Afterschool Programs | West Suburban YMCA

Out-of-School Time (K-8)

Fall 2020 Community Connections

**Please note the information on this page is subject to change pending modifications to the Newton Public Schools 2020-2021 academic year.**

The West Suburban YMCA Out of School Time (OST) program is committed to making a difference in the lives of every child and family who choose the Y for out of school care. OST provides learning experiences that are engaging and developmentally appropriate, focused on social and emotional growth, and emphasize self-confidence, self-esteem, and leadership, while also encouraging independence.

Fall 2020 Program Enrollment Options

Program Start Date: September 21, 2020


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  • 5-day enrollment opens for registration August 27.
  • 2-day and 3-day enrollment opens for registration September 7.

Fall 2020 OST will run full-day programming 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM.

The following enrollment options are intended to support distance learning and complement the Newton Public Schools' academic schedule. Options are subject to change pending modifications to the Newton Public Schools schedule.

For more information about the Out of School Time program, please contact Kaitlin McCarthy, Out of School Time Director.

2 daysMon & Tue$180 / week
Thu & Fri
3 daysMon, Tue, & Wed$270 / week
Wed, Thu, & Fri
5 daysMonday - Friday$420 / week

Sibling Discount: Receive 10% off when enrolling a second child.

Program Overview

  • Academic Support & Structured Routine
  • Relationship Building & Social-Emotional Learning 
  • Service Learning
  • Physical Activity 
  • Indoor & Outdoor Environments
  • Free Breakfast, Lunch, and Afternoon Snack

Wednesdays at the Y

The Newton Public Schools' new half day is on Wednesday. Students will experience the traditional OST program on scheduled half days, giving them the opportunity to participate in clubs, enrichment activities, physical activities and the option to sign up for Y lessons (martial arts, track & field, music, swim lessons, etc).

Sample Schedule

7:45 - 8:15 amDrop Off
8:15 - 8:30 amPrep for Morning Meeting
8:30 am - 12:30 pmSocial Distance Learning
12:30 - 2:00 pmLunch & Recess
2:00 - 3:00 pm Social Distance Learning / Wrap Up
3:00 - 3:30 pm Snack
3:30 - 4:30 pm Activity/Club time
4:30 - 5:00 pm Pick Up


2020-2021 Out of School Time Quick Links

Hiring: Group Leaders Wanted!

We're seeking Group Leaders for immediate hire to work in our EEC licensed Out of School Time (OST) program this fall. Group Leaders who have a child enrolled in the program and who work 17+ hours per week receive 50% off their OST tuition.

Financial Aid Request Form

To apply for Financial Assistance for Membership, Programs, Child Care and Camps, download this form and return to Kristen Hydinger in the Y's Finance Department. Please email Kristen at for more information.

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