BASE “Before and After School Enrichment”

The Kenosha YMCA Before and After school care is more than just a safe place for your child. It is a program of enrichment and learning for everyday life. At the Kenosha Y, we strengthen community through youth development because we believe that a community is stronger when all children have the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve.

Our caring staff team follows all state licensing standards while nurturing the potential of every child. Daily structured activities based on teaching the Four Core Values of honesty, respect, responsibility and caring are balanced with “choice-free time”.

Registration Open for Care beginning Monday, September 21st


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  • Homework Assistance/Academic Support
  • Physical Activity (structured games and free time – minimum of 30 minutes each day)
  • Social-Emotional Learning that guides in the areas of personal responsibility, decision making, building friendships, and time management
  • Cultural Understanding and Appreciation
  • The Arts
  • STEM
  • Community Service
  • Nutrition Education including healthy snacks served family style

The YMCA Before and After School program offers care to children at the YMCA building and several KUSD schools such as:

  • KTEC East
  • KTEC West
  • Prairie Lane
  • Forest Park
  • Stocker

BEFORE SCHOOL: 6:30am until school starts

AFTER SCHOOL: School dismissal until 6:00pm

  • Enrollment forms can be downloaded, saved as a PDF, and submitted to the Youth and Family Office or given to the Site Director at the BASE locations.  Forms are also available at the Kenosha YMCA Member Service Desk and our BASE sites.
  • Enrollment is accepted year-round.
    • Children may begin attending within 2 business days (Mon-Fri), providing…
      • Space is available
      • ALL required forms are complete
    • The Site Director will contact you regarding the child’s FIRST WEEK schedule. Thereafter, parents will enter the schedule (and pay fees) online. You will receive instructions on how to set up your account.
  • A registration fee $30 per child*, is required for participant’s at the time of enrollment.
    • *This is a one-time fee. Therefore, returning families (previous school year) will receive a $30 credit on their account once enrollment is complete.
  • Wisconsin Works accepted, co-pay may apply.
  • Multiple child discount: 10% off fees for each additional child attending the program.
  • Children enrolled in BASE will receive a FREE Kenosha YMCA Youth Membership!