Kids Quest Youth Programs
Our Youth Services department provides a wide array of activity options throughout the year to children in pre-K through 5th grade.
K.W., Kids Quest parent
We look forward to having your child join us! The 2021-2022 Kids Quest Before and After School program application is now available for registration at our office on SW 12th St. If you are unable to visit us in person, please email or call Maggie Babinka-Repic, Youth Services Director, to make other registration arrangements.
Due to COVID 19 we have adjusted our programming to ensure the safety of children, staff and families. We are offering AM and PM services as one package (AM/PM). All children will be enrolled in both services even if they only attend the morning or afternoon.
Before school: Mon-Thur: 7:00 am – 8:10 am & Fri: 7:00 am – 9:10 am
After school: Mon – Fri: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Snack provided
$75 / week per child (billed every 2 weeks)
Enrollment fee: $20 per child, for 2 or more children $30
How can I enroll my child?
Step 1: Visit our office (225 SW 12th Street in Downtown Topeka) to complete the state forms, parent agreement and pay whole or first half month tuition
Step 2: Verify your start dates.
Please note: If enrolling more than one child in Kids Quest, an individual application must be completed for each child.
Attention: Your child’s spot will NOT be held until they are fully enrolled. Enrollment is granted when applications are complete and your child is fully enrolled. In order for your child to be fully enrolled, you must complete an Emergency Medical Release form, Financial and Program Guidelines Agreement, Health Assessment, and pay enrollment fees and the first half month of tuition to the YWCA Northeast Kansas. (Must be completed in person at the YWCA 225 SW 12th Street, Topeka, KS 66612)
*For Kindergarten only – Immunization record must also be provided before your child is fully enrolled.
Enrollment for Kids Quest for the 2022-23 school year will begin on Wednesday, July 13th.
What can my child and I expect during the school year?
School Days Out Program
January 21, 2022: There are 60 spots available for the School Days Out program on January 21, 2022, which will be held at Whitson Elementary from 7:30am to 5:30pm. Families must reserve their spot by February 15.
Registration and Fees
For current Kids Quest families, the fee is $20 per child. All other families: $30 per child. A snack is included, but students are expected to arrive having eaten breakfast, and bring their own sack lunch.
To request a spot for School Days Out, email Maggie Babinka-Repic, Youth Services Director, or call (785) 233-1750.
Kids Quest Summer Camp
YWCA Kids Quest Summer Camp provides a safe, secure, positive and nurturing environment for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Children grow, discover, build confidence, enrich education and form friendships in our program.
Where: Whitson Elementary School, 1725 SW Arnold Ave, Topeka
When: June 6 – July 29, 2022, Monday – Friday 7 AM to 5:30 PM
Weekly Tuition: $125 per student per week with a $20 enrollment fee ($30 for 2 or more children), plus a $55 activity fee. Breakfast, lunch, and a snack are provided daily.
Registration Opens March 16th
Starting March 16th (March 14th for current Kids Quest families), you can pick up an application packet in-person at the YWCA Northeast Kansas office from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are located at 225 SW 12th Street in Downtown Topeka. Park and enter on the north side of the building.
All activity fees and the first week of tuition are due along with completed application packet prior to enrollment. Space is limited to the first 45 enrollments. Enrollment is final once confirmed by the KQ Coordinator. Part-time enrollment is accepted IF space allows. A limited number of scholarships are available for those who qualify. Contact KQ Coordinator for scholarship information.
Questions? Contact Maggie Babinka-Repic, Youth Services Director, at (785) 233-1750. YWCA Northeast Kansas, 225 SW 12th Street, Topeka.