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We know you have lots of questions about Before & After-School Enrichment (BASE) and we’ve done our best to answer them. Read about our planned safety protocols, cancellation policy, and other frequently asked questions below.

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How do I sign up for BASE?

Online registration is closed, but many of our locations are enrolling from the interest list. Once a space has been offered, it will take 5-7 to complete enrollment. Many of our programs are full or have limited capacity. 

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 for active programs once a space has been offered.

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. Please see your district specific page to learn more. 

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

What if the days and times that I'd like are full?

Please sign up your child(ren) onto the interest list form. Family schedules and needs change often and our registration team monitors our capacity and interest list closely.

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

Yes, the Y partners with ePACT Network, a secure online system to collect and manage critical information along with waiver releases for day camp and child care programs. 

You will receive an email from ePACT inviting you to share critical information and fill out important waivers. You must complete this paperwork before your child(ren) can attend BASE programs We estimate this work will take about 30 minutes.

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 written 14 days' 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 is your inclement weather policy?

The safety of our families and staff is our priority. Opening and closing times may change based on the severity of the weather and/or road conditions. There may be times when the public is alerted to stay home and off roads, and when staff cannot travel due to unsafe conditions.

What are your current policies and procedures related to Covid-19?

You and your child(ren)'s safety is our highest priority. We understand Covid-19 safety protocols change frequently, and it can cause confusion. As new guidance emerges and the science develops, we continuously seek ways to minimize risk to the community. We appreciate our staff and members’ flexibility and willingness to shift as we seek an end to the pandemic.

  • Please review this flowchart to guide you if you or your child is symptomatic or was exposed to Covid-19. 
  • Our mask and vaccine policy is based on local, state, and federal regulations plus best practices for similar industries across the country.  
  • Our staff are trained to follow all safety protocols and cleaning procedures, including thoroughly sanitizing touchpoints between groups or programs.
Can my child attend the program if they are not enrolled at the host school?

In most instances, our partner schools prefer that children from other schools do not attend the BASE program hosted at their school.

Can my kindergartener attend the Sherwood or Westgate locations in the Edmonds School District?"

No, at this time, we are only serving kids in grades 1 to 6 at the Sherwood and Westgate locations.

Can my child(ren) attend your program if they don't attend schools listed in the Highline School District?

Yes, we are happy to serve your child(ren) if you or the Highline School District can provide transportation. You may contact the Highline School District transportation office at (206) 631-7502 to learn if transportation between your school and the Y program is feasible.

What do I need to know about transportation and registration for the program at Magnuson Park (Seattle School District)?

For students who attend Bryant and Wedgwood, the Y will transport kids from their elementary school to Magnuson Park. Choose Bryant or Wedgwood bus option at Magnuson Park during the registration process.

For students who attend Decatur, Thorton Creek, or View Ridge, families need to request transportation through Seattle School District Choose the Magnuson Park option during the registration process. 

I thought there was a BASE program in North City (Shoreline School District). Why the change?

Due to changes with Shoreline School District’s extended care program, our North City program was moved to three local elementary schools: Echo Lake, Parkwood, and Lake Forest Park.

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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 7:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. 

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