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 front of the school at Door 3
  • 2023-2024 Program Schedule
Meet the Staff  
  • Site Supervisor  |  Josh Harper
  • Group Leader  |  Louise Stacey, Robert Hamilton
  • 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.  

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 will enter through Door 3 to pick up their children from program. This door enters directly into cafeteria/program space (rm 1103). Families must park in the parking lot adjacent to the playground when picking up child(ren). Please do not park on the blacktop.
  • Once you enter, please sign your child out.  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 children 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 
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 After School families!

I can’t believe we are already at the end of the school year. I don’t know about you, but it feels like it flew by so quickly for me! As we come to the end of our time together, we have been keeping busy with our yearly scavenger hunt, fun activities with clay and chalk, and rounds of freeze dance. I’m looking forward to spending these last days outside in beautiful weather!

As we move into a time of transition, changing grades or graduating to intermediate school, as well as moving to an entirely new Heritage building, I wanted to take this time to say thank you. I had not anticipated at the beginning of this year my return to After School at Heritage, but I am so grateful that I got the chance to spend a better part of a year with all of you. I told the kids this once already, but I think this has been one of the most easygoing, friendly, and fun groups I have ever had during my years at After School. That goes for all the wonderful families who I have had the chance to meet or get to know better this year as well. Thank you for helping to make After School as great as it is, and I look forward to seeing many of you over the summer as well!

Thank you as always,
-Josh Harper

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. 
Weather Guidelines

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

Photo Gallery

Program Manager

Billy Boos is the program manager for After School at Heritage Elementary. Please feel free to reach out to Billy if you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding program. He is available by email at bboos@wisconsinyouthcompany.org or by phone at 608-445-8019.

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