Child Care Financial Assistance

At the YMCA we make access to safe and reliable childcare our priority.  We believe that no one should be denied access to YMCA childcare programs based on the ability to pay. The YMCA of Rock River Valley offers a variety of child care financial aid options to suit your family. Every child in each of our programs receives the same quality of care, regardless of whether or not their family receives financial assistance or scholarship.

We are happy to help you navigate the financial assistance process for the Kids' Time Before & After School program, the Children's Learning Center, and YMCA Camp Winnebago programs. Please view the options available and complete our Financial Assistance Request form below. We will contact you with more information and next steps.

Financial Assistance Options

Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)

Available through IDHS, CCAP offers financial support for child care and camp programs to grown-ups who are working or in school. Whether you're new to this income-based program, or already approved, we're here to help navigate the process!

Camperships & Y Scholarships

Camperships and/or YMCA Scholarships, made possible by community generosity, ensure all families can comfortably afford child care and camp, regardless of income level. Submit your request early as awards are on a first-come, first served basis.

Flexible Payment Plans

Tailored to fit your budget, we offer weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly plans. Choose the amount and frequency that works best for your family, ensuring affordability and ease in managing your child care fees!

Become a Y Member & Save

Join the Y-family for maximum savings! Enjoy discounts on camp, after-school programs, swim lessons, sports, and more. 

Experience family fun and wellness at the Y with swimming pools, fitness centers, classes, and clubs across 3 facilities. Financial assistance for membership is available. Click HERE to learn more about starting a  YMCA membership.


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