Childcare Contacts

Child Care

Before/After-school Care

Every day, one in four kids is left unsupervised after school, increasing the risk of negative influences and activities. The Y’s after-school program provides supervised, safe spaces for children to build friendships and develop a sense of belonging. 


After-school care is offered at the following locations:

  • Bernard Terrace Elementary
  • McKinley Middle
  • Delmont Elementary
  • Broadmoor Elementary
  • Baranco-Clark YMCA
  • Westdale Middle
  • Southdowns Pre-K Center
  • LaSalle Elementary
  • Redemptorist
  • Southern University Lab School
  • Jefferson Terrace Elementary
  • Americana YMCA
  • Dow Westside YMCA
  • River Oaks Elementary
  • Twin Oaks Elementary
  • University Prep Elementary


School Closures

Childcare will be available in response to school closures.  The service will be available from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Holiday Camps

During the Holidays, your child can enjoy arts & crafts, sports, games, swimming, field trips and other fun activities at the YMCA Holiday Camps. Holiday Camp is open to children ages four to 12.  Children age four that are currently enrolled in a Pre-Kindergarten program may also register for this program.

Holiday Camp is offered during the following school holidays:

· Christmas/New Years
· Easter/Spring Break
· Mardi Gras
· MLK Day
· Post-Summer
· Pre-Summer
· Presidents Day
· Thanksgiving

Program Fees:

Member - $25 per day
Program Participant - $35 per day

Member- $40 per day
Program Participant-$50


7 a.m. until 6 p.m. 

Information for Holiday Camp:

* Campers should bring a lunch, two snacks and three drinks to camp each day.
* Camp Program fees include recreation, arts & crafts and other special activities.
* Fieldtrips and opportunities to swim will be scheduled for some holiday camps.
* Campers should not bring toys, trading cards, game systems or other items to camp.
* Campers should not bring large amounts of money.

Summer Camp

The YMCA Summer Day Camp Program offers a wide range of opportunities for each child to grow through a variety of planned activities. Campers will enjoy our daily devotionals, field trips, games, arts & crafts, sports, guest speakers and swimming. The campers are then divided into small groups (based on age and gender) and begin rotating through a variety of stations, both indoors (indoor and swimming) and outdoors (outdoor sports and games). To view all Summer Camp Information click here.

Parents say they see positive changes in their kids who spend their summers in a camp environment. The Y’s day camp opportunities offer a place where kids learn to be independent and contribute to a group through social, physical and educational activities.

Go. Learn. Grow.

The Y's childcare programs include the use of Active Science. Active Science promotes social innovation and youth development. Children participate in STEM experiences by interacting with a variety of fun technologies such as activity monitors and mobile tablet devices. The integration of physical activity and learning creates a novel strategy to help close the academic achievement gap, reduce summer learning loss and address key educational priorities. Children, Families, and YMCA's track progress, monitor results and earn rewards for prizes.