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 

Greetings families!

In January, we spent most of the month doing our best to stay warm, playing outside in the snow when possible, and spending time playing fun active games indoors (such as Gaga ball), as well as doing crafts and projects. Thank you to all who attended our NYE-themed family night in January; we had a blast! We are looking forward to continuing the trend of once-a-month family nights and will keep you all posted with invites via email.

As you may have noticed, we have had some staffing changes at Franklin After School. Our K-1 Group Leaders no longer work at WYC, and we wish them the best. In the meantime, we have wonderful subs who have worked in our programs for a variety of years and hoping for new group leaders to join our team soon.

Project Spotlight: Felt Heart Stuffy

Supplies:  

  • Two 8″ squares of red or pink felt
  • 8″ cardboard heart templates to use as pattern
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Safety pin
  • Glue
  • Polyester fiberfill

Instructions:   

  1. Use the cardboard heart template to trace two hearts onto the felt. Cut out hearts and place one on top of the other.
  2. Put a safety pin through the middle of the hearts to hold them in place while gluing.
  3. Glue the two pieces of felt together along the edge leaving a 3″ opening.
  4. Stuff the heart with fiberfill and glue pillow shut.
Get To Know After School Staff

What fictional place would you like to visit?

Taylor Zimmerman, co-site supervisor: Hogwarts

Allison Kneebone, co-site supervisor: The Emerald City

Reminders
  • February 16: All Day Program is available. 
  • 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

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.