The Helena YMCA, in partnership with Lewis and Clark County and the City of Helena, is committed to providing a safe place for kids to go when they are not in school.

With the shift to 4 day school weeks, the YMCA has adapted and turned into an afterschool program for you! What does this mean? We will be able to pick your kids up from school and bring them to the fairgrounds!

The YMCA is also offering full daycare from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm on Wednesdays when it is a distance learning day for all kids. We make sure to get any homework done while they are here and any meetings kids have to attend.

*This is a licensed Child Care program effective March 1, 2021*

Price: $435 /mo includes afterschool care for four days a week and one full day of care on Wednesdays
Price w/ Transportation: $475 /mo

On after school days we will be open until 6:00 pm, but on Wednesdays the time is 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. Our daily price for Wednesdays only, will remain the same, $65 per day.


Financial Aid is availablePlease click here to learn more, and apply, or e-mail [email protected]


For more information and questions please contact Alex Reid at 406-422-9460 or [email protected]



Watch the videos below to see a day in the life of a distance learner!

Video Credit: Kali Johns

What are parents saying?

“Thank you so much! RaeLee is really enjoying it there!”
– Shelly B.

“I really appreciate your help! My kids are so excited!”
– Tracie W.

“Words cannot express how overjoyed I am to hear how successful the day went for both of them. Thank you!”
-Latia S.

“It has been a bit difficult for her and the Y has helped tremendously as it gives her a place to go and be a child.”
-Connie D.

“She is eager to get back!”
-Katie L.

“You are doing an amazing job! Thanks for everything you do!”
– Casi L.

“I wanted to let you know that I have been impressed with how easy this week has gone!”
– Jill G.