Sussex Family YMCA Childcare

At the Sussex Family 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.  A YMCA membership is not required.
Hours: 6:45 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 healthy snack, recreational activities and more.
Hours: School dismissal – 6 p.m. (Little Vikings ends at 5 p.m.)

2024 – 2025 School Year Rates:

  • Before School Only: $280/month
  • After School Only: $280/month
  • Both Before and After: $460/month

*If you receive a state subsidy, please contact the Director for pricing here.


  • Lewes Elementary
  • Sussex Consortium (Little Vikings)
  • Rehoboth Elementary
  • Long Neck Elementary
  • Phillip Showell
  • East Millsboro Elementary
  • Georgetown Elementary

Out of school care is held at the Sussex 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. Advanced registration is required for guaranteed placement. School’s out is for K – 5th grade.

School Is Out Fees:

  • BASE Participant: $30
  • Non-BASE Members: $45
  • Non-BASE Community: $60

*If you receive a state subsidy, please contact the Director for pricing here.

REGISTRATION: Register online here

Our Mission

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