Before & After School Care: Evansville, IN: YMCA of Southwestern Indiana
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Child Care

The YMCA of Southwestern Indiana serves more than 9,000 youth annually, aged from two months through 18 years in a wide variety of programs including child care, camping, sports, aquatics, enrichment and more. The YMCA of Southwestern Indiana’s programs follow the principles of youth development, which includes the belief that children need to be physically and emotionally safe.  Click here to view our Child Safety Policies »

Before and After School Care

With so many demands on today’s families, parents need all the help they can get. That’s why we’re America’s largest nonprofit child care provider! We help thousands of children every day reach their fullest potential in a welcoming, supportive environment. By incorporating the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility into all of our youth services programming. We give children the solid foundation they need to thrive—not only in school, but beyond. Our School Age Child Care Programs ensure that your child’s time is spent creatively and constructively.You can feel confident knowing that your child is safe and well cared for by highly qualified staff. All of our staff are CPR and First Aid certified and we meet or exceed state staff-to-child ratios.Before and After School Child Care Program is available for children who need care before school and/or after school. Children may attend before school from 6:30 am until school starts and from the end of the school day until 6:00 pm

Before and After School Child Care Program is offered in the following schools:

Warrick County

Posey County


  • Sharon
  • J.H. Castle
  • Loge
  • Oakdale
  • Chandler
  • Lynnville
  • Newburgh
  • Yankeetown
  • Elberfeld
  • Marrs
  • West
  • Farmersville*
  • North
  • South Terrace
*Farmersville children are bussed to West.
  • Christ the King
  • Evansville Lutheran

Click here to view our 2018-2019 Before & After School brochure

Click Here to Register Online

School Day Off Program

The YMCA now offers an option for working parents caught in a dilemma on days when school is canceled due to snow and ice. We offer supervised games, swim time, open gym, and activities in our youth center for school age children (K-6). Each child should bring a sack lunch, swim suit, and towel daily.

Downtown10/6, 10/9-10/10
EVSC Fall Break
Dunigan10/13 & 10/16WCSC Fall Break

Downtown11/10Veteran’s Day

Downtown/Dunigan11/22 & 11/24Thanksgiving Break

Downtown/Dunigan1/15MLK Jr. Day

Downtown/Dunigan2/19President’s Day

Dunigan3/23WCSC Makeup Day

Dunigan4/13WCSC Makeup Day

Downtown4/20EVSC Makeup Day

Downtown4/23EVSC Makeup Day

Dunigan4/27WCSC Makeup Day

WCSC Makeup Day

Location: Listed above
Registration: Spots are limited. Registration begins September 1. Children must be registered by 5:00pm the day before school is out.

Y-Members: $140 / Non-Y-Members: $180. $25 discount for each additional child in the same family. Fee includes childcare for all the above dates, including dates when school is canceled due to the weather. Fee will not be pro-rated.

View School Day Off Brochure »

Download School Day Off Registration Form »

Click here to download a Childcare Financial Assistance Application

YMCA Child and Babysitting Safety Class

Are your kids at home alone after school, in charge of watching their  younger siblings or excited to start babysitting for others? Babysitting 101 provides basic first aid and CPR skills, how to prevent choking, water hazards and other emergencies as well as other common problems babysitters face! They will also learn infant and child feeding and diapering procedures and be able to provide  fun activities to entertain and engage kids of all ages. Students need to bring their own lunch. Manual is included.

Sa, May 19
9:00am – 1:30pm
$40 (YM) / $60 (NM)
DuniganSa, Jun 239:00am – 1:30pm
$40 (YM) / $60 (NM)
DowntownSa, Aug 189:00am – 1:30pm
$40 (YM) / $60 (NM)

Parents’ Night Out

Enjoy a night out, and take the worry out of finding a babysitter! Children in K-5th grade can enjoy an evening of pizza, games, activities, swimming, inflatables, and more while hanging out with their friends and our energetic staff!


Sa, Jun 16
5:30 – 10:00pm
$25 1st child / $15 2nd child / $5 add’l child
DuniganSa, Jul 145:30 – 10:00pm
$25 1st child / $15 2nd child / $5 add’l child
DuniganSa, Aug 115:30 – 10:00pm
$25 1st child / $15 2nd child / $5 add’l child

Families can contact for more information or register online/at the front desk. Registration form required. Click here for registration form »

*(YM) means YMCA member, which have full use of the Downtown and Dunigan YMCAs.  (NM) means Non-Member, which are enrolled in an individual YMCA program without being a YMCA Member.