YMCA of Southern Maine

For a Better Us.™

Child Care

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 focused on nurturing healthy, happy kids and supporting the whole family.

Whether you're looking for toddler care, an after school program, or just need an hour to take care of yourself at the Y, we've got the programs and support you need. And, we offer financial assistance so that every family has access to quality, affordable child care. To learn more, see our individual programs below, or contact your local branch.

Full Day Child Care

Nurturing toddlers through pre-K in Biddeford. Learn more.


Helping young children develop to their fullest potential in Biddeford and Freeport. Learn more.

School Age Child Care

Quality out-of-school programming for children K-5. Locations in Biddeford, New Gloucester, Portland, and South Portland. Learn more.

Open Houses:

Pineland branch in New Gloucester: Tuesday, August 27 4:00-5:30 PM

Prime Time

Enjoy the Y while your children have fun in our supervised play rooms. Ages 3 mos. to 12 years. Learn more.

With each child care program at the Y, our goal is to:
  • Provide a safe, caring, nurturing environment for children
  • Help children become active learners, make choices, take responsibility for actions, and understand limits
  • Build a trusting relationship between parents, children, and staff where there is mutual respect and frequent communication
  • Create an environment that fosters trust and honesty
Tools for the future

When you send your children to the Y, you're helping instill in them our core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.