​The YMCA has been a part of the Siouxland Community since 1884, and we are committed to helping each child learn, grow, and thrive!

Welcome to our exceptional before and after-school programs, where we prioritize affordable, high-quality care while also focusing on teaching children about leading a healthy lifestyle. Our program incorporates the renowned CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) curriculum, empowering your child to make positive behavior changes by learning about healthy food choices, engaging in physical activities such as sports and dance, and developing a sense of social responsibility through community service projects. We are dedicated to providing a well-rounded experience that expands their horizons, sparks curiosity, and ensures their safety in a nurturing environment. Join us today and unlock your child's potential for a brighter future.

Dakota Valley | Serving the Dakota Valley School District

Little Panthers Y Club


Sergeant Bluff-Luton | Serving the Sergeant Bluff-Luton School District

 Little Warrior Y Club


*COMING SOON* | South Sioux City | Serving the South Sioux City Community School District

 Little Cardinals Y Club





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


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 nwsymca.org, 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.

Policy Handbook

Behavior Policy