Learning, Growing, and Thriving at the Y
We 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.
Day Care and Early Learning at the Lally Center
The Capital District YMCA’s Thelma P. Lally Early Learning Center in Scotia NY provides a supportive and nurturing environment that encourages the development of problem solving skills, helps instill self esteem, and provides the opportunity for safe peer and adult interaction for children ages 6 weeks through 6 years. Visit the Center’s webpage for more information.
Before- and After-School Programs
The Capital District YMCA partners with local school districts to provide affordable and enriching programming for children after-school. 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 program participants are involved with 4H and giving back to the community. Each site location participates in collecting items for our Residence program for the holidays, care packages for the Pediatric wing at Albany Medical Center, and Food Drive for the Inner City Mission.
The Y offers Before and After-School programs in Mohonasen, Schalmont, and Scotia-Glenville School Districts at the following locations:
- Bradt Elementary School
- Glendaal Elementary School
- Glen Worden Elementary School
- Jefferson Elementary School
- Lincoln Elementary School
- Sacandaga Elementary School
The Y offers After-School programs at the following Schenectady City School District locations:
Additionally, children attending the following schools will have transportation provided to:
Keane and Lincoln will be transported to Paige Elementary
Howe(Elmer), MLK, and Yates will be transported to Zoller
Hamilton and Van Corlear will be transported to Pleasant Valley
School Break Camp
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!