The Before & After School Program is a fun, educational program that helps elementary school children develop self-confidence, interpersonal relationships, positive values, academic achievement, and builds a sense of community.  The program includes homework assistance, enrichment, art, music, physical activity, character development, and fun! Our program teaches positive values for youth through role models, group activities, and creativity.


Our school-age program is licensed by the Office of Early Childhood (OEC) and operates with a 1:10 staff to student ratio.


All our staff are CPR and First Aid certified and receive extensive hours of training and professional development. We run background checks on all our staff.


As our thank you to you, the Indian Valley Family YMCA is excited to provide all our families actively enrolled in our Before or After School program with the benefit of a complimentary full facility weekend-only family membership! Contact our member services desk for details!


Grades: Kindergarten to 5th


Ellington Public Schools Monthly Rates:

Before School:        After School:       Before & After School:

2 Days: $143          2 Days: $240      2 Days: $287
3 Days: $191          3 Days: $291      3 days: $325
5 Days: $301          5 Days: $404      5 Days: $502



Ellington - Center School (Before & After Care), Crystal Lake School (After Care), Windermere School (After Care)


We offer 5% discount to families with more than one child enrolled in our program (for the 2nd and each additional child).


We offer Financial Assistance and accept Care4Kids.


Program Hours:  Before Care: Monday – Friday 7:00 am to start of school

                           After Care: Monday – Friday end of school to 6:00 pm


Contact: Kaytee Walters, Child Development Site Director

Office: 860-896-0584




Affordable Care and Financial Assistance

While we try to make our programs affordable for everyone, we understand that cost may be a barrier for some families. We encourage you to apply for financial assistance through our Y if you find that you may have difficulties in paying your program fees. Click here to download the application and begin the process. Please return your completed application along with the supporting documents to your local YMCA.


Raising Funds

You are also invited to become a part of the YMCA Annual Campaign, where parents and other volunteers help raise money to provide scholarships for families who would not otherwise be able to participate in our programs.


If interested in supporting our Annual Campaign for children and families, click here.