YMCA of Southern Maine

For a Better Us.™

School Age Child Care


  • $50 Registration Fee to hold your child's spot
  • Financial Assistance paperwork submitted for consideration (if applicable)
  • Registration Packet completed
  • Payment Policy Agreement is signed and submitted to the Y (hard copy only, no electronic submission accepted)
  • First and last week's deposit paid -or- automatic withdrawals scheduled
  • Parent Handbook Acknowledgment form is signed and submitted to the Y (hard copy only, no electronic submission accepted)

Please call your branch's Child Care contact if you have any questions or difficulty with the registration process.


2019-2020 Registration Form*

Parent Handbook*

Medical Statement for Special Dietary Needs (Portland Public School students only)

2019-2020 Authorization to Dispense Medication Form

Financial Assistance Application (2019-2020)

Subsidy Application

Financial Assistance 

* Forms required for registration

Program Fees

School Age Child Care is available Monday - Friday:

  Before School Only: After School Only: Before & After School:

3 Days

$53/week $79/week $109/week

5 Days

$72/week $109/week $146/week

Fees valid September 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021. 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.


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.

Withdrawal Policy

In order to withdraw your child from the program, our Child Care Director must receive two (2) weeks notification. The two-week notice is effective from the date the notification is received. If we do not receive written notice of a withdrawal, you will be charged for the weeks your child was still registered. Please make it a point to contact and speak with your Child Care Director in these matters. Registration fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Contact Us

3 Pomerleau Street, Biddeford, ME 04005 | 207.283.0100

25 Campus Drive, Suite 100, New Gloucester, ME 04260 | 207.688.2255

70 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME 04101 | 207.874.1111


Convenient locations in Biddeford, New Gloucester, Portland, and South Portland! 

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.