Bear-Glasgow Family YMCA Childcare

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.

*Due to online learning, most locations are not currently registering for Before and After School Care.

Now offering Learning Support Centers!

When school is out, the Y is in! As Delaware’s largest licensed childcare provider, we are committed to serving all students engaged in distance learning through high-quality care and remote learning assistance. Our Learning Support Centers will combine fun, character-building activities with educational support. Participants will receive an opportunity for homework help along with assistance to complete school assignments. Learn More!


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 6th grade attending one of our participating schools listed below.
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.

Location:  All Before and After School Care is held at the elementary schools listed below under “schools we serve”.

2020/21 School Year Monthly Fees

Before Care Only:
Full Member: $245
Non-Member: $325

After Care Only:
Full Member: $310
Non-Member: $430

Before and After Care:
Full Member $405
Non-Member: $540


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, no need to even pack a lunch for your child if you are participating in the In-Service Program, we now provide lunch and an afternoon snack daily!

Fee Per Day:
Full Member: $50
Program Member: $65


All Before and After School Care is held at the elementary schools listed below.
Christina District
  • Jones Elementary
  • Keene Elementary
  • Leasure Elementary
  • Marshall Elementary
  • McVey Elementary
  • Oberle Elementary
Colonial District
  • Carrie Downie Elementary
  • Castle Hills Elementary
  • Colwyck Early Education Program (CEEP)
  • New Castle Elementary
  • Pleasantville Elementary
  • Southern Elementary
  • Wilbur Elementary
  • Wilmington Manor Elementary


POC Site ID #s:
  • YMCA Bear/Glasgow Branch: 1710409500
  • Carrie Downie: 1710387200
  • Castle Hills: 1710420600
  • Jones: 1710179400
  • Keene: 1710236900
  • Leasure: 1710129100
  • Marshall: 1710129300
  • McVey: 1710129200
  • New Castle Elementary: 1710451100
  • Pleasantville: 1710367100
  • Southern: 1710236800
  • Wilbur: 1710388000
  • Wilmington Manor: 1710387300


Our Mission


To empower youth, foster healthy living, and promote strong communities.

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YMCA FALL FESTIVALS - Safe, Socially Distant Activities For Everyone!

Join us for our 2020 Fall Festivals, happening the last week/weekend of October! All events are free, safe, and open to the community. LEARN MORE!

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