The Y's School-Age Child Care Program is open to Kalamazoo Public School students in grades K-5.

The YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo is moving forward with its normal schedule for fall registration. However, we are aware that due to COVID-19 issues, we may have to adapt to restrictions that at this time are unpredictable. Our goal is to proceed per the usual timeline and adapt as information is made available.

Registration for Fall 2020 will open on July 13, 2020

Prime Time is before and after school care for students grades K-5, serving KPS families at five KPS elementary schools and the Maple YMCA. Prime Time engages kids in physically active, learning, and imaginative activities that encourage exploration of who they are and what they can achieve. All of our programs are inclusive and offer a combination of free-choice and structured age-appropriate activities.

Our program includes the CATCH curriculum, which is aimed at engaging children in intentional physical activity as well as nutrition education. We also offer healthy afternoon snacks, academic support, STEM, arts and crafts, and more! We promote the Y's four core values; caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility; and incorporate the CHAMPS program at all of our sites.

CHAMPS stands for:

  • C-caring
  • H-honesty
  • A-always respectful
  • M-making responsible choices
  • P-positive attitude
  • S-safety first

All of our programs are licensed by the State of Michigan and are run by qualified youth development staff.


Before and After School Locations

Other Schools Served


School Breaks and Snow Days

Registration Information