ATB at the YMCA of Jefferson County


After the Bell Licensed Child Care is designed to promote and enhance academic achievement, spark your child’s imagination and expand their confidence, skills and talents by pairing physical activity with homework support and project based learning. This program is available at the YMCA of Jefferson County at the Mountain View Commons campus. 

Everyday at the Y we create outstanding child-centered programming in a nurturing learning community where the values of honesty, respect, responsibility and caring are learned and developed. After the Bell is designed to be flexible enough for working families, with classes that empower kids to make healthy choices and try new skills.


Activities are available from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and extended care is available from 5 p.m.-6 p.m. for $30 more.  

Emergency Childcare During COVID-19

During this unprecedented time, conditions are constantly changing and the YMCA will adapt to serve our community as needed. We will offer emergency childcare through July 6, 2020 for first responders and essential workers. We have summer programs available starting July 6-August 28 for those who would are interested in activities for their child during the summer months. For more information, see our summer programs page here.

Childcare daily rate:


Childcare prices for full time students:

4-5 days a week 
Extended care from 5-6 p.m. available for $30/student.


To register, please fill out the below registration packet and return to the YMCA of Jefferson County Mountain View Commons campus at 1925 Blaine Street, Port Townsend. For more information, please email

Childcare Registration Packet


Financial Assistance: Everyone is welcome at the YMCA! No child or family will be turned away due to inability to pay. Thanks to generous donors we have financial assistance available for all programs to those in need. Pick up the Member Support form at the front desk of your local YMCA.



Super Rec Time:

Every child needs the opportunity to unwind after a day of being “on” at school. We provide that at the Y, allowing down time and a healthy meal before activities start each afternoon.

Fundamentally Fit:

This innovative component of After the Bell pairs physical activity with project-based activities. Research shows this pairing provides positive results for both health and academic achievement. Each day students utilize fitness spaces at the Y and the park for physical activity and then return to Salish Coast Elementary for academic work.

Components of Fundamentally Fit:

  • Daily Physical Activity Period: Fun, quality movement and varied activities are the basis for Fundamentally Fit, providing a solid foundation for a healthy lifestyle. Group games, circuit style exercises, dance and sports are introduced throughout the school year.
  • Daily Library Period: Children have access to volunteers and staff for traditional homework help with all school subjects and are introduced to additional exercises and stimulating activities that promote literacy and hone skills.

Enrichment Classes:.

  • Art Classes: Y Staff and a variety of local experts teach a full range of art skills. From metal working to oil painting to printmaking, students have the opportunity to find their artistic outlet.
  • STEM: Y Staff and a variety of local volunteers share their passion with our students. Everything from Legos to chemistry and architecture can be found at the Y at some point during the year. Sewing, and cooking are also on the schedule.
  • LARP: Live Action Role Play is the name of the game! Y Staff and local volunteers awaken the minds and inspire creativity through role playing. From creating props and designing costumes to deciphering scrolls and traveling through the Forbidden Marsh, Y kids are bound to enjoy tracking dragons, learning the art of boffering, and coming up with their very own character names.
  • Fundamentally Fit Physical Activities: Y Staff and local volunteers work with students to learn new skills and develop those they already have in sports both old and new. Basketball, Pickleball, Soccer and many other sports are offered at different times throughout the year.


Supervised Recreation:

“Super Rec” The Y understands that everyone, including children, needs time to unwind from the days pressures. Children can enjoy short periods of supervised recreation time in our game room and gym, while they wait for classes to begin. 

Healthy Snacks:

Each day during Super Rec there will be a cooked from scratch five component supper for students. Meals consist of protein, grain, two servings of produce and milk. Students are welcome to bring and eat their own snack. Sharing is allowed only if enough is available for all children. In accordance with the Port Townsend School District, our After the Bell site is a NUT FREE zone.


After the Bell will follow a holiday schedule similar to public schools. If public schools are closed for holidays there will be no After the Bell classes. Watch for Day Camp offerings on in-service days and during extended school breaks.