Thank you for choosing Wisconsin Youth Company School Year Programs!  

Please note: Families are varied and the use of the word Parent(s) refers to the adult(s) who are responsible for the child(ren).  

Wisconsin Youth Company is proud to continue our relationship with the Madison Metropolitan School District to provide on-site after school programming.  Please carefully review all tabs on this webpage prior to your first day of school.

Chavez Elementary School  |  3502 Maple Grove Dr.

  • After School Program Cell Phone  |  608-445-8023 
  • After School Program Hours  |  Monday 1:10-5:45 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 2:35-5:45 p.m.
  • Please note: program will not be offered on mid-day release and no school days. View the full program schedule here: 2023-2024 Program Schedule. 
  • After School Program Location  |  Cafeteria – The entrance to the cafeteria is located at the front of the school near the main office
Meet the Staff  
  • Site Supervisor  |  Kurt Wambaugh
  • Group Leader  |  Izzy Telfer, Chris Telfer
  • Interim Program Manager | Melissa Meyer

All staff have education and/or experience related to working with children. They receive training prior to the start of the school year and are certified in first aid and CPR. All program staff receive additional training with updated health & wellness and cleaning & sanitation protocols.  

What to Bring 
  • Extra set of clothing, as needed 

Please do not send your child with any unnecessary items. Toys or other items from home will not be permitted. Wisconsin Youth Company is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged personal property, including clothing.  

Please note: Families are varied and the use of the word Parent(s) refers to the adult(s) who are responsible for the child(ren).

After School Pickup 
  • Parents will text or call the program phone 608-445-8023 upon arriving to program. We will have both Parent 1 and 2 phone numbers programmed into the program phone. Please confirm the most current cell phone numbers are listed in your Parent Portal. That will serve as our means of identifying Parents. Staff will have children clean up, gather belongings, sanitize hands, and exit the program space. Parents should meet staff their child(ren) outside of the exit door.
  • If your child(ren) has not exited the school five minutes after your text, please text again or call the program phone.
  • If a different pre-authorized pick-up person is planning to pick-up from After School, please notify our administrative office or the site directly . 
Daily Activities  
  • Wisconsin Youth Company staff will create weekly lesson plans tiered to the children’s interests.
  • Our program helps children discover new opportunities through our choice-based curriculum.  
  • Within the daily activities, children will have a chance to participate in STEM, art projects, community building games, and other various handson activities to expand their developmental growth. Along with developing important life skills such as language, social and emotional skills.  
  • There will be time for daily outdoor recreation (weather permitted) where children will participate in group games and explore the playground. 
  • Children are also provided the opportunity to complete homework. 
  • An afternoon snack will be provided 
  • All snacks served at program are nut-free 
  • Milk will also be served 
  • Please see the Wisconsin Youth Company Program Handbook for more details about snack 

Hello Chavez families!

What a month February has been: Ms. Priscilla had her last day in program; our younger groups started working on some goals and earned great prizes; we played in the gym again (YAY!) and we welcomed a new staff member to Chavez.

Our new staff member is Mr. Chris. Mr. Chris is a former teacher, and Ms. Izzy’s dad. We are happy to welcome Mr. Chris to the program, and we know he is excited to be here. Mr. Chris will primarily be working with our kindergarteners and 1st graders. Make sure to say hi when you see him.

We are looking forward to a lot of things in March. First off, Ms. Izzy’s has a birthday on March 22. We will be celebrating her with amazing activities on that day. Furthermore, we have one of our favorite yearly activities: Making leprechaun traps. This has been a favorite of Ms. Izzy’s since her first year at Chavez, and we know that your children will come up with incredible traps to finally catch those leprechauns this year. Finally, we have spring break March 25-29. We hope you take that week to relax and enjoy time with your children before they return to program — ready for that final stretch to finish out the school year.

Lastly, Mr. Jack is unfortunately leaving After School. Mr. Jack has been the site supervisor at Chavez for the past three years, but another opportunity has come up for him that he is excited about. He is grateful for all the fantastic memories he’s made with your children. His last day in program is March 8; please wish him well before he leaves.

Thank you all for reading this and I hope you have a great day.

-Mr. Jack, Ms. Izzy, Mr. Chris

Program Manager Update

Melissa Meyer is the interim program manager for After School at Chavez. Melissa can be contacted at

  • No program March 25-29
  • Registration for summer programs opens Wednesday, March 6 at 4 p.m. The registration team will be available to assist with questions until 6 p.m. this day.
  • Registration for 2024-2025 School Year programs opens Wednesday, April 10 at 4 p.m. The registration team will be available to assist with questions until 6 p.m. this day.
  • Please call the attendance message line at 608-276-9898 to report any absences.
  • Families are encouraged to visit program. Please feel welcome to join your child in play or the staff-led activity while picking up your child(ren) each day.
Weather Guidelines

This chart shows what children need to wear when programs go outside.

Photo Gallery

Program Manager

Melissa Meyer is the interim program manager for After School at Chavez Elementary. Please feel free to reach out to Melissa if you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding program. She can be contacted at

Please note: Families are varied and the use of the word Parent(s) refers to the adult(s) who are responsible for the child(ren).

Site Cell Phone Number: 608-445-8023  |  This number can be used to call or text Wisconsin Youth Company staff at your child(ren)’s location during program hours. Please note that staff are engaged with children during program hours and may not be able to answer. Please leave a message and they will get back to you.  

24-Hour Attendance Message Line:  608-276-9898  |  Please call the message line when your child(ren) will be absent from program. All absences must be reported. Please leave a message regarding your child(ren)’s name, program, and the date(s) of absence.  

Administrative Office: 608-276-9782 ext. 0  |  If you need immediate assistance, please contact our administrative office. Our administrative office can also assist you with your registration questions.  

Wisconsin Youth Company Email:  |  To communicate with our administrative or registration team or if you have questions regarding your account please send us an email.