Bethlehem YMCA Before and After School Y-Time Program:

Our Y-Time program is registered with the New York State Office of Child and Family Services and accredited through AfterSchool Works! New York. Our program carries MAT certification and is approved to administer medications. Our caring staff are all CPR and First Aid certified. We are licensed to care for 55 children and offer part time (up to 3 days a week) and full time (4-5 days a week) enrollment.

Y-Time offers a fun, engaging and safe out of school experience for children in grades K-6 by focusing on the YMCA’s four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. In our nut free environment children enjoy a nutritious snack and many opportunities for physical activity on a daily basis. Children can participate in creative arts, multicultural activities, science, math and engineering experiences as well as receive homework help and have quiet time to relax after a busy day at school. Children will build new relationships, explore personal interests and develop self-confidence while at Y-Time.


School Days

7:00am- 9:00 am and 3:00pm- 6:00 pm

We follow the Bethlehem Central School District calendar. Additional programs (Vacation Club, Half Day Club and Snow Day Club) are offered to provide care on days when school is not in session.


Children who are enrolled in the Bethlehem Central School District are bussed between the YMCA and their school building by Bethlehem Central School District buses. Transportation between home and the YMCA is provided by the parent/guardian.

Daily Schedule:

Our daily schedule may change to allow for special activities. We alternate having an early and later active play time to allow both groups opportunity to utilize the gym and outdoor play areas.

 Group 1 (K-3 Grade)

3:30: Arrival

3:30-4:00: Snack & Free Choice Centers

4:00-4:15: Group Time

4:15-4:45: Enrichment & Quiet Time

4:45-5:30: Active Play Time

5:30-6:00: Clean Up & Dismissal


Group 2 (3-6 Grade)

3:00: Arrival

3:00-3:45: Snack and Free Choice Centers

3:45-4:00: Group Time

4:00-4:45: Active Play Time

4:45-5:30: Enrichment & Quiet Time

5:30-6:00: Clean Up & Dismissal

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