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.

REGISTRATION: Please call the Sussex Family YMCA at (302) 296-9622.

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: 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 healthy snack, recreational activities and more.
Hours: School dismissal – 6 p.m.

2019/20 Tuition Rates
  • Before School Only: $190/month
  • After School Only: $190/month
  • Both Before and After: $348/month
  • Shields Elementary
  • Rehoboth Elementary
  • Little Vikings at the Lewes School

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’s Out Participants: $24 per day
Full Members: $35 per day
Community Members: $50 per day
Drop-In: $50 per day

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.


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