2024-2025 Care Locations and Info

Priority registration for the 2024-2025 school year opens April 17. Stay ahead of the school year and secure your child's spot early!





How Do I Register My Child?

Complete the registration packet online. In state-licensed child care, all information is required in order to register. The $50 registration fee will be due in order to register for school care, ELC, and camps. It is non-refundable and non-transferrable. Your answers will be saved for future registration to make the process quicker and easier.

Registration Process

Step 1 | Pay a $50 registration fee per child or $100 maximum per family*
Step 2 | Complete the registration packet through MyCommunity

Step 3 | Child Care Office will register for your preferred location and schedule based on the schedule provided in your packet. You will receive a welcome email once registered.

*For DCYF Subsidy Families

If you pay the $50 registration fee, it will be refunded back to you after your authorization is received. DCYF pays for your registration fee. If the $50 fee prevents you from registering immediately, contact your local child care office to complete this step without paying.

Kitsap County | 360-813-1813

Pierce County | 253-534-7840

For Private Pay Families

There is a $100 max per family. If you pay more than $100 in registration fees, the additional amount over $100 will be credited to your account.


Registration Timelines

Registration forms are valid September thru August each year.  Participants need to re-register each school year to ensure all information is up to date per state licensing.  Packets must be complete in order to enroll.  Any missing information will delay the process.

Licensed Child Care Programs
Before and After School Programs (School Year | Aug/Sept – June)
Early Learning Center Programs (September - August)

Priority Registration | Current Participants | April/May
Current participants get priority registration for the upcoming year before the programs open up to the public.  Participants are notified each spring of the priority registration dates and necessary steps.  Spots cannot be guaranteed if the form is not fully completed during priority registration. 

Open Registration | New Participants | June 1 – Ongoing
Registration for the upcoming school year opens up June 1 and is ongoing throughout the year.  If a child care site fills up, new enrollees will be placed on a waitlist and will be notified when a spot is available.

Child Care Camp Registrations (Winter, Mid-Winter, Spring, Summer Camp)
Registration for Mid-year camps opens up approximately 2 months prior to camp.  Summer Camp registration typically begins in early spring.  Current participants can register directly on our website.  New participants will need to complete the $50 enrollment fee and submit a full packet.  Once it’s approved, parents can go to the website and register for camp directly.

Registration Help Video


Payments and Billing


Before and After School Rates for the 2023-2024 School Year

All rates are billed monthly. School age program year operates from August/September through June, based on the district calendar.   Kindergartener start on first day of kindergarten each fall.  View our full child care rate table above to customize rates and days that fit your schedule. You will have the flexibility to select your specific daily schedule.

Early Learning Centers (ELC) Rates and Parent Guide for the 2024-2025 School Year

Preschool - $1057

Toddler - $1375

Infant - $1548

The Early Learning Center program year operates from September through August. Our facilities are closed on federal holidays and professional staff training days throughout the year.

What Do Monthly Fees Include for YMCA Licensed School Year Care?

YMCA Child Care is a school year program based on school in-session days (20-day months). Fees are calculated and averaged over the school year to ensure a consistent monthly charge. There are no pro-rates for months with break weeks, shorter months, or inclement weather. Some rates are subject to change. Free YMCA Membership for each child enrolled.

Child Care Families receive a 50% discount on their Y Memberships. 


When are child care payments due?

Payments are due by the 5th of each month. A late fee will apply on the 6th.

  • Balance Due on Account | If you have a balance on your account, the system will not allow you to register for a program at the branches without paying your balance due.

If fees have not been paid by the 15th of the month, care will be suspended.

When can I draft?

Child care fees draft on the 5th of each month. You can make a payment for child care at any time through your online account or by contacting your child care office.

Can I use my FSA card to pay for care?

Unfortunately not. FSA cards cannot be processed by our system. You can submit a reimbursement form to our child care office to complete.

