Sonoma County YMCA After School / Expanded Learning Opportunity Program (ELOP)

Program Overview

Our Expanded Learning After School Program is designed to foster academic, social, emotional, and individual growth in all of our students. Students will have time for hands-on, engaging learning experiences; a place to play that promotes connections with others in a positive way, and stimulates creative thinking and exploration. It is the goal of our program to provide a familiar place where students feel safe, empowered, and eager to learn.

Our Expanded Learning After School Program is pupil-centered and complements, but does not replicate learning activities in the regular school day. Our program creates an environment that promotes diversity and cultural humility, empowers students to strengthen their leadership skills, promotes health habits, and nurtures the development of the whole child. We offer a unique environment where students of all ages can interact, learn and play together.

The After School Program will be open from school dismissal until 5:30PM each school day, including TK/K at 12:30 dismissal

Sonoma County YMCA Program Philosophy

The YMCA provides a safe and supervised environment that supports and offers extended educational, enrichment, and recreational activities. Each day the program provides a variety of activities for participants to choose from – homework help, sports, cooking, games, STEM and arts & crafts.

YMCA After School Programs seek to expand children’s potential by providing a supportive, safe, creative, fun environment in which they can develop socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally.

Our program objectives are:

  • To provide a program of creative, appealing learning experiences for children through supervised recreational activities.
  • To provide an opportunity for the child’s development of self-confidence and a foundation for socialization skills.
  • To create an environment that fosters opportunities for the development of the child in the areas of: Health & Nutrition, Physical Education, Skills Development, Interpersonal Relationships, Self-Awareness & Confidence, Self-Sufficiency, and Academic Skills.
  • To provide opportunities for children to develop an understanding of self and others and to develop social skills in a warm, positive, respectful and supportive environment.
  • To support and strengthen the family by providing opportunities for families to share experiences and values, and to broaden their sense of community with other families.
  • Our goal is to meet the needs of families by offering safe, accessible and affordable programs.


YMCA Tuition & Fees

There is an annual $65 Registration Fee ($45 for each additional child) to sign up for the Sonoma County YMCA After School Program (Registration Fee entitles each child to Program Member rates for all YMCA programs).  When you enroll your child(ren), you are reserving the time, space, staffing and program materials for your child whether they attend or not.

SY 24-25 Fee Explanation Sheet


Payment is due by the first of each month for that month. A $25 fee will be assessed for late payments. Payments are made via ACH or can paid by family through YMCA website. Flex Plan hours can be used throughout the month as needed. As much notice you can give the Site Director so they know to expect your child(ren) is appreciated. Hours will be deducted in 15 minute time blocks, until all pre-paid hours have been used.  Any unused hours will not be carried over to the next month or credited to your account. After all pre-paid hours have been used, additional hours will be billed at a rate of $9.50/hr. Schedule changes can be made at least two weeks prior to change going into effect. To make a change send an email to [email protected].  

There is a 10% sibling discount for Flex Plans

Financial Assistance is available on a sliding scale. Please email [email protected] for more information or to apply.

Flex Plans

10 hours per month$95 per month
20 hours per month$190 per month
30 hours per month$285 per month  
40 hours per month$380 per month

$9.50 per 15 minute blocks will be charged for late pickups after 5:30PM.

ELOP qualified families will be able to participate in the SICS YMCA After School Program at no charge.

If you have a schedule that does not fit the plans offered, please email Jeremy Hodgdon, Senior Program Director at [email protected] to coordinate a plan at the regular rate.



You can register via email at [email protected] or in person at the Main YMCA located at 1111 College Ave, Santa Rosa CA 95404.



For questions pertaining to program registration and billing please send an email to Jeremy Hodgdon, Senior Program Director [email protected]  

For questions pertaining to schedules or program questions contact Kim Hoch, Coordinator [email protected].

To register your child please send an email to [email protected]

Please note that our after school / ELOP program is only available to families that are currently enrolled at Sebastopol Charter School.