Childcare

With so many demands on today’s families, parents need all the support they can get. That’s why child care at the Y is about more than looking after kids. It’s about nurturing their development by providing a safe place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Casco Bay Branch
14 Old S Freeport Rd
Freeport, ME  04032
207-865-9600

 

Childcare

We work to ensure that kids participating in our programs are interacting with peers and positive role models and are having fun while building their self-esteem and social skills through a variety of organized enrichment activities and free play.
 
Our basic goals are:

  • To provide a safe, caring, nurturing environment for children;
  • To provide an environment where children are active learners, make choices, have responsibility for their actions and understand limits.
  • To build a trusting relationship between parents, children, and staff where there is mutual respect and frequent communication.
  • To provide an environment that fosters trust and honesty.

By choosing to send your children to programs at the YMCA, you are recognizing the importance of instilling the Y’s core character values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility in your children.

CASCO BAY YMCA PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAM
Registration Category: Pre-School
     Date:  Ongoing
     Day:  Mon - Fri
     Time:  7:30am - 5:30pm
     Ages:  3 - 5 years
     Fees:  2 days (T & TH): $122
                3 days (M,W,F): $168
                5 days: $209
Pre-Registration Required 
The Casco Bay YMCA believes early childhood should be a time of fun, exploration and discovery.  The purpose of our pre-school program is to promote and encourage social, emotional, physical and intellectual development in every child in an atmosphere of security and safety.
 
 
 
APRIL VACATION CAMP
Registration Category: Vacation Camp
     Date:  Apr. 21 - 25
     Day:  Mon - Fri
     Time:  7:30am - 5:30pm
     Ages:  5 - 12 years
     Fees:  $50/day, $195/week
Pre-Registration Required 
Make arrangements to have your kids spend their school vacation with the Y and its qualified and caring staff.  We’ll spend our days doing arts and crafts, playing games and more!!  We will be swimming daily and going on a special field trip.
 
 
 
FAMILY PRIME TIME
Registration Category: Prime Time
     Date:  Ongoing
     Day:  Mon - Sat
     Time:  Mon – Fri: 8:30am - 1:30pm
            Mon – Thurs: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
            Sat: 8:30am – 12:00pm (ends June 14)
     Ages:  3 months - 12 years
Family & SAF Membership Required
At the YMCA we recognize that the time families spend together is precious and that for some families, it is becoming harder and harder to find quality time and activities.  The Casco Bay YMCA is proud to provide a program that will make it easy for families to enjoy the Y together. Our drop-off child-care allows parents to utilize our facility while giving children a place where “kids can be kids.”
 
 
 
 
KIDS NIGHT OUT
Registration Category: Kids Night Out
     Date:  Apr. 11, May 9
     Day:  Fri
     Time:  5:00pm - 8:30pm
     Ages:  3 - 12 years
     Fees:  One child: $25, More than one Child: $35
Pre-Registration & Membership Required 
Parents, would you like to have a night off? Drop your children off at the Y and be sure that they are safe and having a great time! Kids will have dinner with their new friends and the evening will hold lots of exciting activities such as games, arts & crafts, and free play. Be sure to send PJs, so your child will be ready for bed upon pickup. A minimum number of registrations may be required in order to hold this program. Children must be potty trained in order to attend Kids Night Out. Be sure to send a bathing suit and towel in case we are able to swim!