2024/2025 Before & After-School Care | YMCA of Portsmouth

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:

  • Meet state licensing standards & 18 years and older
  • CPR & First-Aid Certified
  • Completed at least 36 hours of training before working with children
    • Health & Safety
    • Supervision
    • Child Development
    • Child Abuse Prevention
    • Programming

Staff also receive over 16 hours of continuing education throughout the school year.



21st century skills

Academic enrichment

Active Play


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

STEM activities

Schools We Serve


Churchland Academy
Churchland Elementary**
Churchland Middle**
Churchland Primary & Intermediate
Waterview Elementary
Western Branch Intermediate
Western Branch Primary


** Transportation provided by Portsmouth Public Schools

Child Care Rates


Member Rate: $63/week
Regular Rate: $79/week


Member Rate: $79/week
Regular Rate: $95/week


Before & After-School:
Member Rate: $97/week
Regular Rate: $123/week



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