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

Great Escape Before and After School Care
Great Escape is a place where kids can make friends, learn new skills, stay active and best of all, have fun! We incorporate core values into every activity to reinforce the foundation that you’ve already established. We ensure your child will be kept busy and that their creative spirits are challenged in a safe, constructive environment. Great Escape is a high-quality, state licensed youth program and so much more!

Elementary Schools Include:
Bannach, Jefferson (AM Only), Madison, McDill, McKinley, Plover-Whiting, Roosevelt and Washington

Monday – Friday when school is in session.
Before School: 6:30am – 8:25am
After School: 3:35pm – 6:00pm

*If school is released early due to the weather, Great Escape will not be held.

Great Escape Days Off
The YMCA Great Escape Days Off Program is a great place to bring your child when they have a full off from school. Days Off includes fun-filled activities, plenty of action, swimming and arts & crafts. Most importantly it provides parents with peace of mind.

Held at the YMCA from 6:30am – 6:00pm and runs in conjunction with the Stevens Point School District calendar.  Enrollment is limited and fills quickly.

Great Escape Snow Days
It’s 6:00 a.m. and the radio just announced that school is cancelled. The kids are leaping for joy, but your mind is racing…”What am I going to do with the children?” A one-time registration fee reserves a spot for your child in our Snow Days Program for any and all full-day cancellations due to weather. Snow Days include fun-filled activities, plenty of action, swimming and arts & crafts and more.

Held at the YMCA from 6:30am – 6:00pm for FULL DAY cancellations due to the weather.

*If school is released early due to the weather, snow days will not be held.

For a full listing of our School Age Care programs, please see our Program Guide.