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Bonus learning & fun outside of school hours.

The Y’s Before & After School Enrichment (BASE) Program helps fill a gap for working families by keeping kids safe when not in school.

Through a combination of recreational and mentor-led activities, we are able to complement what kids are already learning in the classroom. School-age kids balance learning and fun while developing social skills and engaging with positive adult role models.

Child Care Handbook

Before and After School Enrichment Registration & Info

Information on how to register and what you and your child can expect with Before and After School Enrichment is available below.

Registration for the 2021-2022 school year is currently open!

Financial assistance is available. We believe that everyone in our community should have the opportunity to benefit from Y programs. Our financial assistance program is central to our mission. Learn more about financial assistance.

How to Register?

Step 1: View the programs on this page

Learn more about our program offerings and locations to find the right program for your family.

 

Step 2: Access your YMCA online account

When you are ready to register, login to your YMCA online account.

Login

Not sure if you have an account? Look up your account by entering your membership barcode number located on your YMCA key tag (this is what you use to check in to the Y). Once your account is found, click ACTIVATE and a password reset link will be emailed to you to create a new password and login.

Find Account

 

Step 3: Find your desired program

  • Once you login, click on the Child Care tab at the top of the page.
  • On the next screen, filter by your desired program location and click on the Before & After School Enrichment tab on the lefthand side to view all available program options.
  • Find the program you need, click Registration Information to expand the list of options available for registration.

Please note: when you register for child care online, you will be registered for a child care package that includes the entire year of care and any applicable registration fees.

 

Step 4: Register

  • Click on your desired program option and click Register
  • A pop-up screen will guide you through the rest of the registration process:
    1. Confirm your selected program
    2. Select which child on the account you are registering. Helpful tip: you can only register one child at a time. If you plan to register more than one child, we do offer a sibling discount, however, this cannot be applied to online registration. Please call us at 215-220-9199 to register and receive this discount.
    3. Complete any additional information
    4. Add to cart

Please note: The Registrants column will show how many children are registered out of the maximum number allowed for the program. If a program is at maximum capacity, it will not allowed you to register your child. Please contact the Y at 215-220-9199 to place your child on a waitlist.

 

Step 5: Payment

  • Once you have added a registration to your cart, you may click Continue Shopping if you are registering another child, or registering for any other programs. If you are finished all your registrations, click Check out. Reminder: If you plan to register more than one child, we do offer a sibling discount, however, this cannot be applied to online registration. Please call us at 215-220-9199 to register and receive discount.
  • After confirming the items in your cart, click Proceed to Checkout.
  • The Payment Schedule displays the schedule of payments for the year of care, or you can opt to pay all fees today by clicking Single Payment.
  • Select the stored payment method, or add a new payment method. The payment method selected will be used for your payments today, as well as your scheduled payments. ou can change the scheduled payment method at a later date by contacting the Y.
  • Click Complete Order to finalize your payment and registration. Please note: your registration is not complete until you click Complete Order and payment is finalized.

 

Confirmation and Next Steps

  • Payment Receipt: Once your registration is processed, you will be sent a receipt to your primary email address on file. You can also access your orders and payments at any time on the portal in the My Profile section > Order History (for receipt details) or Transaction History (to see a list of payments).

  • Additional Paperwork: You will also receive a confirmation email from the Y within 10 days of your registration that will include the Child Care Handbook and information about how to complete the rest of your required paperwork.

 

Additional Notes & Information

Outstanding Balances: If you have an unpaid balance on your account, you will be unable to register for child care. To settle any outstanding balances, login to your account and you will see a red message displayed. Simply click the message and pay the balance and you will be good to go!

Login Now

Financial Assistance: If you plan to apply for financial assistance through the Y, please apply before registering for child care. Learn more about financial assistance:

Learn More about Financial Assistance

Third Party Funding PA: For families with Third Party Funding (in PA), please complete the release below and submit with your determination letter to GPYChildcare@philaymca.org. Upon receipt, one of our registrars will follow up with you within 2 business days to complete your registration.

PA Release Form

Third Party Funding in NJ: For families with Third Party Funding (in NJ), please submit your Provider Agreement to GPYChildcare@philaymca.org. Upon receipt, one of our registrars will follow up with you within 2 business days to complete your registration.

 

We look forward to seeing your child and serving your family for the new school year!

What does a typical day look like?

Your child can expect a day of fun and learning!

