Before/Aftercare available for 2021-22 – Register now!

We are pleased to announce a partnership with Colonie Youth Center (CYC) to provide beforecare and aftercare services for Menands families in the 2021-22 school year. Our contract with CYC was approved at Monday’s Board of Education meeting.

CYC was selected after a thorough search process that included several local providers. They have been providing youth recreation since 1965 and began offering before-school and after-school care in the early 1980’s. CYC currently runs programs at 13 locations in the North and South Colonie schools districts.

“We’re excited to provide this opportunity to our families and work collaboratively with a reputable organization that has been successful in other school districts,” Dr. Maureen Long said.

CYC meets all regulatory requirements set forth by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services and staff complete training on a regular basis, covering such topics as health and safety, child development, and program design.

The beforecare program will be held every school day from 7 a.m. to the beginning of the school day. Aftercare will be held every FULL school day from school dismissal until 6 p.m.

Learn more about CYC’s fees and financial assistance available to families. More information on their policies can be found in their parent handbook.

To register, create an account in CYC’s parent portal.

  • Follow the prompts to add all necessary information
  • Select the program and days for your child(ren)
  • Submit the application along with the $25/child registration fee
  • Please allow 3-5 business days for processing

If you have any questions, please reach out to CYC at 518-438-9596 or e-mail