Dover YMCA

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 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.

REGISTRATION: Please call the Dover YMCA at (302) 346-9622 to register.

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. 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.

2019/2020 TUITION RATES (5 days a week)
  • Before School Only: $110/month
  • After School Only: $205/month
  • Before & After School: $290/month
2019/2020 Partial Week Options
  • The Y is pleased to offer partial week care options for families who do not need care five days per week.
    2 day 3 day 4 day
    AM $50 $70 $90
    PM $110 $140 $170
    AM/PM $130 $190 $230

    * Partial week options are not available for families receiving state POC.

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 the generous donations to the YMCA Annual Campaign by our community and members like you.
Schools we serve
  • Booker T. Washington Elementary (After school only at William Henry site)
  • Fairview Elementary
  • North Dover Elementary
  • South Dover Elementary
  • William Henry Middle School (after school only)

Out of school care for children attending kindergarten through 6th grade is held at the Dover YMCA during in-service days and school holidays. Your child will 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: $30

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.


All YMCA of Delaware locations are currently closed.

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