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.

Greater Portland
70 Forest Ave
Portland ME 04101


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.


Our Fall I Session runs from September 7 - October 25 and our Fall II Session runs from November 2 - December 20.

Registration Category: School Age Enrichment
Brown / Dyer / Skillin / Small / Kaler
     Date:  Sept 2014 - June 2015
     Day:  Mon - Fri
     Time:  7:00am – 8:30am; 3:00pm – 5:30pm
     Ages:  Grades K-5
      Fees:  3 day before: $47;   3 day after: $72
           5 day before: $61;   5 day after: $100
           3 day before & after: $100
           5 day before & after: $133
In the Y-Care program, kids build self-esteem, values, and positive relationships with their peers and the YMCA staff. You’ll know your children are growing and exploring their potential while having fun!  Join the Northern York County & Portland Branches School Age Enrichment Programs and you’ll experience a safe, fun, and engaging atmosphere every day.
Registration Category: Prime Time
     Date:  Ongoing
     Day:  Mon - Sat
     Time:  Mon – Fri: 8:45am – 1:00pm
                        Mon – Thurs: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
                        Sat: 8:00am – 12:00pm
     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.”
Vacation Camp
Registration Category: Vacation Camp
     Date:  Oct 13, Nov 11, Nov 26, Nov 28,
                 Dec 22 – Jan 2
     Day:  Mon-Fri
     Time:  TBD
     Ages:  Kindergarten - Middle School
     Fees:  $55/day; $200/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 may even go on a special field trip!