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Our All-Day Childcare Program has moved to it’s NEW location!  We are now located at 2323 Scott Street.  Phone 402-806-4520 for more information!

The Y is currently accepting applications for our All-day Preschool, Half-day and Wednesday only Preschool, and our Before and After School Program.

Why the Y for Preschool?

The 2017-18 school year will mark the first year for preschoolers to enjoy our new preschool location located at 2323 Scott Street, Suite 1.  Even though the children won’t be at the Y full time, they will still be enjoying weekly swim and gymnastic lessons along with other activities here at the Y.  This new location will give the children a lot more ‘elbow room’ for learning and playing!

Why the Y for Before and After School Care?

When you enroll your child in our Before and After School program, you have the peace of mind knowing that your child will have the option of breakfast before school, will be walked to the bus stop and have a safe ride to school.  After school, we offer a snack, (included in the cost) homework time and STEM Activities.  On Wednesday’s when BPS is dismissed early, we offer swimming along with our regular activities. We also offer care on days that BPS doesn’t have school along with snow days.  Care is offered from 6:30 am – 6 pm.  For more information email Missy Lamkin at

Beatrice Childcare Programs

Below are the links to all the paperwork needed to have on file for your child to attend either Preschool, Summer Camp or our Before and After School Program.

Before and After School Child Care!

The Y Afterschool program helps youth achieve, build relationships, and feel a sense of belonging through thoughtful planning and intentional scheduling of activities.  This tool focuses on creating a program schedule that incorporates a holistic range of subjects.  Afterschool is about more than just keeping kids busy.  Incorporating specific program components in an intentional way engages youth, encouraging them to come… any stay!

Session Dates

Before/After School Child Care follows the Beatrice Public Schools Calendar.

August 2017 –  May 2018



Before School 6:30 am – 8:00 am
After School 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Early Out Wednesdays 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm


We strive to provide a safe, fun and happy environment for elementary school children by providing a wide variety of age-appropriate activities to promote self-confidence, cooperation, and team building skills.

Activities include:  arts & crafts, indoor & outdoor active play, games, music, nature, drama, simple cooking projects, homework lab and STEM concepts (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

For more information, contact Missy Lamkin at 402-806-4520.


Discovery Zone care is for children ages 1-7.  Infants six months to one year may be accepted at the discretions of the Discovery Zone Staff.


Category*** Price
Trial One Time $3.00/hr/child
15 Hour Punch Card $30.00
30 Hour Punch Care $52.50
Monthly (one child) $14.00 (Bank Draft Only)
Monthly Family $21.00 (Bank Draft Only


Morning Hours

  • Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Saturday 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Afternoon Hours

  • Monday  through Thursday 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Friday – CLOSED