K-Kids

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The Y’s K-Kids program provides much-needed before and after school care for kindergarten students attending several area schools. Children participate in activities that emphasize fine motor skills through arts and crafts and gross motor skills through gym games.

The Y works with participating schools to provide transportation to and from school for students enrolled in the K-Kids program.

The Y’s K-Kids program offers a variety of options to meet the needs of busy families within our community. In addition to before and after school care, families can take advantage of extended care hours through the Y’s on-site Kid Zone programs at each participating elementary school.

C.W. Avery Family YMCA

K-Kids Sites

  • Central Elementary School
  • Eagle Pointe Elementary School
  • Freedom Elementary School
  • Lincoln Elementary School
  • Walkers Grove Elementary School

PARENTS, PLEASE NOTE:

If your child goes to Central or Lincoln:

  • Before Care is available at your school starting at 7 a.m.
  • Students will be bussed to the Y or Plainfield United Methodist Church for lunch and K-Enrichment.
  • Pick-up is at 3 p.m.

If your child goes to Walkers Grove or Eagle Pointe:

  • Drop-off will be at either the Y or Plainfield United Methodist Church starting at 9 a.m.
  • Students will be bussed to their school.
  • Students will participate in K-Enrichment and eat lunch.
  • After Care is available at school until 6 p.m.

If your child goes to Freedom:

  • Drop-off will be at either the Y or Plainfield United Methodist Church starting at 9 a.m.
  • Students will be bussed to their school.
  • Students will participate in K-Enrichment and eat lunch.
  • After Care is now available!

View Avery K-Kids Registration Form


Galowich Family YMCA

K-Kids Sites

  • Crystal Lawns Elementary School
  • Grand Prairie Elementary School
  • Meadow View Elementary School
  • Minooka Primary Center
  • Ridge Elementary School
  • River View Elementary School
  • Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
  • Troy Little Bee’s Program
  • Wesmere Elementary School

PARENTS, PLEASE NOTE:

If your child goes to Minooka Primary Center:

  • Morning and afternoon bus pick-up and drop-off services are available for Pre-K students.

If your child goes to Troy Little Bee’s Program:

  • Morning and afternoon bus pick-up and drop-off services are available for Preschool students.

Financial assistance is available. CCR&R and DHS funds are also accepted.

At the Y, no one is turned away due to the inability to pay.

To learn more about the Y’s K-Kids program, please contact the Youth and Family Director at your local Y branch:

C.W. Avery Family YMCA
Erin Lightbody
elightbody@jolietymca.org
(815) 267-8600, ext. 211

Galowich Family YMCA
Marlene Kirsch
mkirsch@jolietymca.org
(815) 744-3939, ext. 315