Lafayette St. Waterloo, IA 50703 phone: 319.234.7589
Providing a safe, warm and caring environment for school-age children has long been the foundation of the YWCA’s childcare programming. The pillars are Y’s Kids and Summer Daze.
During the school year, Y’s Kids provides care before and after school at nine Waterloo elementary schools, plus sites in Cedar Falls and Hudson. Summer Daze is the all day program held through the summer.
The YWCA childcare team also works with Tri-County Head Start to create Wrap-Around Service that offers all-day care to Head Start participants.
“Playdays” for Christmas and Spring Break, conferences, etc. are another service provided. Advance registration for Playdays is required.
Each of these childcare programs offers positive adult role models, educational opportunities and fun for the children. Scholarships are based on household size and income and participation by youth with special needs is encouraged.
Y's Kids- Before and After School
For Cedar Falls & Hudson school, registration will begin for the 2019 - 2020 school year on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at 7:00 a.m.
For all Waterloo Schools, registration will begin for the 2019 - 2020 school year on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 7:00 a.m.
For the current school year, 2018-19, please call for information about prices, availability and enrollment. 319.234.7589.
The YWCA Y's Kids Before and After School program is designed to meet the needs of parents whose schedules do not coincide with their children's school day. Although there will be time for homework and academic assistance, Y's Kids is a time for the children to unwind, relax, be creative, and enjoy the company of friends in a safe and friendly environment with positive caring adult role models. Y's Kids programs are in compliance with the State of Iowa child care regulations and the State Fire Marshal. Y's Kids staff are certified in First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions and are trained as mandatory reporters of child abuse.
Our Y's Kids Programs are held at the schools listed below, making Y's Kids convenient for participating parents. A nutritious breakfast and snack are provided each day. Programs run from 6:30am to when school begins and from the time school dismisses until 6:00pm. The Y's Kids program begins earlier on Wednesdays that have a scheduled early dismissal. You can register for care before school, after school, or both.
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, Lowell in Waterloo, at Hudson Elementary, and serving Hansen, Lincoln and North Cedar Elementary in Cedar Falls. After school programming is offered at Cunningham Elementary in Waterloo.
The YWCA provides before and after school childcare at the following elementary schools: Elk Run, Highland, Kittrell, and Lincoln, and afterschool programming at Cunningham Elementary. Preschool childcare is available at the schools on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. All-day care is available on Wednesdays at the YWCA from 6:30am to 6:00pm.