Learn, Grow, and Thrive with the Y

The Y is proud to partner with the Auburn School District to provide high-quality, active learning opportunities designed to engage and expand young minds. Through our Before and After-School Enrichment (BASE) program, we provide a safe, caring, and fun environment where kids can participate in sports, arts, STEM, and other hands-on learning activities. 

Registration

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.

Now that we are back to school, online registration is closed and new enrollments are processed through our registration team.  Please fill out this interest form and expect a minimum 72 hour response time. Many of our programs are full or have limited capacity. Typically, it will take 5-7 business days to fully complete your registration and required paperwork to begin care.

Non-School Days

We offer full-day programs from 7:00 am - 6:00 pm during winter, mid-winter, and spring break for an additional fee. Please register for a non-school day online.

Fees per Week

Fees are reflective of the hours that kids are in BASE, may vary by district and school, and may be slightly higher for the 1-to-4-day options that include late start Mondays.

  5 Days 4 Days 3 Days 2 Days 1 Day
FM CM FM CM FM CM FM CM FM CM
 Before School $66 $85 $48 $64 $36 $48 $24 $32 $12 $16
 After School $70 $90 $56 $72 $42 $54 $28 $36 $14 $18
 Before & After School $122♦ $158♦ $104 $136 $78 $102 $52 $68 $26 $34
♦ Best Value
FM = Facility Member, CM = Community Member

Affordable for All Financial Assistance

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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I sign up for BASE?

Now that we are back to school, online registration is closed and new enrollments are processed through our registration team.  Please fill out this interest form and expect a minimum 72 hour response time. Many of our programs are full or have limited capacity. Typically, it will take 5-7 business days to fully complete your registration and required paperwork to begin care.

Once I inquire about registration, how long until my child can attend the program?

Typically, it will take 5-7 business days to fully complete your registration and required paperwork to begin care.

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 programs?

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.

What if the program day and time that I'd like is full?

Please add your child(ren)'s name to the waitlist form.

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?

BASE is a school-year long program where fees are paid on a weekly basis. Families enroll in an option that works best for their family for the entire year. Families may upgrade or downgrade enrollment options but must provide 14 days notice written notice via this form for all changes, cancellations, or transfers. If you choose to downgrade your enrollment, you are not guaranteed a spot if you decide to upgrade at a later date. 

For example, if you are attending before and after school for five days a week and downgrade to four days, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to return to five days of care at a later 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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