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Before and After School Care

Visit our registration page to enter your child’s school or district to find out if the YMCA program is offered at your child’s school site and register today.

The Y makes the most of your child’s after school time by offering active learning opportunities designed to engage and expand young minds. Housed in local schools, YMCA Before & After School Care gives your child the opportunity to participate in active play and collaborate on fun projects.

Arlington ISD:
Before School Program

  • Monday – Friday, 6:00 a.m. – until school begins
  • YMCA Member: $49.99 per child/per week
  • Non-Member: $79.99 per child/per week

After School Program

  • Monday – Friday, school dismissal – 6:00 p.m
  • YMCA Member: $59.99 per child/per week
  • Non-Member: $89.99 per child/per week

Arlington Classics Academy & St. Joseph Catholic School
After School Program

  • Monday – Friday, school dismissal – 6:00 p.m
  • YMCA Member: $59.99 per child/per week
  • Non-Member: $89.99 per child/per week

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Financial Assistance is available to those who qualify.

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A Typical Day

Community Time

Welcome children into the program; this can consist of a formal greeting, icebreakers or group games. Students receive a healthy snack that includes a whole grain, fruit and water. During this time, staff will be trained to use evidenced-based social-emotional learning (SEL) activities to promote diversity, inclusion, empathy, compassion and critical thinking.

Brain Power Hour

Dedicated time for students to work on daily homework and participate in self-guided academic learning centers. Students will be allowed to use any technology device needed to assist with homework, with parent’s permission.


Age-appropriate structured, hands-on, fun activities intended to reinforce academic learning concepts. The Y uses evidence-based curriculum-related to STEM and literacy in partnership with Scholastic Learning and others. Activities will be focused on STEM and literacy but incorporate various subjects throughout the year.


Age-appropriate structured enrichment activities such as music, art, theater, DIY crafts, global awareness, service learning and character education intended to expose students to new experiences to ignite their imagination and foster a love of service and empathy for others.


Physical play activities that can take place either outside or in the gym/cafeteria or playground incorporating CATCH Kids Club curriculum.

Registration Information

Check out our site listing to find out if the YMCA program is offered at your child’s school site and register today.  

To begin the registration process: 

  • Create an online account so that you can register for Before & After School Care.
  • Participating children must be added to the membership profile.
  • Scroll down to our site listing to find the YMCA program at your child’s school site and register.

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Are you ready to register for a YMCA child care program? Be sure to have the checklist items ready to expedite your online registration. We look forward to serving your family!

If your child has any special needs or will need special accommodations while in our care, please contact us prior to starting the registration process.

Registration Checklist
Arlington ISD Free Afterschool Care Information

Have Questions?

Contact us at [email protected] or call (817) 989-9629.

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Frequently Asked Questions

All programs are on-site except ACA which gets bussed to Central.

All site phone numbers will be posted at the site and will be listed in the initiatives that are to come prior to the program starting.

Initiatives will be sent out with this information prior to the program starting.

Parent’s/Guardian’s/Authorized pick-ups will have to come inside to the program space to sign in/out the child(ren).Parent’s/Guardian’s/Authorized pick-ups should always be prepared to present their ID at sign out.

Snacks and/or Meals are provided. Offerings vary by school.

Payments are due the Monday prior to the week of care. If payment is not made on Monday, registrants will receive a phone call and email notification of the non-payment. If the payment is not paid by Wednesday, registrants will be removed from the program. If the program’s registration is full the child(ren) removed will need to re-register and will go to the bottom of the waiting list is there is one.