After-school care registration for current families in the program opens at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 15th, 2024 to midnight on Friday, January 26th, 2024
Public registration (space dependent) opens at 8:00 a.m. on February 13th, 2024.
Children aged 3 (enrolled in JK) to age 10. (We will not register a child if they turn 11 before March 2025. We will only register children turning 11 March 2025 or later.)
Children must be fully able to use the toilet independently.
The After-School program does not provide one-on-one care; if your child needs one-on-one care, please let us know and we can discuss available options.
Children must be enrolled in one of the available schools for the 2024-2025 school year.
Program costs are outlined here.
Registration Process & Requirements
Registrations are not confirmed until all requested paperwork is completed, including an updated 2024 dated immunization record. After the paperwork has been approved, you will be required to submit an EMT for $310 if you are registered in a YK1 school and $375 if you are registered in a YCS school.
Registration requests must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org within the listed registration period. Requests not sent by email to email@example.com or that arrive before 8 am will not be accommodated. We will not take registrations over the phone. Please submit your request to the proper email; YWCA NWT staff will not forward requests sent in error.
Staff will respond to registration emails from Monday to Friday between 10 am and 2 pm. Registration is hectic, so please only send one email regarding the same children to ensure a smooth and timely registration.
Send an email on the date of registration to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
The school your child attends
Child’s Full Name
Child’s Date of Birth
The First and Last names of the child’s legal guardians
Siblings name (if applicable)
Please read this document prior to registration. It contains all information about registration and will answer many questions regarding program fees, registration procedure, program licensing and other details.
About the YWCA NWT after-school care program
The after-school program is available at the following Yellowknife schools: Mildred hall, Range Lake North, Saint Joseph, N.J. Macpherson, and École Įtłʼo. Staff provide a wide variety of exciting indoor and outdoor activities to keep children engaged and entertained for ages JK - up to age 11. If a child is turning 11 by December 31, they will not be returning to the program in the new year (January). Care is offered from school dismissal until 5:30 p.m. Parents must pick their children up no later than 5:30 p.m. Staff are trained in First Aid and CPR, providing a safe environment for all. YWCA NWT also offers programming for early dismissal, full day programming for professional development days and March break programs when schools are closed. However, please note, these additional care days are a separate service from the after school program and are subject to staff and space availability.
Parents and caregivers are encouraged to provide children with nut free snacks.
The ECE childcare subsidy is for children aged three to five in the after-school program. The month a child turns six is the last month they will receive the ECE subsidy. Currently, we submit children's information to ECE monthly; there is no additional work on the part of the guardians. Each qualifying child is entitled to a monthly reimbursement of 60% of their total fees up to a maximum monthly amount of $175. Families are responsible for paying the full monthly fees unless there is a credit on the account, as the subsidy will be credited on a delayed schedule.
Frequently Asked Questions: After-school Care & Registration
1. Can I also register my other child for JK at the same time I register my 10 year old child who is currently in the after-school program?
If you are a current client of the YWCA NWT After-School program and you wish to re-register a child and register additional children not currently enrolled, such as a younger sibling, please submit their names with your presently enrolled child. You will then need to enrol the new child when the public registration opens. New participants will only be accepted following registration of all existing children in the program and is dependent on space availability.
2. Do I have to pay a deposit the same time I register?
No. You will be sent an email with further instructions on how to pay the deposit once your registration is accepted.
3. How much does the program cost?
*Note: Fees are subject to change based on current agreements with the Government of the Northwest Territories.
4. My child is not currently enrolled in the after-school program. How do I register?
Please see above procedures to register your child in the after-school program.
5. I am on a waitlist. How long until I know if my child(ren) will have a space in the program?
Each wait list for each school is different. If you have not heard back within a week of registration, please e-mail email@example.com to see how long the wait list is.
6. Why doesn't the YWCA just open more spots? There is such a demand for affordable childcare.
The limitation on after school childcare spaces is frustrating for the YWCA too. There are often wait lists at every school, no more available classroom space to be licensed, plus no more staff available. After School care must be licensed, just as day cares are. The Department of Education, Culture and Employment licenses childcare and ultimately determines how many children can be accommodated in the space at hand, what the maximum group size can be, and what the child/caregiver ratio is. Unfortunately for everyone, there are not enough spaces to meet the demand, and a shortage of qualified staff.
7. I have questions about registration or the after-school care program. Who can I contact?
For questions or concerns about this process, please call the after-school office at 867-873-4293.
8. How do I register for the after school care program?
When registration is open, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
1) School your child attends
2) Child’s full name
3) Child's date of birth
4) The first and last names of the child’s legal guardians
9. Who is eligible for the after school care program?
Children aged 3 (enrolled in JK) to age 10. (We will not register a child if they turn 11 before December 2024. We will only register children turning 11 January 2024 or later.)
Children must be fully able to use the toilet independently.
The After-School program does not provide one-on-one care; if your child needs one-on-one care, please let us know, and we can discuss available options.
Children must be enrolled in one of the available schools for the 2023-2024 school year.
10. What schools have a YWCA NWT after school care program?
Range Lake North
11. When is the after-school program closed?
After-school Program will not operate in August, December Break, March Break, summer break, PD/STIP Days, Statutory holidays, or any day school is closed.