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                    425 Lafayette St. Waterloo, IA 50703  phone: 319.234.7589*   

YWCA Y’s Kids Before & After School Childcare Program

Available Staff Positions


School year positions are available in YWCA Y’s Kids Before and After School Child Care Program. Provides professional, safe, respectful, activity-oriented, age-appropriate child care programming for preschool and elementary school aged children.


Work 6-29 hours per week depending on your availability with several different work schedules available.

Work Hours differ depending on site you are placed at and your availability.


Qualifications: Education and/or experience working with children and youth.

Must successfully pass the State of Iowa criminal and child abuse background check for childcare providers.


To apply:

Send application or resume to

Child Care Directors,


425 Lafayette St,

Waterloo, IA 50703


Or email to: or


Applications can be downloaded from our website


Do not apply on Facebook, please mail or email your application or resume.






Below please find a re-post of registration dates and instructions for
Y’s Kids Before and After School Child Care Program –
please read through them carefully!

Items to note –

·        Please enter YWCA through door on back of building

·        Please wear your face mask and follow social distancing while waiting in line

·        You must come with your Registration forms completed and have all of the supporting documents required with you.  

·        Child care staff will be available to answer questions.  

New Registration Dates for

YWCA Y’s Kids Before and After School Child Care Program


To ensure the health and well-being of YWCA participants and the community; the YWCA has reviewed its registration process and rescheduled the dates to register for Y’s Kids Before and After School Child Care program for 2020 – 2021 school year.  Registration dates/times will be by the school. 

Below are the Y’s Kids Registration Dates for 2020-2021 School Year:

·         Cedar Falls Hansen Elementary                      July 13, 2020               7:00 am – 12:00 noon

·         Cedar Falls Lincoln Elementary                     July 13, 2020               12:30 pm – 5:30 pm

·         Cedar Falls North Cedar Elementary             July 14, 2020               7:00 am – 12:00 noon

·         Hudson Elementary                                        July 14, 2020               7:00 am – 12:00 noon

·         Waterloo Irving Elementary                           July 14, 2020               12:30 pm – 5:30 pm

·         Waterloo Cunningham Elementary                 July 14, 2020               12:30 pm – 5:30 pm

·         Waterloo Kingsley Elementary                       July 15, 2020               7:00 am – 12:00 noon

·         Waterloo Kittrell Elementary                          July 15, 2020               12:30 pm – 5:30 pm

·         Waterloo Highland Elementary                      July 16, 2020               7:00 am – 12:00 noon

·         Waterloo Lou Henry Elementary                    July 16, 2020               12:30 pm – 5:30 pm

·         Waterloo Lowell Elementary                          July 17, 2020               7:00 am – 12:00 noon

·         Elk Run Pre-School                                        July 17, 2020               7:00 am – 12:00 noon

·         Waterloo Lincoln Elementary                         July 17, 2020               7:00 am – 12:00 noon

YWCA will close at 1:00 pm on Friday, July 17.

·         Any School                                                     July 20, 2020               Regular Office Hours*

Current Regular Office Hours Are: Monday – Friday   7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Space is limited. When a program becomes full, a waiting list will be established in the order received.


How To Register / Enroll

·         Registration must be done in person at the YWCA on the date and time assigned to your child’s school; or on/after July 18.  See building entry instructions below. These instructions will be strictly adhered to and failure to do so may result in you not being able to register at the time you are there.

Do Not Mail or Email Registration Forms – mailed or emailed registrations will not be accepted.

·         A $15 registration fee and a $15 YWCA annual membership fee (per child) are due at time of registration. These
fees are non-refundable.

·         You must present your fully completed Childcare Information Form before we can accept your registration.

·         Registration for Preschool students also require a copy of the most current immunization record and physical for each preschool child.

·         Financial assistance forms must be fully completed and include all required documentation before your application will be accepted and reviewed.

·         Families using an alternate funding source such as DHS, JPTA, Head Start, etc., must have written authorization for services before the time of registration.

 Registration forms are available for you to complete and bring with you to the YWCA.  You can downloaded a printable copy here
 or you can call (319) 234-7589 ext. 226 or ext. 227 and request that a registration packet be mailed to you.

Please complete all necessary forms and bring them with you. 

Do not plan to complete forms when you arrive at the YWCA.  You will not be allowed to complete forms upon your arrival for registration.  If you do not arrive with forms already completed, you will be asked to leave and complete forms and return to YWCA when they are complete and ready.


Only one person per family can come to the YWCA to register and everyone must follow social distancing recommendations as marked outside and inside the YWCA.  Likewise, individuals coming to the YWCA to register will be COVID screened. We highly recommend that you wear a facemask.

Building Entry Instructions:

·         To ensure a safe environment for all and appropriate social distancing, please park in the parking lot on the west side of the YWCA building. 

