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 Waunakee Community School District to provide on-site after school programming. Please carefully review all tabs on this webpage prior to your first day of school.   

Heritage Elementary School  |  501 South Street

  • After School Program Cell Phone  |  608-445-9051   
  • After School Program Hours  |  Monday-Friday 2:40-5:45 p.m.
  • After School Program Location  |  Cafeteria – The entrance to the cafeteria is located at the rear of the school at door 3
  • 2022-2023 Program Schedule
Meet the Staff  
  • Site Supervisor  |  Josh Harper
  • Group Leader  |  Louise Stacey
  • Program Manager  |  Billy Boos  |

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.  

Wellness Check 

We ask that families self-monitor and conduct their own wellness checks prior to school each day. If your child(ren) are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 during program hours, our trained staff will conduct a wellness check and request for immediate pick-up. 

What to Bring 
  • Extra set of clothing, as needed 

Please do not send your child(ren) 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 may now enter through door 3 to pick up your child(ren) from our program. This door enters directly into cafeteria/program space (rm 1103). School administration has requested that pick-up persons do not proceed past entry way vestibule into the school space. 
  • Once you enter, please sign your child(ren) out and remain at the designated sign out table while we inform your child(ren) of your arrival and get them ready to go. Please have a form of identification ready at pick-up.
  • 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 your child(ren) to 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 
  • All children must wash hands with soap and water before and after eating  
  • Snacks are individually wrapped and will be passed out by staff 
  • Milk will also be served 
  • Please see the Wisconsin Youth Company Program Handbook for more details about snack 
We are anticipating a wonderful program year at After School Heritage and look forward to serving your family.

Hello After School families,  

I hope the holiday months are treating you well, and you have had some quality time with your loved ones. At After School we had a lot of great conversations about gratefulness, the people and things in our lives that mean the most to us. Many of our friends had the chance to share what they most love about others at After School, which I thought was a heartwarming experience. We’ve also been busy working on a play, messing around with modeling clay, and putting the new foosball table to good use. 

This month, we are going to partake in winter-themed activities. From making our own snowflakes and snowmen, to maybe even making our own After School style gingerbread house, we’re going to try to keep it cozy.  We may even have the opportunity to continue to enjoy real snow outdoors — perhaps make a few new snow forts. 

Please send your children with jackets, hats, gloves, snowpants, and boots as the temperature continues to dip! 

I hope this holiday season brightens your days ahead,

Josh Harper 

Getting to Know Your After Staff | Mr. Josh & Ms. Louise

Where did our After School staff work before joining our program? 

Mr. Josh: Before I moved to Madison and started working with Wisconsin Youth Company, I worked in Chicago as a stage manager for Quest Theatre and as an escape room operator at Escape House Chicago. 

Ms. Louise: I spent about 18 years working at Willow Hill Farm, doing all kinds of farm work, but especially working with horses. 

  • Winter Wander registration is open through December 16 for grades 3-5
  • No Program Days
    • December 22-January 2
  • As the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, please send students with weather appropriate attire so we can continue to enjoy our time outdoors
  • Please call the attendance message line at 608-276-9898 to report any absences
  • COVID-19 vaccines are available for children age 6 months and up. Click for more information and to schedule an appointment for your child. (Español)
  • Wisconsin Youth Company Administrative Office is closed December 26-30
What's Happening

After School Heritage

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).

Program Cell Phone Number: 608-445-9051  |  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.