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.

Before and After-school Programs

The Capital District YMCA partners with local school districts to provide affordable and enriching programming for children after-school. Download a PDF Registration Form. Register Online

We offer Before and After-school Programs at:

We also offer After-School Programs at:

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Day Care at our KidzLodge Early Learning Center

Your children will love to learn and play in our unique Adirondack-themed daycare center specifically designed to accommodate children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. Learn More.

Kindergarten Wrap Program (K-Care) at KidzLodge Early Learning Center

K-Care is a program for children entering Kindergarten within the Shenendehowa School District in the fall of 2016.  The program runs September 6, 2016-June 23, 2017.  The cost of care is $165.00 a week for CDYMCA members and $200.00 a week for non-members and program-members.  We are open from 7AM-6PM, as well as snow days/vacation days at no additional cost.  Breakfast, lunch, and snack is provided as applicable (meaning, if they do not receive one of those meals while at school it will be provided for them at KidzLodge).  Bussing is through the Shenendehowa School District and must be set up by parents; however, they will pick up/drop off the children at KidzLodge. 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! Download the Registration forms below!

Southern Saratoga Y Vacation Club form

Amsterdam Vacation Club form

Snow Days

Download a registration form.

Volunteer Opportunities in Child Care

The Southern Saratoga YMCA has rewarding and enjoyable opportunities available for you to give back to your community in fun and creative ways. To get involved as a Childcare Department volunteer please pick up an application at our member service desk and drop it off at the Y to the attention of the Childcare Department.

Opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Providing feedback to staff at a committee level regarding programs and policies
  • Share talents and skills with participants as a coach
  • Join parent advisory committees
  • Be a guest reader
  • Help as a translator
  • Tutor a child with homework
  • Join a Family Fun and Special Event Committee
  • Assist with monthly newsletters
  • Design our program Bulletin Boards
  • Administrative assistance