Galowich Family YMCA Kid Zone

Registration Now Underway

The Galowich Family YMCA’s Kid Zone program provides before and after school care for children in the Joliet, Troy, Minooka and Rockdale school districts.

Kid Zone participants are transported by bus to and from their school to the YMCA (with exceptions listed below).

Joliet Public Schools District 86
Farragut Elementary School
Jefferson Elementary School
Pershing Elementary School
Sandburg Elementary School*
Taft Elementary School
Thigpen Elementary School

Minooka CCSD #201
Aux Sable Elementary School*
Jones Elementary School*
Minooka Elementary School*
Minooka Intermediate School
(After School only)*
Walnut Trails Elementary School

Troy Community Consolidated School District 30-C
Craughwell Elementary School
Heritage Trail Elementary School
Hofer Elementary School
Shorewood Elementary School
William B. Orenic Intermediate (After School only)

St. Jude Catholic School
(After School Care only)

Rockdale School District 84
Rockdale Elementary School

*Indicates a location where Kid Zone is offered on-site at the school or a nearby district school.

Monthly Program Rates

The YMCA’s Kid Zone program is designed to meet the needs of local families. When enrolling your student in our before and after school program, you can choose from the following enrollment plans:

Facility Member Rates

Enrollment PlanBefore School OnlyAfter School OnlyBefore & After School
1-2 Days Per Week$105$150$195
3-5 Days Per Week$245$290$330

Community Member Rates

Enrollment PlanBefore School OnlyAfter School OnlyBefore & After School
1-2 Days Per Week$140$185$230
3-5 Days Per Week$280$325$365

Kid Zone payments will be paid monthly via automatic withdrawal from a checking account or debit/credit card. Participants may start attending Kid Zone four business days after the day registration is completed.


In order to provide parents with a more convenient way to communicate with our before and after school staff, all YMCA Kid Zone sites are equipped with a cell phone. Parents are encouraged to utilize this technology to:

  • Report absences. As a reminder, if your child will not be attending Kid Zone in the afternoon, we ask that you report his/her absence by 2:30 p.m. that day. Absences can be reported through a phone call, voice mail or text to the Kid Zone site phone at your child’s school.
  • Inform Kid Zone staff if you will be picking up your child late due to an unforeseen circumstance, such as car trouble or traffic.
  • Notify staff if someone who is not currently listed on your authorized pick-up list will be picking up your child from Kid Zone. Please note that this person will be required to show identification upon arriving at your child’s Kid Zone site.

Aux Sable – (779) 702-6841
Carl Sandburg – (779) 707-8889
Jones Elementary – (779) 702-6832
Minooka Elementary – (779) 702-6830
Minooka Intermediate – (779) 702-6822
Troy Craughwell – (779) 702-6520
Troy Hofer – (779) 702-6826
Troy Shorewood – (779) 702-6823
Walnut Trails – (779) 702-6138

To learn more about Kid Zone, please contact:

Marlene Kirsch, Youth and Family Director
Phone: (815) 744-3939, ext. 315
Email: [email protected]

Ashley Banevicius, Youth and Family Coordinator
Phone: (815) 744-3939, ext. 316
Email: [email protected]

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