After School programs at the Y offer a safe, positive environment for making friends, exploring interests, and so much more. With an experienced, caring staff and a variety of activities including homework support and character-building activities, Y After School programs offer peace of mind and convenience. Full day programs are offered when schools are not in session. YMCA After School programs serve children 5-14 years old.
Due to COVID-19, our childcare program is developing new protocols and procedures. Please visit our COVID-19 Childcare Policies and Procedures page for more information.
After School Child Care
After School Care At The YMCA
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*Please note: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all tours are currently being done virtually via video or Zoom.
After School Program Offerings
Experienced Educators – Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) trained in First Aid, CPR, and Child Abuse Prevention.
Transportation – Free, convenient bus transportation for your child from school to the YMCA. (Some restrictions apply. Contact your branch for details.)
State-of-the-art Active Learning Center – Kids will learn Active Science, as well as participate in literacy and STEM activities.
The Arts – Dance, arts & crafts, music performances and more!
Homework Help – One-on-one time provides extra guidance for your child.
Gym – Kids play games and learn good sportsmanship in a special gymnasium all their own.
Outdoor Space – A private playground offers fresh air and exercise.
Pool – (Andover/North Andover and Lawrence Only) Recreational and instructional swimming with YMCA certified lifeguards.
KidKiosk Software – Secure electronic check-in/check-out and updates.
After School Care Locations
Andover, MA 01810
Lawrence, MA 01840
Methuen, MA 01844
Boxford, MA 01921