The goal of the YMCA School Age Learning Centers is to support the YMCA’s mission of building strong kids, strong families and strong communities by offering a unique School Age program to families and children that will build children physically, emotionally, intellectually, and socially, while offering a safe, positive and enriching experience for all youth.

School Age Learning Centers offer a licensed, caring and nurturing environment with enriching activities for children grades K-8. The Dilworth program is legally unlicensed due to YMCA status. Fourteen of our School Age programs are located in area elementary schools, six of which are 21st Century Community Learning Centers. Programs at the YMCA Fercho and Schlossman Branches are accredited programs that transport children to and from schools that are not directly served by an on-site School Age Learning Center.

Ages Served:
School Age: Grades K-6
Middle School Age: Grades 7-8

Program Features

> All children enrolled receive member rates on Y programs, services, and events
> High quality enrichment programming
> Dedicated, experienced and caring leaders trained to work with school age children
> Nutritious breakfasts, lunches and snacks are provided
> Homework Club, special projects and gym activities (offered daily)
> Swimming, field trips (offered occasionally)
> Summer swimming lessons
> Summer youth baseball league
> Non-school day and summer field trips
> Special programs for older school age children in the summer months
> Combination of supervised group play, one-on-one time with leaders and self-directed activities
> Sites not located within a school provide transportation to and from many area schools – please call for details
> Family resources and events
> Parent advisory teams
> Scholarship assistance available for care
> Accept child care assistance programs

Program Enrollment
Please call the site you are interested in for current availability.

Hours of Operation

Before and After School Care
7:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m. – Elementary School sites
6:30 a.m. -6:00 p.m. – YMCA School Age sites
7:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m. – YMCA Middle School site

Non-school Days and Summer (Full Day Care)
7:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m. – Elementary School sites
6:30 a.m. -6:00 p.m. – YMCA School Age sites
7:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m. – YMCA Middle School site