Before & After School Care

YWCA offers child care for before or after school times with the option for full-day care when schools are closed. Convenience for the parents and activities for the children are key to YWCA School-Age Programs. Kids have many fun choices including recreation and games, arts and crafts, reading, music, homework time. Free tutoring through our Smart Sprouts program is also available. They also have "free time” to pursue their own interests in a safe and comfortable environment.

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Ages served: Kindergarten - 12 years

Program locations:
  • Bent Elementary School, 904 N. Roosevelt, Bloomington
  • Carlock Elementary School, 301 West Washington St., Carlock
  • Irving Elementary School is currently served at Bent Elementary School
  • Oakland Elementary School, 1605 E. Oakland Ave., Bloomington
  • Sheridan Elementary School, 1403 W. Walnut, Bloomington
  • Stevenson Elementary School, 2106 Arrowhead Dr., Bloomington
  • Washington Elementary School, 1201 E. Washington, Bloomington
  • YWCA McLean County, 1201 N. Hershey Rd., Bloomington

YWCA Young Wonders bus to the following schools, before and after school program is held at the YWCA location:

  • Colene Hoose Elementary School, 600 Grandview Drive, Normal
  • Corpus Christi Elementary School, 1909 E. Lincoln Street, Bloomington
  • Oakdale Elementary School, 601 S. Adelaide, Normal
  • Grove Elementary School, 1101 N. Airport Road, Normal
  • Northpoint Elementary School, 2602 E. College Avenue, Bloomington (after school only)
  • Bloomington Junior High School, 901 N. Colton Avenue, Bloomington (for children up to age 12 and after school only)
To inquire about additional schools or how to get a Young Wonders Before and After School program started at your school, please contact us at (309) 662-7826. 

Hours: Before school: 6:30 a.m. - start of school AND after school: school dismissal - 5:30 p.m. A full-day child care option on designated school holidays is available upon enrollment. Coverage is provided 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m offsite and 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the main YWCA facility. Contact the Youth Development Program Specialist (School Age) at (309) 662-7826, ext. 273 or [email protected].

Cost Per Week: 
Before AND After School Before OR After School
5 days = $90 5 days = $75
4 days = $80 4 days = $65
3 days = $70 3 days = $55

Full-day care on school holidays is an additional $15.00 per day per child and parents must register and make payment no later than one week prior to the full day. We accept assistance through the Child Care Resource and Referral Network.
YWCA offers a 10% discount to the following organizations/groups:
  • Any military branch (active duty or retired)
  • AFNI
  • Moms of Multiples
  • State Farm
  • OSF HealthCare
  • Westminster Village

 To receive the discount, qualified member must live in the household with the child, identification will be required at registration.

Fill out a registration form (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).
*Fees effective July 1, 2013. Coverage is provided all year except for YWCA holiday closures.
The Child Care Resource and Referral Network administers the Department of Human Services Child Care Assistance Program. The child care assistance program serves all working families with incomes that meet the income guidelines and/or that are in an approved education or training program. Families can get help paying for child care services if a child (children) is under age 13.
Contact Child Care 
Melissa Breeden
Senior Director of Young Wonders
(309) 662-7826, ext. 255
Rita Poore
Director of Youth Development
(309) 662-7826. ext. 274