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Child Care

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
  • Newburgh
  • Yankeetown
  • Marrs
  • West
  • Farmersville*
  • North
  • South Terrace
*Farmersville children are bussed to West.
  • Christ the King
  • Evansville Lutheran

Click here to view our 2016-2017 Before & After School brochure


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.

  • 10/7 & 10/10 EVSC Fall Break
  • 10/14 & 10/17 WCSC Fall Break (Dunigan Only)
  • 11/11 Veteran’s Day
  • 11/23 & 11/25 Thanksgiving Break
  • 1/16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • 2/20 President’s Day
  • 4/14 EVSC & WCSC Makeup Days
  • 4/28—WCSC Makeup Day (Dunigan only)
  • 5/12 – WCSC Makeup Day (Dunigan only)


Location: Downtown YMCA and Dunigan Family YMCA (unless otherwise noted 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

Would you like to know what to do if a child was choking while you were babysitting? Woudl you know how to call 911 or how to handle a nosebleed? Babysitting 101 will teach you all these things and more! Babysitting 101 is a preparation program for boys and girls 11-13 years of age. Students need to bring their own lunch. Manual is included.

Sa, May 20
9:00am – 1:30pm
$40 (YM) / $60 (NM)
Dunigan Sa, Jun 24 9:00am – 1:30pm
$40 (YM) / $60 (NM)
Downtown Sa, Aug 19 9:00am – 1:30pm
$40 (YM) / $60 (NM)


*(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.