School Age Care


Chatham, Riverton, Rochester, Williamsville-Sherman

2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Our before and after school programs are modeled after the Food, Fun and Afterschool program designed by the Harvard School of Public Health Prevention Research Center and the YMCA of the USA. Our program was piloted in YMCA afterschool sites throughout the country with the goal of increasing physical activity and healthy eating habits in those children in our programs. The philosophy of the YMCA’s School Age Care Program is to promote learning through play and recreation.

We believe every child should have the opportunity to develop their individual abilities at their own pace and in the spirit of self-worthiness.


YMCA Strong Kids Scholarship funds are available for School Age Care as well as financial
assistance through third-party providers such as Community Connection Point (CCP).

Financial aid applications will only be accepted for review once BOTH of the following conditions are met:

  1. Youth program participant must have a current and active financial aid/scholarship youth membership. YMCA membership must be maintained for the duration of the youth’s participation in program. If the youth’s membership expires, you will be responsible for the full rate of program fees. Information on applying for financial aid/scholarship membership is available at the front desk of both branches, online at, or by contacting DeWayne Williams (Downtown), or Bianca Hueckstaedt (Kerasotes)
  2. Parent/guardian must first apply for assistance from Community Connection Point (CCP) and submit approval/denial letter. CCP is a third-party organization that assists families in paying for child care services. Applications are available in person from the local CCP office as well as online. The local CCP office is located at 901 South Spring Street, Suite B, Springfield, IL 62704, 217 525 2805, The YMCA does not provide applications for CCP assistance. Financial assistance from the YMCA is dependent on approval or denial from CCP and will not be considered until after CCP has determined eligibility.


Download Parent Handbook – SAC Parent Handbook

Email or mail your registration form to Nicole Popejoy.

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YMCA of Springfield
Attn: Nicole Popejoy
4550 West Iles Avenue
Springfield, IL 62711

Receive an email from Nicole Popejoy confirming registration.


Once registration is complete, if you need to make any changes to your child’s schedule or billing, please complete SAC Change Form and submit to  All changes must be made in writing 10 business days prior to effective change date.


For questions related to billing, fees, or tax statements contact:

For general questions relating to SAC sites, please contact Nicole Popejoy: