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. 

Franklin Elementary School  |  305 W. Lakeside St. 

  • After School Program Cell Phone  |  608-445-8028
  • 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  |  Gymnasium – The entrance to program is located at the front of the school near the main office (Door #2).
Meet the Staff  
  • Site Supervisors  |   Taylor Zimmerman & Allison Kneebone 
  • Group Leader  |  Kaite Miller
  • Program Manager  |  Stephany Aimeé

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 608-445-8028 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 through Door #2 unless picking directly up from the playground. Parent should mee their child(ren) outside the exit door. Please note all children must be marked as independent departure.
  • If your child(ren) has not exited the school 5 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 hands–on 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.  
Snack 
  • 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 families!

Thank you for joining us this school year! We were able to celebrate and cherish the final weeks of After School with learning and exploring the world of bugs, having fun around animals, getting crafty, having scavenger hunts, and staying cool leading into the warmer weather. We had a blast with all the children and families who were part of our After School community.

This year was filled with new and familiar faces that our staff loved getting to interact with each day! Thank you for joining us out on the playground during the evenings and for attending our family nights. We hope everyone has a wonderful, fun-filled summer, and cannot wait to see everyone again in the fall.

Have a great summer vacation!

Project Spotlight: Fireflies in a Jar

Supplies: 

  • Mason jar (any size)
  • Glow paint (variety colors) 

Directions:

  • Use glow paint to create designs and fireflies on a jar 
  • Let it completely dry 
  • Put in a dark place and enjoy your creation! 
Get To Know After School Staff

Summer activity plans: 

Taylor Zimmerman, co-site supervisor: Hiking, waterfalls, kayaking, sunshine

Allison Kneebone, co-site supervisor: BBQs, farmers markets, swimming

Kaite Miller, group leader: Live music & camping

Reminders
  • Last day of program is June 6
  • If your children have any medication at site, including sunscreen or bug spray, please be sure to collect it on their last day of After School. 
  • Registration for Summer 2024 programs and 2024-2025 School Year programs is open
  • Stay Golden Gala tickets are on sale! Join us as we celebrate 50 years of serving families with live music, food trucks, silent auction, and more. Proceeds from this event support children and families in Dane and Waukesha counties
  • Please call  or text 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.
  • If you’d like to contact us with concerns or questions, please feel free to email Taylor at tzimmerman@wisconsinyouthcompany.org.
Weather Guidelines

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

Photo Gallery

Program Manager

Stephany Aimeé is the program manager for After School at Franklin Elementary. Please feel free to reach out to Stephany if you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding program. She is available by email at: saimee@wisconsinyouthcompany.org or by phone at 608-445-8011.

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: 608-445-8028  |  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: info@wisconsinyouthcompany.org   |  To communicate with our administrative or registration team or if you have questions regarding your account please send us an email.