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.
Days/Times: M – F 8:45 am – 1:00 pm;
Sat 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fee: Free for Members at all Branches
Ages: 3 months - 12 years
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 YMCA of Southern Maine 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 facilities while giving children a place where “kids can be kids”. Prime Time offers areas for free play, reading, and coloring. Take advantage of the synchronized programming and participate in a wellness activity while your child is in Prime Time. Please note, there is a time limit per child, per day.
Registration Category: School-Age Enrichment
Date: Aug. 31 - Jun 19, 2013
Time: Before: 7:00 - 8:30 am
After: 3:00 - 5:30 pm
Ages: K - 5th grade
Fee: Before: 3-day: $45; 5-day: $59
After: 3-day: $67; 5-day: $94
Before & After: 3-day: $94; 5-day: $126
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 gorwing and exploring their potential while having fun! Join the School Age Enrichment Program and you'll experience a safe, fun, and engaging atmosphere every day. Licensed before and after school programs are available for students at the following South Portland schools: Brown, Dyer, Skillin, and Small.
Registration Category: Kids Night Out
Date: Apr 5, May 3, June 7
Time: 5:00 - 8:30 pm
Ages: 3—12 years
Fee: $25 for one child; $35 for two or more children in a family.
Pre-Registration and Membership Required
Parents, would you like to have a night off? Drop your child 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 swimming, games, arts ‘n’ crafts, and playing in the Prime Time room. Be sure to bring your child’s bathing suit, towel and PJ’s so they are all ready for bed upon pick-up! 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!
Registration Category: Vacation Camp
Date: April 12, 15 - 19
Day: Mon - Fri
Time: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Ages: K - 5th grade
Fee: $50 a day / $195 for the week
Have your child spend their school vacation days at the Y with its caring and qualified staff! They will have fun meeting new friends, staying active, and playing games. Activities include swimming, crafts, games, and outside play. Parents need to send lunch, snacks, drinks, a bathing suit, towel, and weather appropriate clothing. Members and Non-Members welcome!