Sample Schedule

Check-in and Welcome Activity

Snack

Homework Assistance

Outdoor Play (weather permitting)

Enrichment Activity 1

Enrichment Activity 2

End of Day Small Group Interest Centers

Activities Included: Arts, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Leadership Development, Literacy, Service Learning, Health and Wellness

Who will be working with my child throughout the school year?

Your child will be guided by our trained, caring, and dedicated staff.

At the Y, we believe that our staff is our greatest resource. Our team all have prior experience working with children and have school-age-specific training to ensure they not only provide your child with a fun experience but a safe and educational one as well.

To ensure your child is in safe hands, all staff members must also pass through a rigorous series of background checks including FBI Fingerprinting, National Child Abuse Registry, National & State Sex Offender Registry, and full reference checks.

All staff receive training on key topics like Child abuse Recognition and Prevention, CPR and First-Aid Training, Health and Safety, COVID-19 Procedures, Character Development and Group Dynamics, Diversity and Inclusion Training, and SO much more!

After I register, do I need to fill out any additional paperwork?

Yes, we partner with ePACT as our Before and After School Enrichment communication and paperwork management system.

After you register, you will receive an email from ePACT giving you access to complete required forms and waivers, including immunization records, emergency contact forms, and health history information. You must complete this paperwork before your child(ren) can attend YMCA Before and After School Enrichment. We estimate this paperwork will take about 30 minutes to complete.

Center Locations

We offer our Before & After School Enrichment program at a wide variety of PA and NJ school districts with select on-site locations.

Abington School District

Through the Greater Philadelphia YMCA, before and after school care is available for the 2021-22 school year!

Participating grade levels:

  • Kindergarten - 6th Grade

Care is available for the following schools:

  • Copper Beech Elementary
  • Highland Elementary
  • McKinley Elementary
  • Overlook Elementary
  • Roslyn Elementary
  • Rydal Elementary
  • Willow Hill Elementary 

Program times:

  • 7:00 am - start of the school day
  • End of the school day - 6:00 pm
Beverly City School District

Through the Mt. Laurel YMCA, before and after school care is available for the 2021-22 school year!

Participating grade levels:

  • Preschool - 6th Grade

Care is available for the following schools:

  • Beverly City Elementary 

Program times:

  • 7:00 am - start of the school day
  • End of the school day - 6:00 pm
Boyertown Area School District

Through the Boyertown Area YMCA, before and after school care is available for the 2021-22 school year!

Participating grade levels:

  • Kindergarten - 6th Grade

Care is available for the following schools:

  • Boyertown Elementary 
  • Gilbertsville Elementary
  • New Hanover Elementary 
  • Washington Elementary 

Program times:

  • 6:00 am - start of the school day
  • End of the school day - 6:00 pm
Delanco Township School District

Through the Mt. Laurel YMCA, before and after school care is available for the 2021-22 school year!

Participating grade levels:

  • Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Care is available for the following schools:

  • Pearson Elementary School

Program times:

  • 7:00 AM - Start of school day
  • End of school day - 6:00 PM
Delran School District

Through the Mt. Laurel YMCA, before and after school care is available for the 2021-22 school year at the following locations!

  • Delran Intermediate School
    • Hours of Care Available:
      • 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM
      • 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Grades Served:
      • 3rd - 5th
  • Milbridge Elementary School
    • Hours of Care Available:
      • 7:00 AM - 8:10 AM
      • 3:20 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Grades Served:
      • Kindergarten - 2nd
Garnett Valley School District

Through the Rocky Run YMCA, before and after school care is available for the 2021-22 school year!

Participating grade levels:

  • Kindergarten - 6th Grade

Care is available for the following schools:

  • Concord Elementary
  • Bethel Springs Elementary 

Program times:

  • 7:00 AM - start of school day
  • End of school day - 6:00 PM
Haddon Heights School District

Through the Mt. Laurel YMCA, after-school care is available for the 2021-22 school year for the following locations.

  • Atlantic Elementary School 
    • Hours of Care Available:
      • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Grades Served:
      • Pre-K - 6th
  • Glenview Elementary School 
    • Hours of Care Available:
      • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Grades Served:
      • Kindergarten - 6th
  • Seventh Ave Elementary School
    • Hours of Care Available:
      • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Grades Served:
      • Kindergarten - 6th
Haverford Area School District

Through the Haverford YMCA, after-school care is available for the 2021-22 school year!

