Before & After School Enrichment Program

The Kenosha YMCA Before & After School Enrichment Program (B.A.S.E.) is offered throughout the community and is more than just a safe place before and after school for students. Allow your child to develop their skills and habits in a safe and nurturing environment. At the Kenosha YMCA, we offer a before and after-school program to build upon what you would expect from a regular childcare center.

BASE Program Overview

Our passionate team is ready to provide a variety of before and after-school activities to enrich your child’s mind. We follow all state licensing standards while nurturing the potential of every child. We designed our daily structured activities to operate under Four Core Values: Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Caring.

While we have an established curriculum within our BASE program, we balance this with free time. We believe that nurturing children involves allowing them to discover themselves outside of rigid daily structures. Here is a brief overview of our established, high-quality program and what you can expect your child to experience with the Kenosha Y:

  • Academic Support
  • Physical Activity
  • Social-Emotional Development
  • Cultural and Arts
  • STEM
  • Community Service
  • Healthy Eating
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The YMCA Before & After School Enrichment program offers care to children at the YMCA building and several KUSD schools, including:

  • Kenosha YMCA – Transportation from school to the Y*
    • Currently bussing from Curtis Strange, McKinley, Nash and Stocker 
  • Dimensions of Learning
  • Prairie Lane
  • Forest Park

Before-school care opens at 6:30 am until school starts, and after-school care is available from dismissal until 6:00 pm.

*Please email for availability. $50 transportation fee per school year.

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Step 1. Complete Enrollment Packet
Click to Download Enrollment Packet
We HIGHLY recommend completing online and printing to sign OR downloading to complete & sign electronically via Acrobat Reader.
Forms are also available at the Member Service Desk at the Kenosha YMCA.

Step 2. Review Parent Policy Book
Click to Download Parent Policy
Sign and submit acknowledgment page.

Step 3. Look for Confirmation E-mail
Confirmation E-mail will arrive in 1-2 business days with instructions on how to proceed.

Step 4: Complete Online Scheduling
Once you receive your confirmation e-mail, you may proceed to Online Scheduling. The link will be included in your confirmation e-mail.

Your child(ren) will officially be enrolled when ALL forms and ONLINE REGISTRATION are complete and turned in to the Kenosha YMCA.


  • Enrollment is accepted year-round, and students may begin attending within two business days of providing the required forms
  • A one-time Registration Fee of $30.00 per child is due at the time of enrollment
    • Multiple child discount: 10% off fees for each additional child attending the program
    • Wisconsin Works is accepted, and a co-pay may apply.
  • Payments are due two-weeks in advance
  • Children enrolled in BASE also receive a FREE Kenosha YMCA Youth Membership!
  • If your child attends a school without an on site BASE Program (see schools above), please email for school and bussing availability prior to enrolling.
  • Meet Your Staff and Learn More
    • If interested in meeting your staff and learning more about the program, please contact the Youth & Family office at to schedule a meeting.

2024-25 BASE RATES

  • Before School
    • $8.00/per day
  • After School
    • $14.50/per day
    • First Hour Only – $9.00/per day (excluding Prairie Lane and Transported Schools)
  • Fridays & Early Release
    • $20.00/per day
  • Kid’s Day Out/Non School Days (separate registration required – click for KDO Registration)
    • $30/per day

*Multiple Child(ren) will receive a 10% discount after the first child is enrolled and each child after.

Financial Assistance

The Kenosha YMCA is a state licensed facility that accepts W-2 (Wisconsin Works) payment. Any families that receive W-2 assistance, and are not currently enrolled in our BASE program will need to provide proof of authorization prior to the first Day of camp. Parents are responsible for any co-payments.

The Kenosha Y welcomes requests for reduction of fees from families that would benefit from participation in our child care programs, but are limited in their ability to pay. Please complete and return the John and Judy Wavro Scholarship Fund application. Questions? Contact us at (262) 654-9622, ext 236.

Available to students currently enrolled in our BASE Program

Join us for KIDS DAY OUT! When school is out due to teacher work days and holiday breaks our full day programs offer children the opportunity to experience new things, explore new activities and build relationships. We offer a fun, exciting and SAFE environment for kids; we’ll keep your child active and having fun so you’re able to work without worry.

  • Kids Day Out (KDO’s)
    • Requires separate registration from the BASE program.
    • Pre-registration is required; we are unable to offer drop-in care on these scheduled days.
  • Open to students ages 5-13
  • Operates 6:30am – 6:00pm
  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch & Healthy Snack
  • Held at the Kenosha YMCA, 7101 53rd Street
  • Wisconsin Works accepted, co-pay may apply
  • Activities include rock climbing, swimming, arts & crafts, sports & games, field trips and more!

Superior School-Age Child Care For the Summer

When the school year has ended, we offer a full time Summer Program at the Kenosha YMCA. Our Summer Day Camp Program aims to keep children’s young minds active outside of the classroom through fun outdoor activities.

You can expect these program options to maintain the same level of professionalism and enrichment we offer with our BASE program. Our dedicated team provides excellent services in a safe environment where children can learn to excel in all aspects of life.