Before and After School Enrichment Program
For youth grades K – 6

The YMCA provides a positive and meaningful experience for your child! The Before and After School Enrichment Program is
activity-based and designed to enhance the social, physical,
emotional and intellectual growth of all children within a safe, caring, fun-filled, and supportive environment. All the programs and activities are values based, focusing on the YMCA's character virtues of Caring, Honesty, Respect & Responsibility.

The Before & After School Enrichment Program provides structured daily activities for children such as group games, homework assistance, arts and crafts, snack time, and indoor and outdoor recreation. Children will also have an opportunity to engage in a variety of extra activities such as swimming, music, talent shows, community service projects, and team building activities throughout the school year.

We use the research based CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) to help kids develop and maintain good eating and exercise habits.

Tuition Rates (5 DAYS A WEEK)
Before School Only          $93/month*
After School Only            $182/month*
Before & After School      $254/month*

Before Care 7:00 AM until start of school
After Care school dismissal until 6:00 pm

*Tuition is monthly and families must indicate which days care is needed
* This option is not available for families receiving state POC
*Families must complete all forms required by Delaware Childcare Licensing before child may start care.

Hours of Operation
Before Care….7:00 AM until start of school
After Care…school dismissal until 6:00 PM

Schools We Serve:
Capital District:
Fairview Elementary
North Dover Elementary
South Dover Elementary (AM care is at the YMCA)
William Henry Middle School (after-school only)

State Purchase of Care is accepted at all locations, but childcare space is limited. Please register early to ensure your child's space in our program.

YMCA Financial Scholarships are also available through the generous donations to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign by our community and members like you.

Scholarship support is also received through the JCPenney Afterschool "Pennies from Heaven" partnership.



What do you do for child care when school is out and you have to work? The YMCA has the answer for you, School’s Out Day Camp! We offer full-day programs for children 5 to 12 (K-6) on in-service days and many holidays. The School’s Out Day Camp program includes a full day of activities at the YMCA. Activities include group games, arts and crafts, swimming in the indoor 4-lane pool, and an off-site field trip.
Dates: March 28, April 18, 21-25
Fee: $30 per child/day Full or Program Members
$10 + copay for POC students

Register early-minimum 10 students to run

Giant Step Preschool
Giant Step Pre-school programs will be returning to the Dover YMCA in September, 2014. Half-Day Programs will be offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week. Children will be assigned to either the morning or afternoon program based on age, 3 to 4 year old or 4 to 5 year old class. Classes will be taught by certified early childhood teachers and assistants, and utilize curriculum designed to align with State and National standards in order to prepare students for success in Kindergarten. Look for additional information regarding fees and registration process in the 2014 Summer Program Guide.