School Age

Kindergarten Counts AM & PM

Children attending kindergarten at Paddock, Lincoln, Sanborn, Virginia Lake, Winston, Pleasant Hill, Marion Jordan Hunting Ridge, Lake Louise, Whitely or Jane Addams schools* can attend an extension kindergarten program at Buehler that provides educational and enrichment programming.  The AM section begins at 8 am, but before care from 6:45 am is included in the price.  We will transport to District 15 PM kindergarten.  For PM kindergarten at the YMCA we will provide transportation from District 15 AM kindergarten and our program will go until 4pm. Transportation is provided by District 15 for Paddock, Sanborn and the YMCA for the remaining schools.

Programming includes educational and social enrichment activities. Programming includes specials each day including swimming, movement education, yoga, music and physical eduation. Field trips and class parties are scheduled throughout our year.

*We may be able to serve certain other District 15 schools if we have enough registration from that school and we can fit it in our transportation schedule. Contact LuAnn Wachsmuth to find out availability.

*Children may join the Y-Link After School program directly following the PM Kindergarten Counts or can be transported back to the YMCA until 6pm if needed.

Program Fee
K-Counts $465/month
K-Counts and Y-Link* $680/month

Fees are based on 180 days of school and broken into 9 equal monthly payments

Registration includes a non-refundable registration fee:
$50 (members) $75 (non-members)

*Children may join the Y-Link After School program directly following Kindergarten Counts until 6pm if needed.

Please contact LuAnn Wachsmuth at 847.410.5219 for more information, availability and registration. 

 

Licensed Before School Care

Buehler YMCA is now offering before school care. Our enrollment for this program is limited to 20 students. We need a minimum of 8 students to run the before school care. We need at least 2 students from a school to run bus service to that school. Please see after school care for schools served. Before school care will begin at 6:45am. Transportation to school will be provided either by Buehler or District 15, depending on the school

Registration - A $50(member)/$100 (non-member) non-refundable registration fee is required to enroll a child in this program. Enrollees are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Registrations will be taken if openings are available.

Frequency Monthly Fees*
5 days/wk $175
4 days/wk $140
3 days/wk $105

*Fees are based on 180 days of school and broken into nine monthly payments.
Please contact LuAnn Wachsmuth at 847.410.5219 for more information.

 

Licensed After School Care

Y-Link
The Buehler YMCA operates an in-house, state-certified after-school program throughout the school year. Students attending the following District 15 schools are provided transportation to our facility and benefit from the resources Buehler YMCA has to offer. The schools serviced are Winston Churchill, Paddock, Virginia Lake, Sanborn, Jane Addams, Lake Louise, Pleasant Hill, Hunting Ridge, Marion Jordan, Hunting Ridge, Whitely, Lincoln and St. Theresa.

Registration
A $50(member)/$100(non-member) non-refundable registration fee is required to enroll a child in this program. Enrollees are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Registrations will be taken if openings are available. 

Frequency Monthly Fees*
3 days/wk $215
4 days/wk $255
5 days/wk $312

*Fees are based on 180 days of school and broken into nine monthly payments.
Please contact LuAnn Wachsmuth at 847.410.5219 for more information. 

 

Kids’ Day Out

Here's a solution to those teacher institute, school holiday, conference and student non-attendance days. Our "Kids' Day Out" Program, designed for children kindergarten through 6th grade, is a full day of entertainment for your child, which includes an off-site field trip or in-house entertainment, time in our adventure center and maze, arts and crafts, gym games, and a visit to our two pools.

Bring a lunch, a drink in an unbreakable container, a snack, swimming suit, and towel. Your child does not have to be a YMCA member or a Y-Link participant to attend. Drop-off starts as early as 7am and pick-up ends as late as 6pm.

Your child must be pre-registered, no refunds for late or absent children. Please see our Member Services Desk for daily information two weeks prior to the event. A current "Kids' Day Out" health form MUST be on file. If the person dropping off in the morning is not the person picking up in the evening, a note with the pick-up person's name must be on file.

Watch for Kids' Days Out dates in our brochure!

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