Before and After School Care (SAC)


The Y works to ensure that youth not only have access to affordable, quality, before and after school programming but are also in a safe and nurturing environment protected by caring adults. Our before and after-school program provides a practical childcare option for families. Youths will receive homework assistance and participate in activities that keep them active and productive before school begins and when the school day ends.

School-Age Care Program 2023-2024 Member 2023-2024 Non-member Rate 
Waterloo & Cedar Falls AM  $45  $50 
Waterloo PM  $50  $55
Cedar Falls PM  $55  $60 
Waterloo Pre-K AM  $50  $55 
Waterloo Pre-K PM  $50  $55 
Cedar Falls Pre-K AM   $55  $60 
Cedar Falls Pre-K PM  $55  $60 

School’s Out Fun Day

The Family YMCA of Black Hawk County offers School Out Fun Days for selected scheduled days during the school year. The program fees below are in addition to the already scheduled weekly payments for Before and After school care. All children must be enrolled prior to participate in the School Out Fun Days. There are limited spaces and spots are first come first served. During School’s Out Fun Days the kids will have opportunities for structured activities, reading time, recess, possible field trips, swimming/water play and community service projects. The YMCA offers a healthy breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack.

Non-Member: $60/day Member: $50/day

Children do not need to be enrolled in our School Age Care program to attend our day camps and any child in the Cedar Valley is welcome to register. For more information call the YMCA at 319-233-3531.

Parent Handbook

For additional information see our parent handbook



DHS Funding Accepted. Financial assistance is available to those in need, to ensure every child has the opportunity to learn and grow at the Y. To see if you qualify, contact the Y at 319-233-3531. F/A

Open Door Program

We believe everyone deserves a Y, so the Family YMCA of Black Hawk County offers an Income-Based Membership Pricing structure. This Open Door Program offers a sliding fee scale that is designed to fit the financial situation of each individual household in our community. We believe people should have access to the programs and services at the YMCA that nurture the spirit, mind, and body regardless of their personal financial circumstances. Financial assistance through our Open Door Program can be obtained for membership, as well as program fees.

Remind App

Recieve live text updates to your cell phone. It’s a free application. Families can also download the Remind app through their device applications and enter the same code to find our group. Feel free to call us or email me back personally if you have any trouble getting signed up. Thanks for choosing the Y to service your family.

Aldrich SAC: Text @y-aldrich to 81010
Becker SAC: Text @y-becker to 81010
Cedar Heights SAC: Text @y-cheights to 81010
Orange SAC: Text @y-orange to 81010
Orchard Hill SAC: Text @y-orchard to 81010
Poyner SAC: Text @ y-poyner to 81010
Southdale SAC: Text @ysouthdale to 81010
School’s Out Fun Days: Text @y-funday to 81010