Child Care

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.

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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.

2021/2022 TUITION RATES

Before Care Only:
Full Member: $135
Non-Member: $210

After Care Only:
Full Member: $250
Non-Member: $345

Before and After Care:
Full Member $350
Non-Member: $442

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


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


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