After School Program

Online Enrollment is set for July 24th.  Parents/Guardians will need to call and ask for "School Age Services Department" specifically to gain access for the new online enrollment program.  As we transition to new software, we hope to simplify your registration process. 

Our Mission

At the Y, we strive to put our mission into action by strengthening the community and closing the gap in services for working families.  

Safe & Supervised, Licensed Child Care

ImageAt the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We understand the difficulties working families face in raising children, so we are here to provide help with homework and a healthy snack so that time at home is truly family time.

When your child spends time with the Y after school, they are not returning to an empty house unsupervised. Our trained staff create opportunities for children to continue learn, grow and thrive.

IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ! To ensure your child's enrollment, we encourage you to enroll before the peak time of August. Enrollments received in August, could potentially be impacted with a longer processing time due to the number of enrollments already received. Our licensed child care operates under enrollment capacities of 32-60 children.

What You’ve Just Got to Know

  • Who? Ages 5 – 12
  • What? Afterschool child care
  • When? Directly after school until 6 pm
  • Where? On-site at your child’s elementary school or school district
  • Why? Structured safe environment, licensed program, social skills building, homework assistance, virtual learning materials, healthy fuel up and stay fit!
  • Cost? $50 initial registration fee + $46.00 per week per child
  • Is there financial assistance available? The Y understands some families are facing challenges and as part of our cause mission in action, financial aid may be available for those who qualify. We encourage families to apply for financial assistance by completing and returning our financial aid form indicated below.
  • Program specific weekly rate: After School program for Carl Junction: weekly rate adjusted due to early outs on Fridays-$47.00

Enrolling Your Child:  NEW!!! Online Enrollments open July 24th!  

We are going paperless.  The new software will be available July 24th to enroll online.  Call and ask for School Age Services Staff to get started!  Note: You will need a working email address and access to a laptop or desktop computer.  If one is not available, we can schedule appointments here at our facility.  Child’s immunization records must be included with your enrollment packet. Per Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services children cannot participate in a licensed after school program without immunization records on file. 

Also, note enrollments after the middle of August may have a delay in processing due to it being our enrollment peak time. If you have any questions regarding enrollment, please email us at

Financial Aid

To apply, please complete and return to the Joplin Family Y.

Applications may be submitted in person or via email to using the subject "After School Aid Request"

State Subsidy Aid and tribal subsidies are also accepted for those who qualify. All state subsidy enrollments that do not have prior authorization by the state AND we have not received the authorization, the parent or guardian must apply for financial aid. That enrollment will remain as a financial aid application until state authorization is approved and received. Enrollments will not be accepted until parents or guardians follow this process and the process is complete. NOTE: we will not back date for state subsidy enrollments.


School Plus After-school Care is offered at the following schools during the school year:  (NOT YET UPDATED FOR 2023-2024)

  • Carl Junction
  • Cecil Floyd
  • Dover Hill
  • Eastmorland
  • Harry S. Truman
  • Bess Truman (Program location is Harry S Tuman)
  • Irving
  • Kelsey Norman
  • Madge T. James
  • McKinley (Program location at this time is Eastmorland)
  • Royal Heights  (Program location at this time is Eastmorland)
  • Soaring Heights
  • Stapleton
  • Webster (Program location is Madge T James)