YMCA of Springfield

School Age Care

2021-2022

The YMCA offers care outside of class time for children in kindergarten through 6th grade in our local communities. Daily activities include group games, homework assistance, and free play. Each week also includes an arts/crafts activity or STEM project.

We are unable to confirm fees until the school districts release their learning plan. However, assuming a traditional afterschool program, our program costs $62 a week for members and $75 a week for nonmembers. For schools that provide before care, costs are $77 to $91 a week.

BALL-CHARTER SCHOOL

Morning care (depending on school learning plan) will start at 7am.
Afternoon care will be provided from school dismissal until 6pm.

Ball-Charter School Location

Ball-Charter School
2530 E Ash Street
Springfield, IL 62703

SAC Weekly Fees

Fees will be released after school district publishes learning plan.

 

Contact Information

For more information, contact  Nicole Popejoy at npopejoy@springfieldymca.org

BALL ELEMENTARY (CHATHAM)

Care will be provided from school dismissal until 6pm.

Ball Elementary (Chatham) Location

Ball Elementary School
1015 New City Road
Chatham, IL 62629

SAC Weekly Fees

Fees will be released after school district publishes learning plan.

Contact Information

For more information, contact  Rebecca Graves at rgraves@springfieldymca.org

CHATHAM ELEMENTARY

Care will be provided from school dismissal until 6pm.

Chatham Elementary Location

Chatham Elementary School
525 S. College Street
Chatham, IL 62629
 

SAC Weekly Fees

Fees will be released after school district publishes learning plan.

Contact Information

For more information, contact  Rebecca Graves at rgraves@springfieldymca.org

GLENWOOD ELEMENTARY

Morning care (depending on school learning plan) will start at 7am.
Afternoon care will be provided from school dismissal until 6pm.

Glenwood Elementary Location

Glenwood Elementary
1401 Plummer Blvd.
Chatham, IL 62629

SAC Weely Fees

Fees will be released after school district publishes learning plan.

Contact Information

For more information, contact  Rebecca Graves at rgraves@springfieldymca.org

DOWNTOWN YMCA

Care will be provided from school dismissal until 6pm. Arranging transportation to the Downtown YMCA will be the responsibility of the parent.

Downtown YMCA Location

Downtown YMCA
601 N. 4th Street
Springfield, IL 62702

SAC Weekly Fees

Fees will be released after school district publishes learning plan.

Contact Information

For more information, contact Sarah Brewer at sbrewer@springfieldymca.org

RIVERTON ELEMENTARY

Care will be provided from school dismissal until 6pm.

Riverton Elementary Location

Riverton Elementary
209 N. 7th Street
Riverton, IL 62561

SAC Weekly Fees

Fees will be released after school district publishes learning plan.

Contact Information

For more information, contact  Nicole Popejoy at npopejoy@springfieldymca.org

ROCHESTER ELEMENTARY

Care will be provided from school dismissal until 6pm.

Rochester Elementary Location

Rochester Elementary
456 Bertrand Avenue
Rochester, IL 62563
 

SAC Weekly Fees

Fees will be released after school district publishes learning plan.

Contact Information

For more information, contact  Nicole Popejoy at npopejoy@springfieldymca.org

SHERMAN ELEMENTARY

Care will be provided from school dismissal until 6pm.

Sherman Elementary Location

Sherman Elementary
312 South Street
Sherman, IL 62684

SAC Weekly Fees

Fees will be released after school district publishes learning plan.

Contact Information

For more information, contact  Nicole Popejoy at npopejoy@springfieldymca.org

Parent Handbook

We are so glad you will be a part of our YMCA family!  Our programs are built so that your child comes home with new relationships, new-found interests, enhanced values and increased leadership skills that all will help foster a strong foundation for his or her future!  At the YMCA, we embrace a play-based philosophy that guides participants through fun and engaging activities that result in learning and skill building.  Our programs are built upon the foundation of our Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.  As you read through this handbook, please familiarize yourself with the policies and procedures governing our camp and school age care programs.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us!  Thank you for choosing the YMCA!

Click Here for Parent Handbook

Online Account Login

Registration for all camp programs is available online!

With your online account you can: register for programs, view all registrations, make updates to payment information and family data, and add authorized pickups.

STEP 2

Select programs/register at the top right page corner

STEP 3

Select Login

STEP 4

Enter email associated with your account

STEP 5

Submit

If you have not previously logged in, you will need to select “Forgot your password?” to update the password.

Community Child Care Connection (CCP)/Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Registration

If child care fees are paid (in part or whole) by a third party, such as Community Child Care Connection (CCP) or Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), follow the steps in the PDF to register.

CCP/DCFS Instructions

Financial Assistance

If you have been denied assistance from Community Child Care Connection, the you can apply for YMCA financial assistance.

Applying for Financial Assistance

Frequently Asked Questions

Apply to Work

We are always looking for professional role models to join our rock star staff team!  If you have experience working with children and have a desire to build impactful programs, please apply today!   All staff receive background checks, CPR/First Aid training and youth development-specific training.  See all our Youth Development employment opportunities.

Click Here to Apply Online

Covid-19 Safety

Safety and health are at the forefront of our minds!  We are constantly updating procedures to match or exceed current health guidelines.  We require all children and staff to wear face masks at all times.  Upon entering the program space, we will conduct health screenings.  Participants will remain in their own group and will not mix with other groups.  Participants will social distance as much as possible.  Currently, the YMCA is not providing food or beverages.  If your child will be with us over the lunch hour, please send lunch.  Water bottles are necessary and snacks for afternoon time are suggested.  If your child has work from their school, we will have dedicated time set for quiet learning.

Contact Information

For Ball Elementary, Glenwood, Chatham Elementary:
Rebecca Graves
rgraves@springfieldymca.org

For Riverton, Rochester, Sherman and Ball Charter:
Nicole Popejoy
npopejoy@springfieldymca.org

For Downtown:
Sarah Brewer
sbrewer@springfieldymca.org