·         Persons registering children must enter the YWCA by the back door on the north side of the YWCA.  Staff will be there to direct you through the building to the front desk where you will complete the registration process.  Staff will then direct you to exit YWCA through doors on Lafayette Street.

 Space is limited. Call the YWCA (319) 234-7589 after July 17 to check availability at your child’s school.

 If you do not have a registration packet, they are available on our website or by calling the YWCA at (319) 234-7589, ext. 226 or ext. 227 and request a packet be mailed to you. 

 *Please call for regular office hours as they may be different from those listed with registration times beginning July 20.

 Please follow our Facebook page and check our website regularly for updates on registration!


Y’s Kids Locations:

School Age (Kindergarten and older)

The YWCA provides before and after school care for school-age children at Highland, Irving, Kingsley, Kittrell, Lincoln, Lou Henry, and Lowell in Waterloo, at Hudson Elementary and at Hansen, Lincoln, and North Cedar Elementary Schools in Cedar Falls. After school only child care is offered at Cunningham Elementary in Waterloo. 



The YWCA provides before-and-after preschool childcare at the following Waterloo elementary schools: Elk Run, Highland, Kittrell, and Lincoln. After preschool childcare is offered at Cunningham Elementary. Preschool child care is available at the schools Monday - Thursday. All-day care is available on Fridays at the YWCA from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Child care for preschool students attending Hudson Elementary is available either before the morning program or after the afternoon program only.   

Child care for preschool students attending Hudson Elementary is available either before the morning program or after the afternoon pr

YWCA Health & Wellness Services Participants –

We are happy to announce that our Health & Wellness Services is opening on June 23.  To ensure the safety and well-being of participants and staff, we are starting with a limited number of class offerings and limited class sizes to ensure appropriate social distancing between individuals. Individuals who were actively participating in HWS programming at the time we closed in March have been contacted and given first opportunities to register for classes.  There may be openings left in classes for others to register for and we will fill them as registrations are received.  We are continuing to work on our plan to be open longer hours and offer more classes.


Below please find information regarding our opening and your return to YWCA:

All classes/lessons subject to change or cancellations

No new members are being accepted at this time

YWCA Premium or Basic plans or Health Insurance plans will only be accepted as payment for adult classes (no class plans accepted at this time except for youth swimming lessons)

Class sizes are limited as are class choices and schedules

Please do not come to the YWCA if you:

Have had contact with anyone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days

Have fever of 100.3 or higher

Have a cough or shortness of breath

Have traveled in the past 14 days

No day passes/coupon passes available or accepted for use at this time

Social distancing of 6 feet must be followed including in classes.

For all appointments, classes and lessons, arrive no more than 5-10 minutes before starting time and leave immediately after class, lesson or appointment ends

When entering the building, please use either the back door, or the front door and the elevator to go to the lower level to check in and out at the Control Center

You will be asked Covid-19 questions and your temperature will be taken at the Control Center before attending class

Limit interactions in common areas (main lobby, hallways, locker rooms, etc.). Please do not congregate before or after your class

We strongly recommend the use of masks in our facility before and after activities and when in the common areas

No towel or locker services will be provided

Please bring your own towels

Bags will stay in area you have activity in

One way traffic into pool area and into and out of locker rooms

Locker rooms limited to changing only after adult water classes (2 at a time). 

Showering is not permitted (it is strongly recommended that you shower at home before coming to class)

Shoes are required when entering or exiting pool area and before exiting locker room

Locker rooms will not be available for youth before or after swimming lessons. Please plan to come and leave in your swimming suit and shoes must be wore when entering and exiting the pool area. 

Only one adult may accompany a child to swimming lessons and you must sit in the designated chairs in the hallway by the pool.

Body Shop by appointment only (45 minute max/day, 3 people max in Body Shop at once) contact Syd or Anna for more information

Lap Swim is by appointment only (M, W, F 6:30 am - 7:15 am; T, Th 10:30 am -11:15 am)

Water Aerobics and Silver Sneakers will be scheduled by contacting Syd or Anna

Please follow signs/guidelines posted throughout the facility

No water fountains will be available, if you need water, please bring your own.

All frequent high touch areas and areas where staff and/or participants have been will be sanitized by staff after use

Sanitizing stations and wipes will be provided to participants for their convenience

To ensure the safety of our participants and staff, staff will be following stringent personal safety and cleanliness protocols including regular hand washing, COVID survey, temperature check, wearing face masks (except while teaching) etc.  

All protocols and rules have been instituted to ensure your health and safety - failure to follow YWCA protocols/rules will result in the termination of your participation in YWCA programming and No refunds will be issued for membership or class/lesson registration fees.


