Madison & Verona summer registration opens March 6 at 4 p.m. | Waunakee & Waukesha summer registration opens March 7 at 4 p.m. | MSU registration opens March 12 at 4 p.m.
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 
  • 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!

As I write this, we just finished an After School day where it was in the mid 50s, and I must say we enjoyed the unseasonable weather! As it has gotten warmer, we’ve been able to get outside and play gaga ball, basketball, hockey, and more. It has been nice to be able to spend so much more time outside! We also managed to have a lot of fun last month with our Valentine’s Day celebrations, making cards, and exchanging gifts. As we look ahead to March, I’m looking forward to introducing our service project to the kids. We will decide on one project we can do together to give back to our wonderful community. Stay tuned as I work with everyone to decide what we will be doing this year!

Gratefully yours,
-Josh Harper

Star Student

Going forward, I highlight one student each month as our star student. I will feature a couple of questions with them to get to know them better. This month’s star student is Lilliana L., someone who started in After School nearly five years ago as a kindergartener during my first year running Heritage’s After School program.

What is your favorite thing to do at After School?
“I like drawing and doing art.”

What is your favorite thing to do outside of After School?
“Probably playing Roblox.”

What’s your favorite thing about spring?
“That it means it’s close to summer!”

Get To Know Staff

As we look forward to this new season, we asked our staff what their favorite thing about spring is.

Josh: I love a nice spring thunderstorm.

Louise: I like seeing the plants start to grow.

Rob: The return of the warm weather.

  • No program: March 1, 22, 25-29
  • Registration for summer programs opens Thursday, March 7 at 4 p.m. The registration team will be available to assist with questions until 6 p.m. this day.
  • Registration for 2024-2025 School Year programs opens Thursday, April 11 at 4 p.m. The registration team will be available to assist with questions until 6 p.m. this day. 
  • Please have children bring hats and gloves, as well as snow pants and boots when there is snow on the ground.
  • 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

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