Participating grade levels:

  • Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Care is available for the following schools:

  • Manoa Elementary
  • Coopertown Elementary
  • Chatham Park
  • Chestnutwold Elementary
  • Lynnewood Elementary

Program times:

  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lawnside School District

Through the Mt. Laurel YMCA, before and after school care is available for the 2021-22 school year!

Participating grade levels:

  • Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Care is available for the following school:

  • Lawnside Elementary

Program times:

  • End of school day -  6:30 PM
Lindenwold School District

Through the Mt. Laurel YMCA, before and after school care is available for the 2021-22 school year!

Participating grade levels:

  • Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Care is available for the following schools:

  • Lindenwold School No. 4
  • Lindenwold School No. 5
  • Lindenwold Pre-School

Program times:

  • 7:00 AM - start of school day
  • End of school day - 6:30 PM
Maple Shade School District

Through the Mt. Laurel YMCA, before and after school care is available for the 2021-22 school year for the following locations.

  • Maude Wilkins Elementary School
    • Hours of Care Available:
      • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
      • 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Grades Served:
      • 2nd - 4th
  • Howard Yocum Elementary School
    • Hours of Care Available:
      • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
      • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Grades Served:
      • Pre-K - 1st
  • Ralph J. Steinhauer
    • Hours of Care Available:
      • 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM
      • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Grades Served:
      • 5th - 8th
Methacton School District

Through the Greater Philadelphia YMCA, before and after school care is available for the 2021-22 school year!

Participating grade levels:

  • Kindergarten - 6th Grade

Care is available for the following schools:

  • Arrowhead Elementary
  • Eagleville Elementary
  • Skyview Elementary
  • Woodland Elementary
  • Worcester Elementary

Program times:

  • 7:00 AM - start of school day
  • End of school day - 6:00 PM
North Hanover Township School District

Through the Mount Laurel YMCA, before and after school care is available for the 2021-22 school year!

  • C.B. Lamb Elementary School
    • Hours of Care Available:
      • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Grades Served:
      • Kindergarten through 4th grade
  • Endeavor Elementary School
    • Hours of Care Available:
      • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
      • 1:45 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Grades Served:
      • Pre-School through 6th grade
Perkiomen Valley School District

Through the Spring Valley YMCA, before and after school care is available for the 2021-22 school year!

Participating grade levels:

  • Kindergarten - 4th Grade

Care is available for the following schools:

  • Evergreen Elementary
  • South Elementary

Program times:

  • 7:00 AM - start of school day
  • End of school day - 6:00 PM
Philadelphia Area Schools

Through the Greater Philadelphia YMCA, before and after school care is available for the 2021-22 school year for the following locations.

  • Columbia North YMCA
    • Hours of Care Available:
      • End of school day - 6:00 PM
    • Grades Served:
      • Kindergarten - 6th
  • Christian Street YMCA
    • Hours of Care Available:
      • 7:00 AM - start of school day
      • End of school day - 6:00 PM
    • Grades Served:
      • Kindergarten - 6th
  • John Hancock Elementary
    • Hours of Care Available:
      • 7:00 AM - start of school day
      • End of school day - 6:00 PM
    • Grades Served:
      • Kindergarten - 6th
  • L. Fitzpatrick Elementary
    • Hours of Care Available:
      • 7:00 AM - start of school day
      • End of school day - 6:00 PM
    • Grades Served:
      • Kindergarten - 6th
  • Northeast YMCA
    • Hours of Care Available:
      • 7:00 AM - start of school day
      • End of school day - 6:00 PM
    • Grades Served:
      • Kindergarten - 6th
  • Roxborough YMCA
    • Hours of Care Available:
      • 7:00 AM - start of school day
      • End of school day - 6:00 PM
    • Grades Served:
      • Kindergarten - 6th
  • Stephen Decatur Elementary
    • Hours of Care Available:
      • 7:00 AM - start of school day
      • End of school day - 6:00 PM
    • Grades Served:
      • Kindergarten - 6th
  • West Philadelphia YMCA
    • Hours of Care Available:
      • End of school day - 6:00 PM
    • Grades Served:
      • Kindergarten - 6th
Phoenixville School District

Through the Phoenixville YMCA, before and after school care is available for the 2021-22 school year for the following locations.

