With so many demands on today's families, parents need all the support they can get.  That is why child care at the Y is about more than just looking after kids.  Y programs are designed to nurture youth development by providing a safe place to learn foundational skills; develop healthy, trusting relationships; and build self-reliance through the Y's character values of caring, respect, responsibility, and honesty. 

Youth in Y Afterschool Care experience an enriching environment that combines academic enrichment, including homework support, with social-emotional development.  Youth participate in engaging activities, like STEM, and our programs promote healthy lifestyles through nutritious snacks and active play.  The values and skills learned in Y programs help them become strong, capable and engaged young people.

The Shasta Family YMCA Afterschool Program is offered in partnership with area school districts at the following school sites:

Boulder Creek School
Redding School of the Arts

All YMCA child care programs are licensed through the Community Care Licensing Division, and all staff receive pre-employment background checks.  We have low staff-to-child ratios, and highly qualified staff who receive ongoing training. 

Financial assistance and sibling discounts are available to those who qualify.