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.   

Prairie Elementary School  |  700 N. Madison Street

  • After School Program Cell Phone  |  608-445-9057
  • After School Program Hours  |  Monday-Friday 2:40-5:45 p.m.
  • After School Program Location  |  Cafeteria – The entrance to the cafeteria is located on the south side of the building near the school garden
  • 2023-2024 Program Schedule
Meet the Staff  
  • Site Supervisor  |  Kelsey Flood
  • Group Leader  |  Olivia Braun
  • 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  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 608-445-9057 upon arriving to program. We will have both Parent 1 and 2 phone numbers programmed into the site 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. 
  • Please meet your child outside Door 22
  • 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 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 Prairie families, 

Spring is almost here! We have been taking advantage of the warmer weather and longer days by spending a lot of time outdoors. The children have been enjoying basketball, sidewalk chalk, and football while outside.

A big shout out to our K-2 group for filling their marble jar. They were rewarded with a large replenish of playground balls, Barbies, and Beyblades. It has been exciting to put these to use and watch the children’s excitement over something they worked hard to accomplish.

We are looking to another fun month at After School!

-Kelsey

Get To Know Staff

What are you looking forward to most this spring?

Kelsey: I love the warmer weather and that it doesn’t get dark so early. It is nice to come home from the workday and still get to play outside with my little boy.

Olivia: I’m looking forward to warmer weather and flowers blooming.

What is your favorite animal and why?

Kelsey: My favorite animal is a polar bear. They are entertaining and adorable!

Olivia: My favorite animal is a dog. I love them because I grew up with dogs and think they are very comforting.

Reminders
  • 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 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. 
  • Please send your child with the appropriate outdoor clothing, even as the temperatures warm up. Please help remind your child to check the lost and found.
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 Prairie 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).

Site Cell Phone Number: 608-445-9057 |  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.