SAFE Before & After School Care

SAFE Before & After School Care

Safe, Active, Fun, Enrichment – SAFE

The S.A.F.E. Before and After School Program is for students in Plano, Sandwich, Somonauk and Yorkville school districts and provides an inclusive atmosphere where children are nurtured and encouraged to have fun and cultivate friendships. During S.A.F.E. staff honor families by allocating time and assistance when needed for students to complete homework successfully. The kids in the SAFE program will have the choice to do arts and crafts, play large group games, play board games and much more. We offer a light breakfast in the morning and a snack during afternoon care.  We are a nut-free program.

2021-22 SAFE Informational Flyer

Hours of Operation *subject to change

  • Monday through Friday on all school attendance days
  • Mornings begin at 6:30 am until the school bell
  • Afternoons begins from school bell to 6:00 pm

Bi-Monthly Billing Fees

Bi-monthly billing on the 1st & 15th of the month

1-3 Days mornings – $86
4-5 Days mornings – $140
1-3 Days afternoons – $97
4-5 Days afternoons – $152.50
1-3 Days morning & afternoons – $131
4-5 Days morning & afternoons – $213


Autumn Creek – AM & PM
Bristol Bay – AM & PM
Bristol Grade – PM only
Circle Center – AM & PM
Grande Reserve – AM & PM
Yorkville Grade – PM only
Yorkville Intermediate – AM & PM

PH Miller/Centennial – AM & PM
Emily G. Johns – AM & PM

All Schools at Haskin – AM & PM

James R. Wood – PM only

All students enrolled in SAFE can receive a free youth membership or take advantage of a monthly discount on a family membership. To activate your child’s free membership or discount on a family membership simply contact the front desk; Central Branch 630-552-4100 or West Branch 815-786-9998.  The monthly discount applied to a family membership will be the equivalent of one youth membership.

Our staff is energetic and well trained with a “kid first” attitude. S.A.F.E. employees complete more than 18 hours of training including DCFS Mandated Reporter, Gateways Child Development, Health, and Safety Basics, CPR certification, First Aid certification and an extensive background check. The S.A.F.E. staff exemplifies Y core values of caring, respect, responsibility, and honesty in their work with your children.

SAFE Schedule 
SAFE is a program that begins on the first day of school and ends on the last day of school. 

Financial Assistance
The Fox Valley Family YMCA accepts DHS payments. Additionally, through our generous donors, the YMCA offers financial assistance for those who qualify. Please see the front desk for details.

Special Needs Campers
The Fox Valley Family YMCA will make every reasonable effort to accommodate children with special needs.  However, our SAFE Program is not equipped to handle children that require 1:1 attention on a regular basis. Please contact the Director of the School Age Program with any questions or concerns at [email protected]

For more information about SAFE or Activity Days, please contact our School Age Child Care Director, Mike Rosales at (630) 552-4100 ext. 233 or [email protected]

**The Y continues to follow all CDC and DCFS guidelines regarding COVID-19 precautions. Members, staff and program participants are expected to do so, as well.