YMCA Childcare Program

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The first day of the YMCA Childcare program will be Thursday, September 7, 2023


As the YMCA prepares for the 2023-24 school year, you can get a hold of our site directors for more information. They have a new online registration system that will streamline the registration process.

Lower School Site Director Tyra Grace tgrace@ymcaboston.org

Upper School Site Director Carolyn Parker cparker@ymcaboston.org

The YMCA has provided the below FAQ for families to address many of the questions we have already received. Additionally the financial aid application is available on Parent Square

What are the Program Hours?

  • School Dismissal (2:30pm)- 6:00pm
  • All pick-ups must be before 6:00pm, or there is a $1.00 per minute, per child late fee

What is the daily schedule?

Our tentative program schedule will include:

  • 2:30-2:45pm Sign In
  • 2:45-3:15pm Snack
  • 3:15 -3:45pm Group Games
  • 3:45-4:15pm Homework Support
  • 4:15-5:00pm Enrichment (Arts/STEM/Literacy)
  • 5:00-6:00pm Child Choices/Sign Out

How much does the program cost?

  • Please email kmaclean@ymcaboston.org or one of the site directors for more info about pricing.
  • We do offer a 10% discount on the second sibling

What ages do we serve?

  • School Age Children
  • We are licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC), and follow their state guidelines for ratio.
  • We are currently licensed for ages 5 and up and seeking a license for K1

Will you provide food?

  • We will be providing snack for the children. If you are going to send them with additional food please send them with healthy items. Soda and other high sugar drinks are not allowed. We are also not able to refrigerate or heat up any food.
  • Nut products are NOT permitted due to significant allergies and potential exposure that could cause severe reaction. Thank you for understanding.

Do you offer financial assistance or accept vouchers?

  • We do offer financial assistance with the Y. It is income based, and requires an additional application to be completed in order to be assessed. You will need to submit your most recent tax return, 4 consecutive/current weeks paystubs, and proof of any other income you may be receiving.
  • We do accept vouchers and slots.
  • Please reach out to Annety Feliz with any billing or payment questions regarding program. Her phone number is 617-436-7750 ext 4123 or you may email her at afeliz@ymcaboston.org

How do I sign up?

Where is the program held?

  • Program will take place at the school, in designated spaces decided upon between the School and the YMCA.
  • Upper and Lower Schools will have separate programs. Children cannot leave one campus to attend program at the other.

Is there program during vacation weeks?

  • The YMCA provides program during the scheduled vacation weeks at the Huntington Avenue YMCA. Families may opt out of one of three vacations (December, February, or April). Families will be charged for the other two even if they do not attend. Vacations are the same weekly cost as regular program.
  • The YMCA also plans to provide program during potential snow days during the Winter. Program information including location and hours will be provided as the time gets closer.