Before and After School Care

Member registration is open for the 2024/2025 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
  • Colonial Early Education Program (CEEP) at Colwyck (PM only)

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

Walnut Street YMCA

All Walnut Street Y Before and After School programs are held at the Walnut Street YMCA location. The Walnut St. YMCA provides bussing for the following schools. If your child’s school is not listed, please arrange Before and After Care transportation for them.
YMCA Provided Transportation 
  • Harlan Elementary
  • P.S. DuPont
  • First State Montessori Academy
  • Great Oaks Charter
  • Kuumba Academy
  • St. Peters Cathedral School
  • Bancroft Elementary
  • Bayard Elementary School
  • Highlands (Johnson Jr.) Elementary
  • Shortlidge Elementary
  • Warner Elementary
Alternate Bus Transportation (YMCA Bus Stops) 
  • Charter School of New Castle
  • Eastside Charter
  • Odyssey Charter
  • Thomas A. Edison Charter
  • La Acadamia Charter School
  • Stubbs Elementary

Middletown Family YMCA

  • Cedar Lane 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
  • Current Physical & Immunization Records
  • IEP/504/Allergy Action Plan (if applicable)
  • Form of Payment (Credit Card or Checking/Savings account information)





Our Mission

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

Memorial Day 2024

YMCA of Delaware branches will be OPEN  7 - 11 a.m. on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day. All outdoor pools will be OPEN from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Click here for updated outdoor pool hours.


Summer Camp

🌞🎉 Register now for YMCA Summer Camp and join us for fun, friends, and safe, screen-free adventures! 🚀🏕️ Financial assistance is available. Now accepting Purchase of Care (POC) at Western and Bear locations! Learn More 🌟✨