School Age Child Care
Quality, affordable before and after-school child care right in your community. At the Y, kids have fun while building confidence, self-esteem, and positive relationships.
Kindergarten - 5th grade
School Age Child Care is available Monday - Friday:
Before School Only:
After School Only:
Before & After School:
We accept DHHS vouchers, ASPIRE, and Transitional Assistance Funds. Y Financial Assistance is also available. Contact your local branch for more information, stop by the branch to pick up an application, or download the form along with our other registration forms below.
Convenient locations in Biddeford, New Gloucester, Portland, and South Portland!
BIDDEFORD - Run by our Northern York County branch
At Biddeford Primary
Time: 6:30am - Beginning of School Day (Before Care) & End of School Day - 6:00pm (After Care)
NEW GLOUCESTER - Run by our Pineland branch
At Pineland branch
Time: 6:30am - 8:30am (Before Care) & End of School Day - 6:00pm (After Care)
PORTLAND - Run by our Greater Portland branch
At Greater Portland branch, with transportation from: East End Community School, Hall Elementary, Longfellow Elementary, Lyseth Elementary, Ocean Avenue School, and Reiche Elementary.
Time: End of School Day- 5:30pm (After Care ONLY)
SOUTH PORTLAND - Run by our Greater Portland branch
At Dyer Elementary and Small Elementary
Time: 7:00am - Beginning of School Day (Before Care) & End of School Day - 5:30pm (After Care)
NORTHERN YORK COUNTY BRANCH | ATTN: Danielle Cote
3 Pomerleau Street, Biddeford, ME 04005 | 207.283.0100
PINELAND BRANCH | ATTN: Liza Stratton
25 Campus Drive, Suite 100, New Gloucester, ME 04260 | 207.688.2255
PORTLAND BRANCH | ATTN: Joe Baty
70 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME 04101 | 207.874.1111
Our School Age Child Care programs are licensed through Maine's Department of Health and Human Services, and all staff are First Aid and CPR certified, with prior experience working with children. Staff also participate in ongoing training, ensuring that your children are always safe and well cared for.
We are committed to serving all, regardless of ability to pay. Our Annual Campaign raises funds for families in need of financial assistance. This past year, over 800 youth in our Child Care programs received some level of financial assistance. If you think you may qualify, please apply!
We also accept DHHS vouchers, ASPIRE, and Transitional Assistance Funds. Please contact us if you qualify for this funding.
LEarn & Grow
We offer fun, age-appropriate activities that encourage self-esteem and growth.
STEM - Fun, enriching activities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math help build upon the foundations learned in school and increase academic interest and success.
Community Service - Children undertake several learning service projects throughout the year, learning social responsibility at a young age.
Healthy Habits - We are committed to building a healthier future. Children in our programs are served fruits or vegetables at snack time, and are exposed to at least 30 minutes of structured physical play each day.
Swimming - Swimming is a valuable lifelong skill that teaches kids to be safe in and around the water, and is included weekly in after school programs located at our YMCA branches.
Youth Sports & Activities - Kids learn cooperation, teamwork, leadership, and sports skills through our daily movement activities.