Childcare

With over a dozen sites serving children ages infant to 5th grade, Skagit Y Childcare aims to fit the unique needs of families across our diverse Skagit community. Our programs are designed to provide parents and guardians with a safe environment where their children can gain knowledge, learn practical skills, and develop positive values. 

Our qualified staff are dedicated to the safety and personal development of each child and help start them on the path to becoming strong and confident future adults. Whether your child is participating in a structured activity or free play, our staff teach all Y children the Y values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility by demonstrating and reinforcing these positive behaviors. 

Early Learning

Year-Round

Y Early Learning Centers (ELCs) are carefully designed to expand imaginations and instill positive values for children ages 1 month – 6 years. Our staff are skilled in areas of developmental growth and give children opportunities to learn, grow, and play each day. Our ELCs work with the local school districts to ensure children are kindergarten ready. Both wraparound childcare and full-time preschool care available.

Both part-time and full-time care is available at our ELCs.

All of our ELCs are licensed by the Department of Children, Youth, and Family (DCYF).

DSHS subsidies are accepted and scholarships are offered to those who qualify. Starting in September 2022, families with a Family Membership at the Skagit Y will receive a discount on ELC program fees.

Y Kids @ Burlington: 360-755-0264

Y Kids @ Laventure (Mount Vernon): 360-424-5000 

Y Kids @ Washington (Mount Vernon): 360-428-6123

Additional Information can be viewed at the Locations button above. Registration paperwork given out after touring a site.

Blended Preschool

School-Year Only

Y Blended Preschool (offered in partnership with the Sedro-Woolley School District) focuses on the developmental needs of children ages 3 – 4 years old and uses a curriculum that aligns with local school districts to ensure kindergarten readiness. Y Preschools are “blended” as children with special needs and typically developing children learn alongside one another. This helps all children develop problem-solving skills while practicing kindness, compassion, and respect. 

Monthly Fees for Members/Non-Members: $240/month

One-time registration fee: $80

Blended Preschool is part-time care only. Hours are as follows:

Tuesday, Thursday:

  • AM Care (9:30am-12:30pm)
  • PM Care (1:00-4:00pm)

Wednesday:

  • AM Care (10:30am-12:30pm)
  • PM Care (1:30-4:00pm)

If you are looking for full-time preschool care, our Early Learning Centers offer full-time care.

No, Blended Preschool is not licensed care.

Please contact Bookkeeper Darci Hart.

360-630-3911
 
Additional Information can be viewed at the Locations button above.

School-Age

School-Year Only

Y School-Age before- and after-school programs are offered for children in grades K-5 and provide children with homework support, physical activity, snacks, and enrichment activities. We’ve partnered with numerous schools in Skagit County, with locations in the Mount Vernon, Burlington-Edison, Sedro-Woolley, and Anacortes school districts.

Registration for the 2024-2025 school year will open soon! Please keep an eye on this page or Brightwheel (current families) for updates.

MONTHLY PRICING OVERVIEW:

Member / Before School: $184

Member / After School: $368

Non-Member / Before School: $242

Non-Member / After School: $483

Rates will be prorated for December (Winter Break), April (Spring Break) and school days in June. Winter and Spring Break Camps are separate sign-ups which will be billed separately.

Starting September 1st, 2023, credit card and ACH fees will no longer be covered by the Y and must be paid for by the individual making the payment. The credit card fee is 2.9% per transaction and the ACH fee is $0.90 per transaction.

There is no discount for being enrolled in both the before- and after-school programs.

Registration Fees:  

A non-refundable $80 registration fee is required for any new family enrolling in our program.  This includes any ELC family enrolling for the first time in our School Age Programs.

A $25 non-refundable renewal fee is required for any returning family enrolling in our program.

These fees are due at the time of registration for each new school year and will be billed out once your registration is approved. These fees must be paid immediately upon receiving the invoice; your spot is not guaranteed until the fee is paid.

Autopay:

Our autopay billing functions much like other automated payment systems and will charge the default payment method for the full balance due on the due date of each invoice or statement. It’s important to note that there can be multiple payment methods on file, but autopay will always trigger using the default payment method.

School-Age programs are part-time care, with both before- and after-school times available.

All of our School-Age locations are licensed by the Department of Children, Youth, and Family (DCYF).

DSHS subsidies are accepted and scholarships are offered to those who qualify. Starting in September 2022, families with a Family Membership at the Skagit Y will receive a discount on School-Age program fees.

Please contact Bookkeeper Darci Hart. 

360-630-3911
 
Additional information can be viewed at the Locations button above.

Important Registration Information

  • Families enrolling in our Early Learning or School-Age programs will need to have a Family Membership in order to receive the member discount. Membership will be verified by office staff before assigning the lower rate. A 10% Military discount is available for all military personnel. Interested in signing up for a family membership? Sign up here.
  • Registration forms are assessed in the order they are received. If the form is missing any items, it will be sent back to you to complete, and you will be moved back to the start of the process. Please remember to include your phone number and email address.
  • After completing initial registration, you will be sent separate forms to read and sign through Brightwheel. This does not guarantee your spot. Only after you’ve submitted these secondary forms and they’ve been approved will you be notified if you have secured a spot in our program. Please allow us time to process your registration.
  • All correspondence will go out through our Brightwheel app. Please make sure you check your email for further information from Brighthwheel.

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