School Age

Before and After School Care

Foglia YMCA is proud to be working with School District 95 and St. Francis de Sales School to provide quality before and after school programming for children
in elementary school, grades K-6. We are a DCFS-licensed program. The program operates Monday-Friday from 6:45 to 8:15 a.m. and 2:50-6:30 p.m. for District
95 schools, and Monday-Friday, 2:15-6:30 p.m. for St. Francis de Sales School. For more information, contact Sarah Sidell at Click here to register

Early Release days are included for children enrolled in Before and After School Care.

For additional information regarding the Foglia YMCA’s School Age Child Care Program, please call Sarah Sidell, School Age Child Care Director, at 847.410.5393. Download information and registration forms.

School Days Out

Like most parents, you’re probably already making plans for this year’s holidays. But what about all those days in between, when school is out, but adults have to go back to work? When schools are closed, working parents can turn to the YMCA of Metro Chicago’s School Days Out program to keep children ages 5-12 safe, engaged, and learning — including weather-related closings and Spring and Winter Breaks. You don’t even have to be a YMCA member to attend! From as early as 7 a.m. to as late as 6 p.m., we offer a full day of entertainment, including field trips, games, creative art experiences, and more. Registration for School Days Out can be found on our website or email Sarah Sidell at for more information.

The program will be offered at the Foglia YMCA facility. Information will be distributed at the program sites or for further information, please call Sarah Sidell, School Age Child Care Director, at 847.410.5393. Download flyer and registration form.

Ela Township Youth Center

Looking for something to do after school? Try the Ela Township Youth Center run by the Ela Township at the Foglia YMCA. Please contact the Ela Township for more information.

Y Hang Out

Monday-Friday: 4:15-6:30 p.m. | Saturday: 8 a.m.-Noon | Sunday: 8 a.m.-Noon Free for members ages 9 and up! Looking for something to do or for a safe place to have fun while Mom and Dad work out? This is the place for you. Our youth & teen center space has something for everyone. Want to get up and move around? Participants can enjoy group activities, go outside when weather permits or go for a swim in the pool. For more information, please contact Sarah Sidell at 847.410.5393 or Hours vary on holidays and school days off — check our website for specific hours.

Education Initiatives

Building a stronger Chicago by providing educational opportunities to neighborhoods that need the resources.

We believe we can advance communities by helping students learn more and develop the skills they need to succeed in school. We offer these programs at schools throughout the Chicago area. Learn more.




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