Weathering Winter: YMCA’s School-Age Child Care Snow Policy View our Snow Policy


As we head into the winter season we want to take a moment to cover the YMCA’s Snow Policy with you. This comprehensive policy addresses various scenarios to keep you informed and prepared. If you have any questions or need additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 509.374.1908 or

In case of closures or delays, stay updated through:

Delayed Start:

  • If Kennewick School District is delayed, the YMCA will open sites by 7:00am to allow staff and families to arrive safely at their sites. We will provide care at your regular site until the start of school.

School Cancellation – Before Program Opens (Announced before 7:00 am):

  • We consolidate Child Care sites. See the list below as to where your child’s school attends.
  • With cancellations due to weather, sites are open from 7am-6pm, weather permitting. Staff will plan to open consolidated sites by 7am.

School Cancellation – After Program Opens (Announced after 7:00 am):

  • If the Kennewick School District announces a closure after children are already at their YMCA Child Care site or during the school day, the YMCA will consolidate sites.
  • You will need to pick your child up for the day or transport your child to their consolidated site. We are unable to transport your children for you.
  • Please make sure all emergency numbers are current with your Site Coordinator, as well as the YMCA office, in case we need to inform you of a site change.

REMINDER: Pack a Sack Lunch and bottled Water. In anticipation of school closures, please pack a sack lunch and bottled water for your child.

Consolidated Child Care Sites:

  • Amon Creek Elementary: 18 Center Parkway, 509.947.3830
    • Sunset View
    • Cottonwood
    • Ridge View
    • Edison
    • Fuerza
    • Vista
  • Southgate Elementary: 3121 W. 19th Ave., 509.948.1173
    • Canyon View
    • Hawthorne
    • Cascade
    • Eastgate
    • Lincoln
    • Sage Crest
    • Washington

Your cooperation is vital in maintaining a safe environment for our YMCA community. Thank you for your understanding and commitment to the well-being of our children during these winter months.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 509.374.1908 or

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