Afterschool Programs

High quality afterschool care in 9 communities

Programs for School Age children

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.

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Locations

Barre

Location:
Barre Town School

Bolton

Location:
Smilie Memorial School

Burlington

Will be closing in December.

Location:
St. Mark’s Church
(North Avenue at Dodds Court)

Fairfax

Location:
Bellows Free Academy

Fletcher

Location:
Fletcher Elementary School

Georgia

Location: 
Georgia Elementary School

Jericho

Location: 
Jericho Elementary School

Underhill

Location:
Underhill Central School

Waterbury

Location:
Brookside Elementary School

Days, Times + Cost

Days: Monday- Friday
Times: Afterschool to 6:00 pm
Cost:
1 Day = $39
2 Days = $61
3 Days = $74
4 Days = $84
5 Days = $96

Financial Assistance

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.

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Registration for Afterschool Programs can take place at any time during the school year.

Financial Policies + FAQs

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].

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.

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. 

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 Lindsay Austin-Hawley, Director of Business Systems and Data Analytics, at [email protected] or 802-652-8165, about eligibility requirements. 

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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:

  • Families are granted 10 vacation days, calculated July-June each year (not January-December). After a family has used all 10 vacation days, subsidy will not cover the cost of your weekly tuition payment. This means that the family would be responsible to pay the tuition rate if you do not have any vacation days left. 
  • It is the family’s responsibility to communicate with the program Site Director when they plan to use vacation days.

COVID Policy: You will be charged up to 10 days if a room is closed due to a COVID related event (possible exposure or positive test). If the closures exceed 10 school days, you will not be responsible for payment during that time. (Please note this policy only goes into effect if the Y closes the program, not if the school closes).

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.

  • Should you decide to cancel a registration within 2 weeks of the start date of the program, you will not be refunded the deposit or the tuition fee. 
  • If you cancel a registration 2 weeks or more before the program starts, you will receive a refund for any tuition you have paid, but not the deposit. Deposits are nonrefundable 
  • If you seek a change of a prior registration, a change fee may apply.
  • If you choose to withdraw your child from the program, two-weeks advanced notice is required.

If you have a question about financial assistance, contact Lindsay Austin-Hawley, Director of Business Systems and Data Analytics, at [email protected] or 802-652-8165.

If you have questions about billing and payments, contact our Business Systems office at [email protected] or 802-652-8190.

For questions about a change or withdrawal from a program, please email the School Age Department at [email protected].


Contact Information

General Afterschool Program Inquiries & Changes to Enrollment: Admin Assistant, [email protected] or 802-652-8170