Smith Family YMCA Kid Zone

Registration Now Underway

The Smith Family YMCA’s Kid Zone program provides before and after school care for children in the Joliet, Elwood, Laraway and Unions school districts:

Joliet Public Schools District 86
Culbertson Elementary School
Cunningham Elementary School
Eisenhower Academy
Forest Park Individual Education School (After School only)
Gompers Junior High School
Keith Elementary School
Marshall Elementary School (After School only)
Sanchez Elementary School
Singleton Elementary School
Thompson Instructional Center
Washington Junior High School
Woodland Elementary School

New Lenox School District 122
Haines Elementary School
Oster-Oakview School
Spencer Trail

Elwood Community Consolidated School District 203
Elwood School (After School Care only)

Laraway Community Consolidated School District 70C
Laraway Elementary School
Oak Valley Early Childhood Center

Union School District 81
Union School (After School Care only)

Will County School District 92
Ludwig School 
Reed School

Community Christian School
Fairmont School District 89
St. Joseph Academy

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.

Cunningham Elementary – (779) 702-6842
Edna Keith Elementary – (779) 702-6848
Forest Park – (779) 702-6824
Singelton Elementary – (779) 702-6453

To learn more about Kid Zone, please contact:

Alissa Koenig, Youth, Family and Wellness Director
Phone: (815) 744-3939, ext. 414
Email: [email protected]

Taryn Fears, Youth and Family Manager
Phone: (815) 726-3939, ext. 418
Email: [email protected]

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