2023/2024 Before & After-School Care | Effingham Street Family YMCA

Safe, Affordable Child Care

YMCA before and after-school child care in Portsmouth focuses on safety, health, social growth and academic enrichment. The Y provides a safe and fun place for kids to go, so that parents can work or study. Children have options to explore and develop their interests and talents. Our flexible schedule allows each child to choose what they want to do.

Child Care Staff Qualifications:

  • CPR & First-Aid Certified
  • Completed at least 20 hours of training before working with children
    • Health & Safety
    • Supervision
    • Child Development
    • Child Abuse Prevention
    • Programming

Staff also receive over 20 hours of continuing education throughout the school year.



21st century skills

Academic enrichment


Character development

Child choice and play time

College and career readiness

Family and parent engagement

Global learning and inclusion

Health and wellness

Healthy snacks

Homework assistance

Leadership development

Recreational sports

Service learning

SPARK (Sports, Play and Active Recreation for Kids)

STEM activities

Schools We serve


Transportation to the Effingham Street Family YMCA is provided from the following schools:

Brighton Elementary
Cradock Elementary
Douglass Park Elementary
Mt. Hermon Preschool
Parkview Elementary
Simonsdale Elementary
Victory Elementary
Waterview Elementary
Westhaven Elementary

Child Care Rates


Before-School Care:
Member Rate: $60/week
Regular Rate: $75/week


After-School Care:
Member Rate: $75/week
Regular Rate: $90/week


Before & After-School Care:
Member Rate: $92/week
Regular Rate: $117/week


Enrollment Fee: $75



Care takes place from 6am until school start and school end until 6pm.