The YMCAs Child Care Program offers licensed, low cost, high quality before and after school care for elementary school age children throughout the Central Texas Community. The program is offered at 29 elementary school sites in the Killeen, Copperas Cove, and Florence School Districts, and the YMCA staff is trained to offer competent, creative, and concerned supervision. YMCA before and after school programs feature new fun experiences and personal enrichment. Homework time, arts and crafts, games, sports and story time are just part of the basic program. The program enrollment exceeds 1,700 with an average daily attendance of over 1,200 children.
Reasons Parents Select ASYMCA Child Care:
1. Staff – It takes a special person to be a member of the ASYMCA Afterschool in Motion program. Our staff are people who have a genuine concern for the care and safety of your child. These people are trained, qualified, and enjoy working with children.
2. Enrichment – ASYMCA after school programs feature new fun experiences and personal enrichment. Homework time, arts & crafts, games, sports, and story time are just a part of the basic program.
3. Emphasis – on Social Learning – We help children develop their creative abilities, learning skills, and social relationships. Children learn to get along with others, make new friends, cooperate, and share.
4. Dependability – The ASYMCA has served the residents of this community for over 30 years. We are dedicated to the enhancement of the quality of life for all our participants. our programs are based on Christian values. You can depend on an organization with wholesome values and long-standing service.
$25.00 Non-refundable enrollment fee (per school year)
$60.00 After school care per week (No daily or hourly rates)
$65.00 Before & After school care per week
$75.00 per week for children with Special Needs
$80.00 Winter, Spring, Summer Camp per week
$10.00 Per week non-attendance fee to retain place in program during absence
$10.00 late pick-up fee per child (Fee starts at 6:01pm and increases $10.00 per child, every 15 minutes after)
KISD CCISD FISD BISD discount available with valid district I.D. only during school term.(Does not include any of the camps services)
Fee assistance available for Active Duty Army Personnel and DOD Civilians through The Army School Age Programs in Your Neighborhood (KISD Schools ONLY)
FINANCIAL Assistance is available for those who qualify
CCMS is accepted
Army Afterschool Programs
Killeen Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA), in partnership with US Army Child and Youth Services, will offer before and afterschool childcare for children of Army and DOD employees residing off-post. Army School-Age Programs In Your Neighborhood (ASPYN) will provide subsidies to Army and DOD employees based on total family income. The program is an extension of the ASYMCA’s existing childcare program which operates on 30 elementary school campuses in the Killeen, Copperas Cove, and Florence School Districts.
The ASYMCA’s afterschool program is designed to help children develop their creative abilities, learning skills, and social relationships. The staff is dedicated to the enhancement of the quality of life and safety of all participants in the program. Homework time, arts and crafts, games, sports and story time are just a part of the basic program.
Applications are available through Killeen Armed Services YMCA located at 415 N. 8th Street, Killeen, Texas 76541. Please return completed subsidy applications to Killeen Armed Services YMCA to be submitted online for processing. Along with the applications, the following documents are required:
•Leave and Earnings Statements (LES) for Services Members
•Spouse’s most recent pay stub(s) reflecting current month’s pay. If spouse is a student, please provide proof of enrollment.
•DOD employees will need to bring a copy of their current ID card.
For more information, please contact Killeen Armed Services YMCA at (254) 634-5445.
ASYMCA Childcare Fast Facts:
•The YMCA is the largest provider of school aged (4-12 years of age) childcare in America.
•In Central Texas, the Killeen Armed Services YMCA is the largest provider of school aged childcare.
•The program operates on 39 elementary school campuses serving 5 school districts (Killeen, Copperas Cove, Lampasas, Belton and Florence).
•Several YMCA afterschool sites have been accredited by the Council on Accreditation and several more are being prepared to go through the process.
•The program is governed by the Childcare Licensing Division of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
•The Armed Services YMCA has been operating before/afterschool programs since 1991.
•The program emphasis is on keeping children safe and providing them with enrichment activities during the times they are not in school.
•Program enrollment exceeds 1,400 students with a daily attendance of about 1,200.
•The program provides care during summer, Christmas break, Spring break, and school in-service days;
•Special Needs program hosted at one elementary school site.
•ASYMCA provides financial assistance to 250+ families that qualify.
•All ASYMCA staff receives First Aid /CPR and safety and security procedures training.
•Selected staff receives training on how to work with children with special needs.
•The ASYMCA Site Directors are Certified Child Care Directors.
•The ASYMCA Site Directors receive 15 hours of mandatory training per year plus an additional 25 hours of management and supervision training.
•Background checks are done on employees every year.
•State ratio of staff to children is 1 to 25; YMCA is 1 to 15.
•In 2007, the program was voted Among the Best by the readers of the Killeen Daily Herald.