Before and After School Care Like None Other!

Students enjoy before and after care at the Y.

As a working parent, you have a lot on your plate. Let the YMCA of Greater Brandywine’s before and after school care programs help care for your children.

Our before and after school programs are loaded with activities that parents and kids love. Trained staff activate kids with everything from homework help to fun games and art projects. In addition, childcare is matched to most school days off. The program is open to all and financial assistance is available.

K.M. Robinson, whose son attends the Brandywine YMCA’s before and after school program at Rainbow Elementary School says, “My son, Brittan, has had an outstanding experience. The teachers are very organized, supportive and pay close attention to all of his needs. Brittan enjoys the program; and the timeframes for snack, homework and other activities are well balanced. I'm grateful for the teachers’ care and concern.”

Our programs also focus on understanding the needs of each child, and ensuring they receive personalized attention. Janeece Richardson, whose daughter also attends the before and after care program at Rainbow Elementary School, says, “I love the program because the staff treats my child like she is their own. They know her strengths and weaknesses and they all just fit together! They always have smiles on their faces, and the program provides a fun and safe environment.”

Below is a listing of our programs. Enroll your child today for the upcoming school year! Registration is not available online for our before and after school programs so please contact or visit the member services desk below to register.

Brandywine YMCA
Through the Brandywine YMCA, before and after school care is available for children in kindergarten through fifth grade at the following schools: 

  • Friendship Elementary School
  • Caln Elementary School
  • Kings Highway Elementary School
  • Rainbow Elementary School
  • Reeceville Elementary School
  • East Fallowfield Elementary School

Care is available during the following times (you can do before and/or after care):

  • 6:30 am to the start of the school day
  • End of the school day until 6 pm

For more information, contact Alyssa Ross at 610-380-9622, ext. 2411 or visit the Member Services Desk at the Brandywine YMCA.

Jennersville YMCA
Through the Jennersville YMCA, before and after school care is available for children in kindergarten through fifth grade at the following schools:

  • Avon Grove Intermediate School
  • Penn London Elementary School
  • Elk Ridge School (Children are bused to Nottingham Elementary School from this location)
  • Hopewell School (Children are bused to Nottingham Elementary School from this location)
  • Jordan Bank Elementary School  (Children are bused to Nottingham Elementary School from this location)
  • Avon Grove Charter
  • Early Learning Center (Kemblesville)

Care is available during the following times (you can do before and/or after care):

  • 7 am until the start of the school day
  • End of the school day until 6 pm

For more information, contact Kirstan Dolinger at 610-869-9622, ext. 2554 or visit the Member Services Desk at the Jennersville YMCA.

Kennett Area YMCA
Through the Kennett Area YMCA, before and after school care is available for children in kindergarten through fifth grade at the following schools:

  • Bancroft Elementary School
  • Greenwood Elementary School
  • New Garden Elementary School
  • Chadds Ford Elementary School
  • Hillendale Elementary School
  • Pocopson Elementary School
  • Unionville Elementary School

Care is available during the following times (you can do before and/or after care):

  • 7 am until the start of the school day
  • End of the school day until 6 pm.
  • Kindergarten care is also available from 8:55 am to 1:00 pm and from 11:40 am to 3:40 pm

For more information, contact Dawn Kimberling at 610-444-9622, ext. 2335 or visit the Member Services Desk at the Kennett Area YMCA.
 
Octorara YMCA Program Center
Through the Octorara YMCA Program Center, before and after school care is available at the Octorara YMCA for children in kindergarten through sixth grade for the following schools:

  • Octorara Primary Learning Center
  • West Fallowfield Christian School
  • Octorara Elementary School
  • Octorara Intermediate School

Care is available during the following times (you can do before and/or after care):

  • 7 am until the start of the school day
  • End of the school day until 6 pm

For more information, contact Janet Kabakjian at 610-593-9622, ext. 2701 or visit the Octorara YMCA Program Center.

Oscar Lasko YMCA and Childcare Center
At the Oscar Lasko YMCA and Childcare Center, the after school academy is available for children in kindergarten through eighth grade at the following. Bus transportation is provided to the Oscar Lasko YMCA from most school locations.

  • All West Chester Area School District Elementary Schools
  • All West Chester Area School District Middle Schools
  • St. Agnes School 
  • Collegium Charter School 
  • Chester County Family Academy

For more information, contact Franchesca Short at 610-696-9622, ext. 2809 or visit the Oscar Lasko Youth Program Center.


 

Category: Kids & Teens