What forms of payment are accepted?
  • Credit & debit cards (no FSA cards)
  • Cash & check
  • Money Orders

Payments cannot be accepted at child care sites. Cash, check, or money orders need to be given directly to our child care offices:

  • 3330 Kitsap Way Bremerton, WA 98312
  • 9715 Lakewood Dr. SW Lakewood, WA 98499


Subsidies For Third Parties


Accepted Subsidies

The Y is open to all, regardless of gender, race, age, background, income, or physical or mental ability. Financial Assistance is available. We accept the following subsidies:

  • Child Care Aware/NACCRRA
  • Puyallup Tribes
  • Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

If you have a subsidy or third party payer that is not listed above, contact our child care office at 253-534-7840 or childcare@ymcapkc.org.



Thanks to recent changes, the state of Washington expanded the number of families who qualify for the DCYF child care subsidy program. More families than ever can qualify for up to 100% of their child care costs to be covered.

The Department of Children, Youth and Families makes final determinations on qualifications and co-pays. Click here to see if you qualify. Note that co-pays listed on the chart represent total family contributions per month (gross amount).    Apply here.   Questions? Call DCYF at 1-844-626-8687.

If you are using DSHS/DCYF, the following items are required in order to start:

  1. Completed registration packet
  2. Authorization from DSHS for the correct site & number of authorized days per month.

Once both items are received, it is a two business day processing period.

Contact our child care office to get the 6 digit provider number for your child care site. You will need to give this to DSHS/DCYF. This tells them which site your child is going to and gives them our contact information. They will email the authorization directly to our office. Once we receive it, we will confirm the information with you.

Your copay will be due as assigned by DSHS. This is due by fifth of the month. A late payment fee of $25 will apply if not paid by end of day on fifth of each month.

Child Care Aware/NACCRRA/MCCYN
  • Apply through Child Care Aware’s website or over the phone. More information available at childcareaware.org.
  • Contact our child care office for the provider number specific to your child care site.
  • If approved by Child Care Aware, your application will be backdated to the date you submitted your CCA application.





Pierce County Office

9715 Lakewood Dr. SW
Lakewood, WA 98499

Office Hours | Monday-Friday: 8am-4:30pm
Phone | 253-534-7840
Email | childcare@ymcapkc.org
Fax | 253-363-9218

Kitsap County Office

3330 Kitsap Way Ste A,
Bremerton WA 98312

Office Hours | Monday-Friday: 8am-4:30pm
Phone | 360-813-1813
Email | kitsapchildcare@ymcapkc.org
Fax | 253-363-9218





STEP 1 | Enroll in Registration Fee for Your School District or Center

This begins the registration process and cannot be skipped

  • Log in to your account or create a new account on mycommunity.ymcapkc.org. Be sure to include all members of your household.  
  • Select Register for Programs in the top menu. Use the navigation filter on the left side to narrow down the program options: Licensed Child Care > Your School District > Select "REGISTRATION FEE | [Your District]"  
  • Add the registration fee to your cart for each participant you wish to enroll.  
  • Acknowledge that you will complete the registration form through My Community.  
  • Read and sign the waiver.  
  • Complete check out.  


STEP 2 | Complete the Registration Packet Electronically

Your packet must be 100% complete, including immunization records and any supplemental forms, before your registration can be processed.

After completing your paperwork in full, you will receive an e-mail copy of your submission. This is confirmation that your packet was submitted. 

You can access your Immunization records anytime with MyIR. Files obtained from this site will be formatted correctly and verified by a health professional, which is necessary for our process. They can also be sent over from your school district or doctor’s office in this format. If your provider doesn’t use the IIS, email or call the Department of Health to get a copy of your child’s CIS: waiisrecords@doh.wa.gov or 1-866-397-0337
Incomplete Registration? 
We will contact you if any information is missing.  You can also check your YMCA account for missing documentation.  Once it’s complete, it will be approved by the Program Director in 1-2 business days.


STEP 3 | Select Your Child Care Location And Schedule

Once your registration has been approved by the Program Director, you will receive a welcome email confirming your start date. This completes your registration process!

Parents can reply to the email with questions or changes in care