Little Cardinals | Y Club

Welcome to Little Cardinals Y Club: Where After-School Fun Meets Learning!

Coming 2024-2025

Welcome to Little Cardinals Y Club, where affordable, quality after-school care meets a comprehensive program focused on teaching children about leading a healthy lifestyle. Serving the South Sioux City Community School District, we go beyond traditional care by incorporating the renowned CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) program. Through CATCH, your child will learn about healthy food choices, engage in physical activities such as sports and dance, and develop a sense of social responsibility through community service projects. We believe in providing a well-rounded experience that expands their horizons and sparks curiosity, all in a safe and nurturing environment. Join us at Little Cardinals Y Club and give your child the opportunity to thrive academically, lead a healthy lifestyle, and develop into a well-rounded individual. Enroll today and unlock their potential for a brighter future.

Y-Club Program Details:

Monday - Friday | After the bell – 6:00 PM 


Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA 

  • After School Transportation to the YMCA provided
  • Follows South Sioux City Community School District School Calendar

Registration Fees: 

  • $65/week - Includes early out days
  • $25/day - Early Out Days ONLY *no sibling discount
    • Deposit of $40 is due at the time of registration
    • A 10% sibling discount offered

Ages: Kindergarten - 5th-grade students are eligible for Y Club


  • Arts & crafts
  • Swim lessons
  • CATCH: nutrition & physical activity education
  • STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art & math
  • Homework time
  • Healthy snacks
  • Theater & Music
  • Service learning, & SO MUCH MORE!




This program is supported by the United Way of Siouxland and other YMCA supporters

Policy Handbook

Inclement Weather 

Our school-age programs align with the public school timetable. If public schools shut down due to inclement weather, both the Before and After School Program and/or Days Out programs will not be available. For the safety of our participants and staff, it’s important to note that during early dismissals or delayed starts, the before and after-school programs will not be operational.

Please note that in the event of program cancellations due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances, refunds will not be issued. Our commitment to the safety and well-being of our participants and staff remains our top priority, and while we strive to maintain regular program schedules, instances beyond our control may necessitate cancellations. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in such situations.

In the event of inclement weather, closing information will be posted on the SIOUXLAND Y website, and the Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA Facebook page. Local media (KTIV, CBS, NBC) will be notified, however closures are aired at their discretion. In the case of severe weather requiring emergency shelter, the staff will escort the children to a safe location in the childcare center.