Before and After School Care

Registration is now open for the 2022/2023 school year!

Reserve Your Spot Today!


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 YMCA before and after school 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
  • Katherine H Wilbur Elementary
  • Marshall Elementary
  • Pleasantville Elementary
  • Wilmington Manor Elementary
  • Colonial Early Education Program (CEEP)

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.


Hiring Event - Wednesday, May 25th,  2-7 PM

Stop by any YMCA of Delaware branch and be interviewed on the spot! Apply in advance online, or when you arrive. Learn More!

Memorial Day

Outdoor pools Open Memorial Day Weekend! Some locations are closed. Click here for holiday hours by branch.