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School Age Child Care

The YWCA Elgin School Age Child Care (SACC) program offers top of the line care to children in grades Kindergarten through fifth, at an affordable price (fees are based on a sliding scale from the Department of Human Services).

In addition to being affordable, we have made it our goal is to provide our students with engaging activities, a home away from home, and caring/qualified staff. The School Age Child Care teachers dedicate themselves to the children they serve and respect them as individuals. Our program’s activities are chosen for their ability to enhance each child’s learning experience, while giving them the opportunity to learn how to interact with other children and adults.Our teachers work closely with our student’s parents to make sure their child is happy in our program.

Our program includes:

  • transportation from most schools in Elgin to our facility
  • an afternoon snack
  • homework help
  • hands on learning activities


  • gym time
  • special clubs, such as Girl Scouts and Comic Book Club
  • volunteer opportunities

During the summer months the children will get a morning snack and be able to go on weekly field trips.

Our program is completely full at this time. If you would like to be placed on our waiting list please click the button below.

Waitlist Application
School Age Child Care Testimonial
We love the YWCA Elgin! My 6 year old daughter has been enrolled in the School Age Child Care program for over 2 years. This program offers a safe, fun, and family-oriented learning environment. Between the theme based crafts, creative projects, physical activities, and educational materials she is excelling and having a blast!
Kimberly, Satisfied Single Mother

YWCA Elgin’s Statement on the Murder of George Floyd

We are mourning the cold-hearted and cruel killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis Police Department Officer as three fellow officers watched. Mr. Floyd’s killing reminds us that for far too long African Americans are much more likely to die at the hands of the police. Mr. Floyd is the latest and most vivid example of how black lives continue to be discarded.

Protesters are marching in the streets across the United States, in the greatest numbers since the 1960’s. It sends a strong message we must make changes now and end this cycle. It is imperative to end the institutional racism that infects our society.

The YWCA Elgin stands with Alejandra Castillo, CEO, YWCA USA, who states, “We are outraged by the callous killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis Police Officer – and similarly appalled by the inaction of three other officers who stood by watching as George Floyd endured unspeakable suffering, but addressing this specific incident alone won’t be enough to prevent future incidents of police violence against Black people, and people of color in America. Our country’s failure to address institutional racism is costing lives. Racism is why coronavirus is killing more people of color than white people. Racism is why police shootings are a leading cause of death for young Black men. Racism is why Black mothers die more frequently in childbirth. Racism has no place in the America we all deserve.”

We call on our national, state, and local leaders to immediately acknowledge the institutional racism in our society and to immediately implement change. The YWCA Elgin, along with the YWCA USA, is committed to racial justice, and we stand united in the fight for all for a fair and just society.

The Board of Directors, YWCA Elgin