Learning, Growing, and Thriving at the Y

School ProgramsWe believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life. Because of the Y community, kids are taking more interest in learning and making smarter life choices. At the Y, kids learn their ABC’s, learn to share, learn about sportsmanship, and most importantly, learn how to be themselves. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

After-school Child Care Programs

The Capital District YMCA partners with local school districts to provide affordable and enriching programming for children after-school. Your child will love our offerings of outdoor play, games, arts and crafts, home time, and gym time. Plus! This program includes a snack.

We focus on character development with a emphasis on the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. In a fun and nurturing environment, we focus of health and fitness nutrition and education.

Our staff-to child ratio is 1 to 10, and this program is registered with the NYS Department of Social Services.

We offer After-school Programs at theGuilderland YMCA, Guilderland Elementary, Pine Bush Elementary, Westmere Elementary, and Berne-Know Westerlo Elementary Schools. For more information call 518.456.3634. Register Online

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After-School
Programs
Monthly
Member Rate
Monthly
Non-Member Rate
Berne-Knox-Westerlo
Dismissal – 6:15pm
$265 $285
Pine Bush Elementary
Dismissal – 5:45pm
$310 $335
Guilderland Ele.
Dismissal – 5:45pm
$310 $335
Westmere Elementary
Dismissal – 5:45pm
$310 $335
Guilderland YMCA
Dismissal – 5:45pm
$310 $335

Extended Day Pre-School Programs

Offered at Lynnwood Reformed Church (3714 Carman Rd, Schenectady, NY 12303)
2 Classrooms: 3 year old and a 4 year old
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30am to 1:00pm
518-847-4072
Download a PDF registration

Offered at Guilderland YMCA
3 year old class: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9am to 12:00pm
2 year old class: Tuesday & Thursday 9:00am – 11pm
Download a PDF registration

For 2 and 3 year Olds

Our preschool classrooms provide a warm and safe environment in which your child will engage in a variety of activities, including music, arts and crafts, centers play, creative movement, health and fitness, and structured learning.  The emphasis of our curriculum is on monthly themes and learning through fun activities, as well as fostering the YMCA’s four core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.  In this program your child will grow an awareness and acceptance of others, learn a sense of belonging, build self-esteem, and enjoy exercise while developing coordination, balance and flexibility through a variety of gross and fine motor skill activities.  Children will also begin to learn the basics in letter writing, as well as recognition of shapes, colors, food groups, and much more!

For 4 Year Olds

Our 4 year old preschool classrooms prepares children for entering into Kindergarten and provides a warm and safe environment in which your child will engage in a variety of activities, including music, arts and crafts, centers play, creative movement, health and fitness, and structured learning.  The emphasis of our curriculum is on monthly themes and learning through fun activities, as well as fostering the YMCA’s four core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.  In this program your child will grow an awareness and acceptance of others, learn a sense of belonging, build self-esteem, and enjoy exercise while developing coordination, balance and flexibility through a variety of gross and fine motor skill activities.  Children will also begin to learn the basics in letter writing, as well as recognition of shapes, colors, food groups, and much more!

Summer Camp – Adventure Camp

This summer, look for new games and activities and a greater opportunity for archery, fishing, zip lining and all the Fun activities your children like to do during summer! Learn More

Vacation Club

Looking for something fun for your child, when school is out? Children can enjoy an activity filled day at the Y! Your child will follow a schedule of activities throughout the day such as ice skating, swimming, gym games, board games, arts & crafts, outdoor activities, and more! For more information call 518.456.3634. Download the PDF registration form here. 

Snow Days

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