  • Barkley Elementary School
    • Hours of Care Available:
      • 7:00 AM - start of school day
      • End of school day - 6:00 PM
    • Grades Served:
      • 2nd - 5th
  • Manavon Elementary School
    • Hours of Care Available:
      • 7:00 AM - start of school day
      • End of school day - 6:00 PM
    • Grades Served:
      • 2nd - 5th
  • Phoenixville Area Early Learning Center (PAELC)
    • Hours of Care Available:
      • 7:00 AM - start of school day
      • End of school day - 6:00 PM
    • Grades Served:
      • Kindergarten - 1st
  • Schuylkill Elementary School
    • Hours of Care Available:
      • 7:00 AM - start of school day
      • End of school day - 6:00 PM
    • Grades Served:
      • Kindergarten - 5th
Pottsgrove School District

Through the Pottstown YMCA, before and after school care is available for the 2021-22 school year!

Participating grade levels:

  • Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Care is available for the following schools:

  • Lower Pottsgrove Elementary
  • Ringing Rocks Elementary
  • West Pottsgrove Elementary

Program times:

  • 6:30 AM - start of school day
  • End of school day - 6:00 PM
Pottstown School District

Through the Pottstown YMCA, before and after school care is available for the 2021-22 school year!

Participating grade levels:

  • Kindergarten - 4th Grade

Care is available for the following schools:

  • Barth Elementary
  • Franklin Elementary
  • Lincoln Elementary
  • Rupert Elementary

Program times:

  • 6:30 AM - start of school day
  • End of school day - 6:00 PM
Spring Ford Area School District

Through the Sping Valley YMCA, before and after school care is available for the 2021-22 school year!

Participating grade levels:

  • Kindergarten - 6th Grade

Care is available for the following schools:

  • Brooke Elementary
  • Evans Elementary
  • Limerick Elementary
  • Oaks Elementary
  • Royersford Elementary
  • Spring City Elementary
  • Upper Providence Elementary
  • FLEX Intermediate School (5/6 Grade Center)

Program times:

  • 7:00 AM - start of school day
  • End of school day - 6:00 PM
Springfield School District

Through the Mt. Laurel YMCA, before and after school care is available for the 2021-22 school year!

Participating grade levels:

  • Kindergarten - 6th Grade

Care is available for the following schools:

  • Springfield Elementary

Program times:

  • 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Riverside Township School District

Through the Mt. Laurel YMCA, before and after school care is available for the 2021-22 school year!

Participating grade levels:

  • Kindergarten - 6th Grade

Care is available for the following school:

  • Riverside Elementary School 

Program times:

  • 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM
  • End of school day -  6:00 PM
Riverton School District

Through the Mt. Laurel YMCA, before and after school care is available for the 2021-22 school year!

Participating grade levels:

  • Kindergarten - 6th Grade

Care is available for the following school:

  • Riverton Elementary School

Program times:

  • 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM
  • End of school day -  6:00 PM
Upper Dublin School District

Through the Ambler YMCA, before and after school care is available for the 2021-22 school year!

Participating grade levels:

  • Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Care is available for the following schools:

  • Fort Washington Elementary
  • Jarrettown Elementary
  • Maple Glen Elementary
  • Thomas Fitz Elementary

Program times:

  • 7:00 AM - start of school day
  • End of school day - 6:00 PM
Upper Moreland School District

Through the Greater Philadelphia YMCA before and after school care is available for the 2021-22 school year!

Participating grade levels:

  • Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
  • 3rd - 5th grade

Care is available for the following schools:

  • Upper Moreland Primary School
  • Upper Moreland Intermediate School

Program times:

  • 7:00 AM - start of school day
  • End of school day - 6:00 PM
Upper Perkiomen School District

Through the Upper Perkiomen YMCA before and after school care is available for the 2021-22 school year!

Participating grade levels:

  • Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Care is available for the following schools:

  • Hereford Elementary
  • Marlborough Elementary

Program times:

  • 7:00 AM - start of school day
  • End of school day - 6:00 PM
Wissahickon School District

Through the Ambler YMCA before and after school care is available for the 2021-22 school year!

Participating grade levels:

  • Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Care is available for the following schools:

  • Blue Bell Elementary
  • Lower Gwynedd Elementary
  • Shady Grove Elementary
  • Stoney Creek Elementary

Program times:

  • 7:00 AM - start of school day
  • End of school day - 6:00 PM

 

Have a question?

We know the last year has brought many challenges and new ways of doing things - and the upcoming school year will have all of us out of our routines. Here at the Y, flexibility is our middle name. Whether this is your first time in our program, or you are a seasoned pro - we are here to answer any of your questions or concerns. 

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