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Pick the School Day Child Care That Works for YOUR Family!

We are proud to offer TWO school day child care programs, with scheduling options to meet a variety of family needs!

  • Afterschool Academy provides care onsite at your child's school for 2 hours after dismissal.
  • Before and After School Child Care at the Y provides care at the Y starting at 6:30am each morning until 7:00pm, and it also transports your kids from the Y to their school.

Learn more about each program below!

Both child care programs have scholarship opportunities for students on free/reduced lunch. Free/reduced lunch qualifies you for a 30% scholarship when you provide us a copy for your acceptance letter. For more scholarship options. apply at the Y through our Everyone Belongs Scholarship Program.

For more information about child care programs at Dodge City Family YMCA, contact our Family Director, Jasmin Sanchez, at jasmins@dcksymca.


After School Academies are for any child ages 5-12. Children receive homework help from qualified, trained staff members, enjoy a healthy afternoon snack and participate in purposeful play in a safe, nurturing environment.

  • Homework Time
  • Tutoring
  • Snacks
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Character Development
  • Convenient hours
  • Caring, experienced, certified staff
  • Age-appropriate activities
  • Physical and Educational activities


School Minimum Students Maximum Students
Beeson Elementary 25 45
Linn Elementary 25 45
Miller Elementary 25 45
Northwest Elementary 25 50
Ross Elementary 25 60
Soule Elementary 25 60
Sunnyside Elementary 25 30


$30/member; $40/non-member

Fees have increased due to lack of 21st Century funding.

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Extended Hour Before and After School Child Care at the Y

Before school: 6:30am and will transport to their school

After school: End of school day until 7:00 pm

Before and After School at the Y takes your kid(s) to school in the morning and pick them up in the afternoon. (At least 5 students per school must be enrolled for pick-up and drop-off.) During their time at the Y, your child will enjoy snacks, arts & crafts, physical activity, and educational activities in a safe and nurturing environment. They will have homework time and receive homework help from our caring, experienced, certified staff.


  • Before: $25/member; $35/non-member
  • After: $60/member; $80/non-member

Fees have increased due to the lack of the 21st Century funding.

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