Contact Syd at 319-234-7589 ext. 233 or Anna at ext. 234 for any questions and/or feedback you may have


Remember - The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic.  COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact.  As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing and other precautions to keep yourself and your families safe and well.  While the YWCA has put in place protocols and schedules as preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; the YWCA cannot guarantee that you or your family are not at risk while attending programming here or that you will not become infected with COVID-19.




Because the health and safety of our community is important to the YWCA, we wanted to let you know that due to COVID-19 conditions, we have decided to cancel this year’s Women of Persimmon luncheon. 

The nominations were reviewed by our committee and recipients chosen before the restrictions of COVID-19; so please watch our Facebook page and website for information regarding the celebration of this year’s nominees and award recipients.  

Women of Persimmon is not only a celebration of extraordinary women, it is also an important fundraising event for the YWCA each year.  The reservations and donations received for the event support the programs and services provided by the YWCA right here in Black Hawk County. 

 Your Donation Will Make A Difference By:

·         Supporting a child to learn to swim and be safe in the water.

·         Supporting an adult to know their numbers, be more active and live a healthier lifestyle.

·         Providing financial assistance needed for a child to access before and after school child care.

·         Helping a mother be knowledgeable about the development of her children and prepare them for school.

·         Assisting an immigrant or refugee family to learn English and integrate more fully into the community.

·         Supporting a middle school aged girl to build character, learn about careers and reach her potential.

 100% of your donation will be used to support the programs and services provided by the YWCA.

Your generosity ensures that together we can continue to meet the critical needs of women and families in Black Hawk County.  We would greatly appreciate your support of the YWCA this year with your donation to the Women of Persimmon. 


Below please find a link you can use to make your donation


Thank you for your support!




Summer Daze Child Care Program Cancelled


The safety, health and well-being of our participants, staff, volunteers and the broader Cedar Valley community remains our priority.  With these considerations in mind, we have decided not to offer Summer Daze, our summer child care program this summer.  Child care staff contacted all families who had registered for the program as well as those who were on our waiting list.


Families are being referred to Iowa Child Care Resource & Referral for assistance in finding child care for the summer months.


Iowa Child Care Resource & Referral Contact Information:

(855) 244-5301


Child Care Resource and Referral Flyer:


Survey for a child care referral for Black Hawk County:


Your support is greatly appreciated as we work with our community to do our part in supporting the well-being of our community.


Please watch our Facebook page and website for future YWCA updates.


If you have any questions, please call (319) 234-7589 ext 227


Thank You



Effective April 25, 2020 –

 Due to the health and economic impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the YWCA Black Hawk County is implementing measures to ensure the safety of staff and financial stability of the organization. Therefore, please be advised that the number of staff working at the YWCA has decreased considerably.

 Until further notice, should you need to contact staff at the YWCA, please use the following:

 By telephone - you may call and/or leave a voicemail at (319) 234-7589, extension 226 or 227

 By email – you can email staff at either or

 We thank you for your understanding and support as we all work together as a community to ensure the health and well-being of us all.

For updates concerning Y's Kids and Summer Daze, see our Childcare Page.

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The safety and well-being of our participants, staff, volunteers and the broader Cedar Valley community remains our priority. Thank you for all you are doing to support the YWCA, and the community as a whole, as we all face this ever-changing and unprecedented health challenge.

Below are updates regarding closures, cancellations, rescheduling, procedures, etc. that we instituted on Monday, March 23. While these closures and cancellations are temporary, we do not know as yet what temporary means, and therefore everything is “until further notice”. Please note that things at the YWCA are changing on an ongoing basis as we endeavor to keep up to date with the information and recommendations coming out. We will do our best to keep you all updated via our website and Facebook page as well as letters and postcards.

When programming resumes - participants will be contacted by phone, letter or email; and notifications will be placed on our Facebook page and our website regarding re-opening of classes, programming and facilities.

Please note that all previously published registration dates for any and all YWCA programs are subject to change and we will notify you of these changes via our website, Facebook, etc.

Health & Wellness Services:
• As proclaimed by Iowa’s Governor, our fitness facilities and programming closed at 12:00 noon on March 17.
• Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging has closed so all our Seniors In Motion Exercise Classes held at community senior centers are cancelled.
• All Blood Screenings scheduled with UnityPoint are cancelled until October.
• Adult, Child & Infant First Aid/CPR/AED classes scheduled for April are cancelled.
• NETA Trainings on March 28 & 29 are cancelled.
• All Youth & Adult Fitness classes and activities are cancelled.
• All Pool & Gym Rentals are cancelled through the end of May.

