Childcare

Sussex Family YMCA

At the Sussex Family YMCA, we believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why child care and early learning programs at the Y focus on holistically nurturing child development by providing a safe and healthy place to learn fundamental skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-esteem through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.


Before Care is a program designed to promote youth development by providing activities in the form of arts and crafts, games, fitness, etc. This program is offered to any child in kindergarten through 5th grade attending Rehoboth Elementary or Shields Elementary schools. A YMCA membership is required.
Hours: 7 a.m. – start of school

After Care is a program that offers an opportunity for children to engage in a variety of activities to expand learning beyond what they experience during school hours. This program is offered to any child attending Rehoboth Elementary or Shields Elementary schools and includes scheduled homework help time, a healthy snack, recreational activities and more.
Hours: School dismissal – 6 p.m.

2016/2017 Tuition Rates
  • Before School Only: $133/month
  • After School Only: $225/month
Locations (Before care is only offered at Shields Elementary)
  • Shields Elementary*
  • Rehoboth Elementary
  • Sussex Family YMCA


Out of school care is held at the Sussex Family YMCA during in-service days and school holidays. Your child can be engaged in social and educational activities while having fun. Parents, please pack a lunch for your child if you are participating in the “Y’s School is Out” program.

Fees
School’s Out Participants: $21 per day (plus field trip fees)
Full Members: $32 per day (plus field trip fees)
Program Members: $35 per day (plus field trip fees)
Drop In: $40 per day (plus field trip fees)


Visit the Treehouse with enrichment programs for kids 6 weeks to 12 years old. Youth Activities include art, science, dance/movement, strategic thinking, math, outdoor play, board games and so much more! For current hours, please see the hours section on the Sussex Home page.

Fee
Free of charge for all YMCA full members. Non-members have access to The Treehouse for a fee of $5 dollars per child for a two-hour session.

Click here to see what’s happening in the Treehouse.


Our Mission


The YMCA is an association of people of all ages, ethnic groups and religious affiliations that strives to cultivate the human potential, self-esteem, and dignity of all people. Our organization exists to develop and practice the Christian principles of love, caring, inclusiveness, justice and peace…and to enrich the emotional, physical and social life of all individuals, families and our community.