We are excited to announce that Alcott Elementary and the Alcott PTSA have partnered with the YMCA to bring before and after school programming to our school for kindergarten through grade five for the 2018/19 school year and beyond!


You can extend your student’s day, with enriching activities focused on physical activity, art, music, academics and design. The YMCA offers a variety of classes with physical activity, creativity, academics and more. The YMCA will also partner with five additional enrichment program vendors to offer specialized classes one day a week ranging from art to guitar to coding to chess and math. You can create a schedule that works for your family and select a class your student will enjoy. After school programs take place at Alcott Monday – Friday and before school programs take place at Ella Baker Elementary with transport to Alcott by 9:20 a.m.

Registration for 2018-19 YMCA Kids University Before and After School programs is now open for those interested in the Enrichment Pass. All families interested in “by class” programs can begin registering in late May. Our five enrichment programs run by outside organizations will open for registration in September. Please read below for information on programs and how to register.


Enrichment Pass: If you need enrichment five days a week from after school until 6 p.m., this is the plan for you. For a monthly fee, you can send your child to Kids University every day and choose different classes each of our five sessions. Sessions last about 7-9 weeks and have tons of great classes to choose from. Sign up once and you are good to go for the whole school year! Each session you will receive an email with class options for you to choose.


Fill out the paper registration form HERE OR register online HERE


Before School: Looking for Fit and Fun before school program?  They YMCA will be offering a before school program option at Ella Baker Elementary. Classes start at 7:00am before the school day begins. Drop your child off at Ella Baker Elementary as early as 7 a.m. and they will be transported to Alcott the time school starts.


Fill out the paper registration form HERE OR register online HERE


By Class: Opens on-line and paper registration in late May.

If you don’t need your child to attend Kids U every day, but just want a few enrichment classes, this is best option for your family.  Classes are offered in one hour slots and you only attend the classes you choose to attend.  You will register for the session and choose if you want to go for one hour per week, three full days, or any combination that works with your family’s schedule.  Your family will re-register each session, so if your needs change that is no problem.


No School Days: Opens online and paper registration over the summer.

Need your child to be engaged and having fun when school is closed?  The Y has you covered. Programming is available for Kindergaten-5th grade from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. on days school is closed (please see schedule for specific days program runs).  Drop your child off at one of the YMCA’s “No School Day” locations.


Questions?  Please contact the YMCA Administration Office at eastsidechildcare@seattleymca.org or call 425-644-8417.
Registration is set to open at the end of April. To be added to the interest list for early registration, email the YMCA at eastsidechildcare@seattleymca.org or call 425-644-8417. Scholarships are available.