Youth & Family Services:
• Parents Achieving Success with Support programming is cancelled. However, staff can be reached by phone (319) 234-7589 ext. 228 and email if needed. If Cyndi is not available to take your call, please leave a message and she will call you back.
• Wize Girlz programming is cancelled.
While Summer Wize Girlz continues to be planned; at this point we have no information or dates to share due to uncertainty of community conditions.
• English Classes are cancelled.
• Young Women on the Move Conference is cancelled for 2020.
• Individual case management services for individuals who speak Spanish will continue via telephone and email. For assistance with information and referrals, individuals may call Domingo at (319) 234-7589 ext. 240; Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. or email
If Domingo is not able to take your call, please leave a message and he will call you back.

• All Y’s Kids Childcare Programming is cancelled beginning March 23rd.
While Summer Daze continues to be planned; at this point we have no information or dates to share due to uncertainty of community conditions.

Book Discussion Group:
• Cancelled

Friday Bridge Club:
• Cancelled

YWCA Building:
• The building is closed beginning March 21.
• Staff will be working during most weekday hours (Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm) and you may be able to reach us by phone (319) 234-7589 and the specific staff person’s extension number. Staff are also reachable by email if you have their work email address and if not, please use and your email will be forwarded to them.

YWCA Events:
• 2020 Women of Persimmon is postponed and tentatively re-scheduled for Thursday, June 11. Please note that the status of this event is being reviewed weekly and we will let everyone know our final decision before the end of April. Follow us on Facebook or check our website for updates. Please contact Cindy Mohr at (319) 234-7589 ext. 227 or or Mary at (319) 234-7589 ext. 232 or if you have any questions.
• The sale of yard signs for 2020 Stand Against Racism is cancelled. Please follow us on Facebook for other Stand Against Racism opportunities as we get closer to April 23 – 26.
• The Salad Luncheon scheduled for May 5 is cancelled.

• Pool, gym and building room rentals – rentals for events or activities scheduled through May 31, 2020 are being cancelled. Rental fees for one-time events or activities are being fully refunded. Rental/Space Usage fees for on-going space rentals are not being owed until activities are able to resume.
• Child Care –
o Families participating in child care will not be charged for time reserved beginning March 23, unlike per our usual policy. Parents will need to have paid any outstanding childcare program fees in order to begin in programs when we re-open, as is our current policy.
o For 2020 Spring Break Playdays only, families who registered for days of child care services on days that the YWCA has cancelled Playdays programming – their fees paid will be credited to their Y’s Kids accounts for future use.
Please contact Rachel or Mindy if you have any questions.
• Health and Wellness Services –
o Participants who have paid for swim lessons, dance lessons, etc. and other classes bought in sessions – you will have the option of requesting the registration/class fees be a credit and you will be the first individuals registered when we open classes again; or you may request a full refund of your registration fees.
o Participants who paid for Premium or Basic Plans – since we closed fitness facilities on March 17, we are asking you to consider donating the remainder of the amount you paid for March (Premiere Plan for members is $45 per month, so donating $22.50; Basic Plan is $35 for members, so donating $17.50) (non-member amounts would be different) and we will provide you a thank you that includes tax deduction information; or you may request a credit to your account to be used later; or you may request a refund.

You must inform the YWCA of your preference regarding fees paid by April 24, 2020.

As we all work together as a community to keep everyone safe and well, we understand the frustration and stress that comes with the uncertainty and changes happening daily. We are here, ready to support you in whatever way we can. We are working on options, information and activities that you can use at home, so follow our Facebook page for them. We will forward other community and organization resources to you as well as we receive them – some are listed below.

We can’t wait to welcome you all back into the YWCA facility and programs – we miss you all immensely and care about your health and wellness, which is why we are taking the steps we are.

Please know we will keep you updated on all things YWCA via Facebook (, YWCA website ( and mail.

And again, when programming - you will be contacted by phone, letter or email; and notifications will be placed on our Facebook page and our website regarding re-opening of classes, programming and facilities.

Take care, stay safe, keep well, and follow the CDC guidelines to keep yourself and others safe.
You are all in our thoughts,
Your YWCA Black Hawk County

Additional resources – we will continue to update and post these on our Facebook page as we receive them.
• Center for Disease Control -
• SilverSneakers - live classes on Facebook. No Facebook membership needed, these classes are open to all. Visit
• Child Care Resource and Referral – (855) 244-5301
• Northeast Iowa Food Bank – (319) 874-6840
• Operation Threshold - (319) 291-2065
• Iowa Workforce Development -
• Iowa Workforce Development Unemployment -
• House of Hope COVID 19 Rental Assistance Program to assist single moms that have lost jobs or hours due to the COVID19 Pandemic – (319) 888-1823
• Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging – (319) 874-6840




YWCA Mission Statement

The YWCA Black Hawk County is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

Our Vision

Cedar Valley women and girls are strong, impactful leaders and instruments of change in their community; creating opportunities and providing resources for all to reach their greatest potential.