Before and After School Programs

The YMCA of Rapid City offers a wide variety of before and after school child care programs. A safe and enriching environment for your kids. Fees listed are for the 2016-17 school year.

Sunrisers

  • For students in grades K-5
  • M-F: 6:30 am - 8:00 am
  • Location: Y Church Building (1124 Kansas City Street)
  • Sunrisers offers supervised play, recreation, and learning experiences. Breakfast is served daily. Children must arrive by 7:15 am to avoid missing the bus. Transportaion is provided to most Rapid City area schools. This program runs on the Rapid City public school schedule.
  • Fees: Member $120

Sundowners

  • For students in grades K-5
  • M-F: School dismissal - 6 pm
  • Location: Y Church Building (1124 Kansas City Street)
  • Sundowners offers supervised play, recreation, and learning experiences. Activities are planned daily after school. Electives may include gym activities, arts and crafts, special projects, and swimming. Transportation is provided from most Rapid City area schools. This program runs on the Rapid City public school schedule.
  • Fees: Member $263

Kidstop PM

  • For students in grades K-5 at participating schools (see list below)
  • M-F after school until 6 pm
  • Kidstop is a safe place for children to go after school. This program promotes self-confidence, trust, education, and character development. Activites include snack time, centers, indoor/outdoor play, homework time, enrichment clubs and occasional field trips.
  • Fees: Member $211

Meets on-site at the following schools:

Black Hawk Canyon Lake Corral Drive Grandview
Meadowbrook Rapid Valley Robbinsdale South Canyon
South Park Valley View Wilson  

 

All Day Programs for Kidstop, Sundowners and Sunrisers participants

  • All day programs will be offered on days the public schools are closed and the YMCA Child Care Center is open. Registration information will be available at each program site. Registration for these programs is at the YMCA Child Care Center.
  • Fee is $25 per child for each all day program offered.  Enrollment is limited.
  • Program offered 6:30 am - 6 pm.

Our Philosophy

YMCA child care programs stress care and safety. They nurture children’s natural desire to learn by providing ample opportunities to explore.This is accomplished through developmentally appropriate activities.The scheduling, pacing and rhythm of these activities will be consistent with the recognized principles of early childhood education, which state that each child develops at his or her own rate.

We believe that the child care center should be an extension of the home and should in no way attempt to be a substitute for, or in competition with the home. The cooperative experience will set the stage between the child’s education and interest and the family involvement.

Registration Requirements

Please provide the following at the time of registration:

  • Up-to-date immunization records
  • Child Information Sheet
  • A non-refundable registration fee of $35.00

Enrollment is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. All sites have a maximum capacity. All registration will be done at the YMCA. No registration will be taken at any Kidstop sites.