School-Age Child Care - Effingham Street Family YMCA | YMCA of South Hampton Roads
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With a focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement, our before- and after-school programs serve school-age youth with options to explore and develop their interests and talents. The Y provides a quality, safe place for children to go so that parents have the freedom to work or study, knowing that their children's needs are being addressed. Our flexible schedule allows each child to freely choose what he or she wants to do during this out-of-school time.

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Activities include: 

  • Homework assistance and supervision
  • Arts and construction
  • Science and math
  • Cooking and healthy eating habits
  • Character development
  • Enrichment, music, drama
  • Recreational sports
  • Literacy and language
  • Games and fitness
  • Outside activity time
  • Healthy snacks
  • Free time
  • SPARK (Sports, Play and Active Recreation for Kids)

NEW FOR 2017: School’s Out Camp is included in child care registration at no additional cost. (*excludes winter and spring break)

You can feel confident knowing that your child is safe and well cared for by highly qualified, CPR and First Aid-certified, staff. In addition, our staff also attend 12 hours of training before working with your child; these trainings include Licensing, Child Development, Child Abuse Prevention and Programming. They are also required to participate in at least 16 hours of training throughout the school year.

Transportation to the Y is provided from the following schools:

  • Brighton Elementary
  • Craddock Middle
  • Douglass Park Elementary
  • James Hurst Elementary
  • John Tyler Elementary
  • Lakeview Elementary
  • Mt. Hermon Elementary
  • Parkview Elementary (in zone)
  • Simonsdale Elementary
  • Victory Elementary
  • Westhaven Elementary

Rates for 2017/2018 school year

After-School only
Member Rate: $65/week
Regular Rate: $75/week

Before- and After-School
Member Rate: $85/week
Regular Rate: $95/week

Before-School only
Member Rate: $50/week
Regular Rate: $60/week

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Download registration and medication forms

View the Parent Handbook for School-Age Child Care Programs

View the After-School Guide for Portsmouth here

The YMCA of South Hampton Roads is dedicated to putting Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.