Elevate Out of School Time

The Y's Before and After-School Enrichment (BASE) program combines the best of our Child Care and Kids University programs into one unique opportunity for kids. Our school enrichment programs provide a safe and caring place outside of the classroom to experience sports, arts, STEM, and other hands-on learning activities. We provide continued structure for kids all while encouraging skill building, creative exploration, physical activity, and most of all, fun. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When does registration open for the 2021-22 school year?

Priority registration opens on Monday, August 2 at 6:00 am. 

Public registration opens on Monday, August 16 at 6:00 am. 

What is the cost of Y Before & After-School Enrichment (BASE) programs?

BASE programs are flexible to meet your needs! Families may choose from programs before school, after school, or both and from 1 to 5 days per week. Fees are reflective of the hours that kids are in BASE and vary by district and school.

The Y is committed to ensuring all families have access to quality and enriching programs. We accept Working Connections Child Care (WCCC) subsidy at many locations. In addition, the Y provides financial assistance and a sliding fee schedule. Please complete this form learn more about scholarships or financial assistance. Our staff we be in contact with you within three business days once the form is received.

 

Do you offer financial aid or scholarships?

Yes! The Y is committed to ensuring all families have access to quality and enriching programs. We accept Working Connections Child Care (WCCC) subsidy at many locations. In addition, the Y provides financial assistance and a sliding fee schedule.

Please complete this form learn more about scholarships or financial assistance. Our staff we be in contact with you within three business days once the form is received.

What are the days and hours of BASE progams?

Most programs will operate Monday to Friday, 7:00am to the start of school and from the end of school until 6:00pm, and flex with the needs of each individual school bell times.

Do I need to fill out any additional paperwork for BASE programs?

Yes, we have partnered with PLAYERSPACE as your communication and paperwork management system. You will receive an email from PLAYERSPACE giving you access to your Parent Center where you can complete required forms and waivers, including immunization records, update emergency contact and health history information, and upload photos for child(ren) and parent/guardians. You must complete this paperwork before your child(ren) can attend BASE programs We estimate this work will take about 30 minutes. 

If your child(ren) participated in summer day camp this year, you will have just a few new tasks to complete as some previous paperwork does carryover.

If you have forgotten your login information, please go the main YMCA of Greater Seattle PLAYERSPACE login page and click forgot password. 

 

What is the cancellation policy?

For cancellations or transfers, we require this form to be submitted at least 14 days prior to the change date. Deposits are non-refundable and may be non-transferable. The Y reserves the right to charge a $25 fee for multiple registration changes.

 

What if I signed up for priority registration but there isn't a location for my family?

If our locations do not work for your family and you’d like a refund of the priority registration fee that you paid, please fill out this form

Who can I contact with registration questions?

Please email us at registration@seattleymca.org or call us at 206-382-4927. Our registration team is available between the hours of 7:00am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. 

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