The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

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After School Programs

After School Care

As the leader in youth development, we understand the importance of providing our participants with a balance of academically rich activities as well as an enhanced focus on overall physical well-being. We work side-by-side with industry experts, and your district to design experiences that help your child learn, grow and thrive.  

Why YMCA Afterschool?

More Physical Activity
Our after school care program includes at least 30 minutes of outdoor or indoor physical activity and movement a day.

YMCA Afterschool Staff
Our staff is carefully selected and receives over 30 hours of training, from child development to the importance of being a positive role model.

We Partner With Schools
Our program is aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills (TEKS) curriculum and includes fun, exciting ways to apply what's learned in the classroom.

We Listen To Our Parents
We conduct monthly surveys to assess parent satisfaction with our after school care programs.



Afterschool Staff

Our staff is carefully selected and screened.  Each staff person receives over 30 hours of training annually in topics that span child development to curriculum delivery and much more.  All staff must pass a criminal background check, FBI fingerprint background check and character reference checks. In some districts, we also collaborate with local schools to employ teachers and para-professionals to assist with homework time and clubs.


Affordable Care and Financial Assistance

While we try to make our after school care program affordable for everyone, we understand that cost may be a barrier for some families. We encourage you to apply for financial assistance if you find that you may have difficulties in paying your program fees. Click here to download the application and begin the process.

The registration and weekly enrollment fee may vary by district and/or school.


Raising Funds

You are also invited to become a part of the YMCA Annual Campaign, where parents and other volunteers help raise money to provide scholarships for families who would not otherwise be able to participate in our programs.

Our school age programs are licensed by the Texas Department Family & Protective Services (TDFPS) and operate at a 1:15 staff to student ratio (well below the ratio of 1 to 26 required by the state of Texas).

Spaces are first come, first serve and they're filling fast.  Register for After School Care Online Today.