Before and After School Care

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, and 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 program is open to all and financial assistance is available.

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


  • Keene Elementary
  • Pleasantville Elementary
  • Southern Elementary
  • Wilbur 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
  • 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.

  • Harlan
  • P.S. DuPont
  • East Side Charter
  • Family Foundations
  • First State Montessori
  • Great Oaks
  • Kuumba Academy
  • La Academia
  • Odyssey
  • St. Peters Cathedral School
  • Thomas A. Edison Charter
  • Bancroft Elementary
  • Bayard Middle School
  • Montessori Academy at Bancroft
  • Stubbs Elementary
  • Highlands Elementary
  • Shortlidge Elementary
  • Warner Elementary

Middletown Family YMCA

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

Dover YMCA

  • South Dover Elementary

Sussex Family YMCA

  • Shields Elementary
  • Rehoboth Elementary
  • Little Vikings at the Lewes School (After care ends at 5 p.m.)


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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