Where is care provided?
Kitsap County Locations
*Feeder Schools with Transportation Provided to Before and After School Sites
Bremerton School District | 6am - 6pm
Crownhill* Elementary School
*Naval Ave Elementary bussed to/from Crownhill Elementary Child Care Site
Central Kitsap School District | 6am - 6pm
Green Mountain and Silverdale Elementary Schools
South Kitsap School District | 6am - 6pm
Burley Glenwood, East Port Orchard*, and Sunnyslope Elementary Schools
*Orchard Heights Elementary - SOARS (gifted program) bussed to/from East Port Orchard Elementary Child Care Site
Pierce County Locations
*Feeder Schools with Transportation Provided to Before and After School Sites
Clover Park School District | 6:30am - 6:30pm
Custer*, Idlewild*, Tillicum and Tyee Park* Elementary Schools
Dower and Oakbrook bussed to/from Custer Elementary Child Care Site
Four Heroes, Lakeview and Park Lodge bussed to/from Tyee Park Elementary Child Care Site
Lake Louise bussed to/from Idlewild Elementary Child Care Site
Peninsula School District | 6:30am - 6:30pm
Artondale, Discovery, Harbor Heights, Swift Water, and Vaughn Elementary Schools
Tacoma School District | 7:15am - 6pm
Delong, Franklin*, Grant, Geiger, Point Defiance, Sherman, Skyline*, and Washington*
*Bryant Elementary bussed to/from Skyline Elementary Child Care Site
*Stanley & Edna Travis bussed to/from Franklin Elementary Child Care Site
*Jefferson bussed to/from Washington Elementary Child Care Site
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.
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.
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 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 | 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.
Payments and Billing
All rates are billed monthly. View our full child care rate table below to customize rates and days that fit your schedule. You will have the flexibility to select your specific daily schedule.
Preschool - $1057
Toddler - $1375
Infant - $1548
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. Child Care Families receive a 50% discount on their Y Memberships.
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.
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.
Unfortunately not. FSA cards cannot be processed by our system. You can submit a reimbursement form to our child care office to complete.
- 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
- 1614 S Mildred St Ste 1, Tacoma WA 98465
Discounts may not be combined and do not apply to drop-in fees, registration fees, or YMCA community center program.
- Active Military and DOD personnel can receive child care subsidies by applying online at childcareaware.org. If you apply and do not qualify for the subsidy, contact the child care office for a 10% discount.
- 10% sibling discount is available for multiple children.
School District Staff
- If you are a teacher and/or school district personnel within a school district we service (Clover Park, Bremerton, Central Kitsap, South Kitsap, Peninsula, or Tacoma), you can receive a 20% discount with ID verification.
- If you are a YMCA staff you will receive a 20% discount on your child care fees.
- If you are a YMCA Child Care staff, you will receive 20% discount on your child care fees.
Subsidies For Third Parties
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 are using DSHS/DCYF, the following items are required in order to start:
- Completed registration packet
- 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.
- 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.
STEP 1 | Enroll In Registration Fee For Your School District or Center
This begins the registration process and cannot be skipped
Visit mycommunity.ymcapkc.org and use the navigation on the left hand side to narrow it down the program options: Licensed Child Care > Your School District > Select "REGISTRATION FEE | [Your District]"
Login to your account or Create an account
Add the registration fee to your cart. Once you have added a registration fee for each child you want to enroll, click on your cart to check out
You will receive an email to fill out the registration form. If the email does not have a link in it, please contact our office
STEP 2 | Complete The Registration Packet Electronically
Your form must be 100% complete in order to be approved. Be sure to upload immunization record and any supplemental forms
After completing the packet in full, you will receive an emailed copy of your submission. This is confirmation that your packet was submitted.
Access your Immunization records already filled out through the MyIR website! They must be submitted in a specific format per state licensing. 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: email@example.com or 1-866-397-0337.
We will contact you if any information is missing. If 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 approved by the Program Director, you will receive an email prompting you to complete the final step by selecting your child care location and schedule
This completes your registration process!
Once you register for care, your account will be reviewed by a Member Services Rep for discounts, subsidies, and other adjustments. You’ll receive a confirmation email once reviewed
Parents can reply to the email with questions or changes in care