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,  

We have made it to the end of another school year! This year felt, for me, like the first truly normal school year we have had since the beginning of the pandemic. We were able to all be together as a whole big After School family, which allowed for our older and younger kids to interact regularly. This is one of my personal favorite parts of the social dynamics that exist in our After School program. And while it may seem small, simply the ability to see everyone’s faces is something I think I will never take for granted again. This is a year where I got to see some who were at the beginning of their elementary school careers when I started at Heritage finish and move on to the next stage of their life; to see their growth is unlike anything else for me.

That brings me to some bittersweet news: This will be my last school year supervising the After School program at Heritage. I have had an absolute blast being here these past five years or so. Even on the most difficult days, being able to provide a space where kids could simply be themselves, relax, and have fun at the end of a long school day, and take the time to try new experiences and learn about each other never failed to bring me joy. While my life may be heading in a new direction and taking me away from Heritage, I will never forget the time I got to spend with the many families I’ve come to know.

Thankfully Louise Stacey will still be with our program at Heritage next year, so those returning will absolutely have a familiar face around. I will also probably see some of you a few times during the summer if you are enrolled in one of our camps. But again, thank you for making my time working at our program at Heritage such a positive one.

Here’s to another year in the books,

-Josh Harper

  • Last day of program is June 8. Please work with program staff to ensure any medications are returned home on your child’s last day of attendance.
  • Please take a few moments to fill out our annual parent survey. Your feedback is valued and will be used as we plan for the upcoming school year. Click here to access the survey.
  • As temperatures warm up, After School programs will spend more time outdoors. Please remember to send your children with the appropriate outerwear. Refer to the attire and weather chart to see what is required for all temperatures.
  • 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).
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.