Greater Burlington YMCA
High quality afterschool care in 6 communities
We know how important it is for a child to have an enriching place to learn and grow, both in and out of school. At the Y, we make sure children are involved, engaged, valued, and cared for in out-of-school hours. We help to build skills and confidence as children explore new interests and passions. Y school-age programs continue to be a familiar place where children can be safe, active, learning, and engaged during their time out of school.
State subsidy and Y financial assistance are available for qualifying families.
Location:Barre Town School
Location:Bellows Free Academy
Location: Georgia Elementary School
Location: Jericho Elementary School
Location:Underhill Central School
Location:Brookside Elementary School
Days: Monday – FridayTimes: Afterschool to 6:00 pm
2023 – 2024 Cost: 1 Day = $47, 2 Days = $69, 3 Days = $82, 4 Days = $94, 5 Days = $104
PLEASE NOTE: State subsidy will fully cover the cost for qualifying families! Family of 3: gross monthly income up to $3,100 = fully coveredFamily of 4: gross monthly income up to $3,750 = fully coveredFamily of 5: gross monthly income up to $4,390 = fully covered
We understand that paying for care can be a challenge. We always encourage families to consider what financial assistance might be available to help lessen the burden. State subsidy for child care can be the most impactful for eligible families, but we also offer limited Y scholarship to help with demonstrated need.
Registration for Afterschool Programs can take place at any time during the school year.
How are payments made?
The Y requires that payment be made by credit card/debit card, money order, or a bank draft from a checking or savings account. You may choose to have your payment processed every Friday for the following week or on the first day of the month for all billing weeks in that particular month. If your payment is declined, the Y will attempt to reprocess the payment one additional time before contacting you.
Please submit a Child Care EFT Authorization Form with your program application to the Y at 298 College Street, Burlington, VT 05401. You may also email your EFT Form to the Business Systems Office at [email protected].
What happens if a payment is not made?
If your payment declines, the Y will notify you of the decline and balance amount due. It is your responsibility to communicate with the Y’s Business Systems office to ensure your balance is paid in full. If there is a lack of communication and your balance is not paid in full, the Y reserves the right to cancel your enrollment in the program. The child’s enrollment in any other Y program will not be permitted until the account is paid in full. It is the sincere wish of the Y that none of the above steps will need to be taken. We appreciate you keeping your account up to date. Please contact the Y immediately if your financial circumstances change and you are unable to make your tuition payments, prior to your weekly or monthly withdrawal.
What are my responsibilities regarding Vermont State Child Care Financial Assistance?
Families receiving financial assistance from the State of Vermont are responsible for confirming that the Y receives a valid certificate and for paying the balance due until a certificate is received. Your child may not start a program without a certificate in place or payment in full. Families are responsible for their co-pay to the Y (the difference between tuition and financial assistance), as well as any remaining balance if eligibility is terminated. Y payment due dates and payment policies apply to all families, including those receiving financial assistance.
Please note: 100% eligibility through the State does not necessarily mean 100% of your tuition is covered. You still may be responsible to pay a co-pay.
Is financial assistance available from the Y?
In keeping with the Y’s commitment to serve families regardless of their ability to pay, partial scholarships may be available to those who qualify for tuition assistance. We welcome you to contact the Business Systems Office, at [email protected] or 802-652-8190, about eligibility requirements.
Apply by clicking here.
Is tuition owed for school closings and absences?
Your tuition starts the first partial or full week of school and continues through the last scheduled week of school. There are no refunds or pro-rations for absences, partial weeks (e.g., the first week of school), sickness, full-day closings, or emergency closings (e.g. snow days).
State Subsidy Assistance policies:
What happens if I withdraw or need to change my schedule?
All changes to enrollment and cancellations must be processed through the Greater Burlington YMCA School Age Department. If you have any questions, please email the School Age Department at [email protected]. Please note that letting your Site Director know is not sufficient.
Who can I contact with questions?
If you have a question about financial assistance, billing, or payments, contact the Business Systems Office, at [email protected] or 802-652-8190.
For questions about a change or withdrawal from a program, please email Taylor Smith at [email protected].
General Afterschool Program inquiries and changes to enrollment: Taylor Smith, [email protected] or 802-652-8170