Frequently Asked Questions
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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.
BASE programs are flexible to meet your needs! Families may choose from programs before school, after school, or both and from one to five 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 financial aid. Our staff will be in contact with you within three business days once the form is received.
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 financial aid. Our staff we be in contact with you within three business days once the form is received.
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.
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.
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.
Annual registration fees are non-refundable and may be non-transferable. The Y reserves the right to charge a $25 fee for multiple registration changes.
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.
In most instances, our partner schools prefer that children from other schools do not attend the BASE program hosted at their school.
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.
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.
We typically open registration in late spring for the following school year. Please fill out 2024-25 Before and After-School Enrichment (BASE) Interest Form to be contacted when registration details become available.
We will contact you separately if you are a currently enrolled family in BASE. You don't need to fill out this form.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.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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