Before & After-School Care | YMCA of Portsmouth

Safe, Affordable Child Care

With a focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enrichment, our before- and after-school programs serve children 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. In before and after-school programs in Suffolk, our flexible schedule allows each child to freely choose what he or she wants to do during this out-of-school time.

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 20 hours of training before working with your child; these trainings include Health & Safety, Supervision, Child Development, Child Abuse Prevention and Programming. They also receive over 20 hours of training 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


    Churchland Academy

    Churchland Elementary*

    Churchland Middle*

    Churchland Primary

    Creekside Elementary

    John Tyler Elementary

    Nansemond Suffolk Academy*

    Northern Shores Elementary

    Sweethaven Christian Academy

    Western Branch Intermediate

    Western Branch Primary

    *School provides transportation

    Rates & Fees


    Member Rate: $53
    Regular Rate: $68


    Member Rate: $68
    Regular Rate: $83


    Before & After-School:
    Member Rate: $85
    Regular Rate: $110


    Registration Fee: $75 (one-time)



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