Learn, Grow, and Thrive with the Y

The Y is proud to partner with the Seattle 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. 


BASE is a school year program that typically runs from September through June. 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.

2023-24 School Year

Online registration for BASE programs in the 2023-24 school year is closed. Please fill out this form to show your enrollment interest.  Our registration team will reach out to you if space becomes available in your desired program. Once a space becomes available, enrollment will take 5-7 days before your student may attend. Filling out this form does not guarantee space in the program.  

Non-School Days and Breaks

We offer full-day programs from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm during winter, mid-winter, and spring breaks and some other non-school days for an additional fee. These programs are just for families currently enrolled in BASE. Learn more and register here.


2023-24 School Year Fees per Week

Fees are reflective of the hours that kids are in BASE, may vary by district and school, and may be adjusted once school schedules and bell times are finalized by the school district. Upon registration, you will be charged a $75 registration fee. Weekly payments will begin on the Saturday before care.

Receive a 10% discount if you enroll in full-time care from Monday-Friday in the morning and afternoon.

Arbor Heights, Concord, Fairmount Park, Magnuson Park, Rainier View, Roxhill, Sand Point, Thurgood Marshall, West Seattle

  Daily Fee Wednesday Early Release Daily Fee
 After School  $27.00 $33.75 $35.00 $43.75

Bailey Gatzert, Boren K8

  Daily Fee Wednesday Early Release Daily Fee
 Before School $16.00 $20.00 $16.00 $20.00
 After School $21.00 $26.25 $29.00 $36.25

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 to learn more about financial assistance. Our staff will be in contact with you within three business days once the form is received. If you have recently completed this form for summer camp, you do not need to fill it out again, as your financial aid will continue into the school year.  If you have not completed this form in 2023, we encourage you to do so before registering. 



Camp & Outdoor Leadership

The YMCA has been the leader in Summer Camp for over 130 years. Over this time, we’ve fine-tuned our programs to meet youth and their families wherever they are in their journey with the outdoors.

Family Room

Bring the Y's education and enrichment activities home! Try intentional moments to calm the soul, STEAM projects to keep minds moving and learning, and family games to share laughs and smiles.

Swim Lessons

As the largest provider of swim lessons in the country, we strive to help all ages learn how to swim, so they can stay safe around water and learn the skills needed to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for healthy living.