Our partnerships with local school districts offer before- and after-school care, and school release day options for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade at dozens of locations across the Twin Cities.

Minnesota Governor Walz recently announced the state’s plan for the 2020-21 school year. We are currently reviewing and discussing this go-forward plan and will receive guidance from the state departments of education and health, and local school districts to develop program offerings to meet the needs of students and families. As you consider your plans, please keep the Y in mind to ensure that your child(ren) have an option for care during the school year. Specific program opportunities will be available soon.

We will keep you apprised of the Y’s plan and programs for each specific school district and will send you information as soon as we have confirmed our school age care offerings.

Thank you for your understanding as we develop a plan to provide safe, educational and enriching experiences for your child(ren).

About School Age Care

Child care provided by the Y is more than looking after kids. It’s about nurturing development by providing a safe place to learn foundational skills and develop healthy, trusting relationships.

Regular school days

In School Age Care, kids engage in physical and educational activities that encourage them to explore who they are and what they can achieve. It’s a safe place to learn, have fun, and get active before and/or after the regular school day.

Flexible 3, 4 and 5 day options. Find a location nearest you.

School release days

When school is out, the Y is in. A variety of theme-based activities geared toward individual interests and grade levels keep kids engaged.

  • Arts and crafts
  • Cooking projects
  • Field trips
  • Games
  • Sports
  • Swimming

We have the flexibility you need; sign up for a single day or a whole week. Release days vary by school district, so check the location nearest you for details.


Financial help is available to cover the cost of School Age Care. Learn more.