Fill Your Afternoon with Fun!

Play Zone connects kids virtually after school with a drop-in, play-based program geared towards students in kindergarten to 3rd grade that promises to engage with silly games and fun projects. It brings what the Y knows best about after-school child care into the home virtually to help parents bridge the gap between the end of the school day and dinner time.

Choose when you drop in — whether it's once a week or every day! The program is 90 minutes long (from 3:30-5:00 pm) and is offered Monday to Friday. Program starts October 26.

Affordable for All 

The Y is committed to ensuring all families have access to quality and enriching youth programs. We provide financial assistance and a sliding fee schedule. Please fill out this quick form to learn more about scholarships or financial assistance available for the Y's Play Zone.

$13 per day for Facility Members | $15 per day for Community Members

What to Expect

Play Zone is offered daily at 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday. The program is hosted on Zoom with dynamic youth development staff leading fun every day. Students must be registered one day prior, by 3:00 pm, to participate. Zoom meeting information, including links for logging on, will be emailed the morning of each program. 

A typical day follows this schedule:

3:30 - 3:40 pm | Welcome and warm-up activity
3:40 - 3:50 pm | Review daily schedule and reflect on the school day
3:50 - 3:55 pm | Sing along
3:55 - 4:10 pm | Theme-based literacy read aloud
4:10 - 4:20 pm | Stretch break and physical activity
4:20 - 4:40 pm | Theme-based guided project 
4:40 - 4:50 pm | Group game
4:50 - 5:00 pm | Review, reflect, and look forward to tomorrow's program

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. What are the fees for Play Zone?
    Play Zone is offered for a daily fee of $13 for Facility Members or $15 for Community Members.
     
  2. I cannot afford the full cost of Play Zone. Are there financial aid or scholarship options?
    Yes, the Y is committed to ensuring all of our programs are affordable for all. Please fill out this quick form to learn more. 
     
  3. Do I qualify for Facility Member pricing if my membership is on hold while facilities are not up to full operations?
    You must be an active member to qualify for Facility Member pricing. If you would like to remove your hold status, please email us.  
     
  4. When are fees due for Play Zone?
    Full payment is due upon registration for the program. 
     
  5. When does registration close? 
    Registration closes daily at 3:00 pm on the day before your program. So if you'd like to participate in a Tuesday Play Zone, please sign by 3:00 pm on Monday.
     
  6. What is your cancellation policy?
    Cancelling this program requires two (2) days written notice prior to the day of program. Less than two days notice will result in a forfeit of fees paid. Cancellations can be emailed to virtualyouthprograms@seattleymca.org.
     
  7. Can I use Y Bucks to pay for Play Zone?
    Yes! Learn more about Y bucks here.
     
  8. My child is not in kindergarten to 3rd grade. Can we still sign up for Play Zone? 
    This program is designed specifically for children in that age range. 
     
  9. When will I receive the log in information for our Zoom meeting?
    Links and more information for your Zoom meeting will be sent to the email address on file the morning of your program.
     
  10. I have a question not listed. Who can I contact?
    Please email us

Stay Engaged with the Y

Family Room

Bring the Y's education and enrichment activities into your home. Add variety and creativity into days without school, child care, or work through our virtual family room.

Healthy Living Room

Find on-demand workouts, resources to keep your brain and body healthy, and other activities for the whole family.

Branches Are Now Open!

We are so excited to welcome you back to the Y. Learn more about our current hours, reservation information, and safety protocols. See you soon!

.