Before and After School Care

Registration is open for the 2023/2024 school year!

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The YMCA of Delaware is committed to providing children with a safe and positive experience while promoting unity, acceptance, and fostering a sense of self. Before care programs offer a great start to your child’s day with group games and enrichment choices. After care programs reinforce academics through a variety of fun and engaging structured activities, provide time for homework, a snack or small meal, and physical activities and sports. Our well-trained staff strive to create an environment that supports children and their individual needs.

The YMCA before and after school program is open to all and financial assistance is available. All sites are licensed by the State of Delaware and accept Purchase of Care.



*Unless noted, all Before and After Care Programs are held at the schools listed below.

Bear-Glasgow YMCA

  • Keene Elementary
  • Katherine H Wilbur Elementary
  • Marshall Elementary
  • McVey Elementary
  • Pleasantville Elementary
  • Wilmington Manor Elementary
  • Leasure Elementary

Western Family YMCA

  • Marbrook Elementary School
  • Anna P. Mote Elementary School
  • Heritage Elementary School
  • Forest Oak Elementary School 
  • Baltz Elementary School
  • Brookside Elementary School
  • Maclary Elementary School
  • Gallaher Elementary School
  • Wilson Elementary School
  • Smith Elementary School

Brandywine YMCA

  • Carrcroft
  • Claymont
  • Forwood
  • Hanby
  • Lancashire
  • Lombardy
  • Maple Lane
  • Mt. Pleasant

Walnut Street YMCA

All Walnut Street Y Before and After School programs are held at the Walnut Street YMCA. Bussing is available for select schools.

Brandywine District:

  • Handby
  • Harlan
  • P.S. DuPont

Charter/Private Schools:

  • Eastside Charter
  • First State Montessori Academy
  • Great Oaks Charter
  • Kuumba
  • New Castle Charter
  • Odyssey Charter
  • St. Peters
  • Thomas Edison

Christina School District:

  • Bancroft
  • Bayard
  • Leasure
  • Stubbs

Red Clay School District

  • Highlands (Johnson Jr.)
  • Shortlidge
  • Warner Elem.

Middletown Family YMCA

  • Cedar Lane Elementary
  • Lorewood Grove Elementary
  • Silver Lake Elementary
  • Townsend Elementary School
  • Townsend Early Childhood Center
  • Old State Elementary

Dover YMCA

  • South Dover Elementary
  • N. Dover Elementary
  • Fairview

Sussex Family YMCA

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


To enroll online, you will first need to create an account in our new system. If you have already created an account, simply log-in. For details and instructions, click here.

To ensure you have everything you need to complete your registration, please have the following information on hand:
• Emergency Contact/Authorized Pickup Names & Phone Numbers
• Physician Name & Phone Number
• Health Insurance Information
• Medications or Allergies
• Form of Payment (Credit Card or Checking/Savings account information)

Our Mission

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


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