Child Care

Dover YMCA

2022/2023 School Year registration is open.

At the Dover 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 Dover YMCA 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.

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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.

2023/2024 School Year Rates

Before Care Only:
Full Member: $180/month
Non-Member: $265/month

After Care Only:
Full Member: $310/month
Non-Member: $380/month

Before and After Care:
Full Member $405
Non-Member: $485

State Purchase of Care (POC)

  • POC is accepted at all locations, but childcare space is limited. Please register early to ensure your child’s space in our program. YMCA financial scholarships are also available through generous donations to the YMCA Annual Campaign by our community and members like you.

Schools we serve

  • South Dover Elementary
  • N. Dover Elementary
  • Fairview

Our Mission

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



Join us at the Delaware Art Museum on September 29th at 6:30 p.m. for a fundraiser that has SOLE! Proceeds benefit the Downtown YMCAs. Come enjoy a night of fellowship, dancing, great food and art. Register HERE!