Childcare

Bear-Glasgow Family YMCA

At the Bear-Glasgow YMCA, we believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why child care at the Y focuses 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 one of our participating schools listed below. 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 includes scheduled homework help time, a snack, recreational activities and more.
Hours: School dismissal – 6 p.m.

2016/17 School Year Monthly Fees

Before Care Only:
Full Member: $209
Program Member: $268

After Care Only:
Full Member: $284
Program Member: $355

Before and After Care:
Full Member $356
Program Member: $427


Out of school care is held at the Bear-Glasgow 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.

Fee Per Day:
Full Member: $34
Program Member: $45


Christina District
  • Keene Elementary
  • Leasure Elementary
  • Marshall Elementary
  • McVey Elementary
Colonial District
  • Carrie Downie Elementary
  • Castle Hills Elementary
  • New Castle Elementary
  • Pleasantville Elementary
  • Southern Elementary
  • Wilbur Elementary
  • Wilmington Manor Elementary
Appoquinimink District
  • Bunker Hill Elementary
  • Cedar Lane Elementary
  • Cedar Lane Early Childhood Center
Charter Schools
  • Newark Charter Elementary (held at the Bear-Glasgow Branch)


POC Site ID #s:
  • YMCA Bear/Glasgow Branch/Camp: 1710409500
  • Bunker Hill: 1710420800
  • Carrie Downie: 1710387200
  • Castle Hills: 1710420600
  • Cedar Lane: 1710334500
  • Cedar Lane Early Childhood Center: 1710437100
  • Keene: 1710236900
  • Leasure: 1710129100
  • Marshall: 1710129300
  • McVey: 1710129200
  • New Castle Elementary: 1710451100
  • Newark Charter at the Y: 1710409500
  • Pleasantville: 1710367100
  • Southern: 1710236800
  • Wilbur: 1710388000
  • Wilmington Manor: 1710387300


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.