Please Note: Registration for before and after school care needs to be done in branch. Contact information is listed below.

As a working parent, you have a lot on your plate. Know your kids are safe and happy in our Before & After School Care Programs, which are offered through the Brandywine YMCA, Jennersville YMCA, Kennett Area YMCA, Octorara YMCA Program Center and the Oscar Lasko YMCA and Childcare Center.

Our before and after school programs are full of activities that parents and kids love. Trained staff engage kids with everything from homework help to games and art projects. In addition, full-day care is matched to most school days off. The program is open to all and financial assistance is available.

The YMCA’s core values of honesty, respect, caring and responsibility form the foundation of our program.

Brandywine YMCA

Through the Brandywine YMCA, before and after school care is available for children in kindergarten through fifth grade at the following schools:

  • Caln Elementary School
  • East Fallowfield Elementary School
  • Kings Highway Elementary School
  • Rainbow Elementary School
  • Reeceville Elementary School

Care is available during the following times:

  • 6:30 am to the start of the school day
  • End of the school day until 6:00 pm

For more information and registration, stop into the Brandywine YMCA or contact Alyssa Ross at 610-380-9622, ext. 2411 or aross@ymcagbw.org.

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Jennersville YMCA

Through the Jennersville YMCA, before and after school care is available for children in kindergarten through sixth grade at the following schools:

  • Avon Grove Charter
  • Avon Grove Intermediate School
  • Early Learning Center (Kemblesville)
  • Elk Ridge School (Children bused to Nottingham Elementary School)
  • Hopewell School (Children bused to Nottingham Elementary School)
  • Jordan Bank Elementary School (Children bused to Nottingham Elementary School)
  • Nottingham Elementary School
  • Penn London Elementary School

Care is available during the following times:

  • 7:00 am until the start of the school day
  • End of the school day until 6:00 pm

For more information and registration, stop into the Jennersville YMCA or contact Kirstan Dolinger at 610-869-9622, ext. 2543 or kdolinger@ymcagbw.org.

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Kennett Area YMCA

Through the Kennett Area YMCA, before and after school care is available for children in kindergarten through fifth grade at the following schools:

  • Bancroft Elementary School
  • New Garden Elementary School
  • Chadds Ford Elementary School
  • Pocopson Elementary School
  • Greenwood Elementary School
  • Unionville Elementary School
  • Hillendale Elementary School

Care is available during the following times:

  • 7:00 am until the start of the school day
  • End of the school day until 6:00 pm
  • Kindergarten care is also available from 8:55 am to 1:00 pm & from 11:40 am to 3:40 pm

For more information and registration, stop into the Kennett Area YMCA or contact Leslie Steger at call 610-444-9622, ext. 2320.

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Octorara YMCA Program Center

At the Octorara YMCA Program Center, before and after school care is available for children in kindergarten through sixth grade from the following schools. Bus transportation is provided to the Octorara YMCA Program Center from each school.

  • Octorara Elementary School
  • Octorara Primary Learning Center
  • Octorara Intermediate School
  • West Fallowfield Christian School

Care is available during the following times:

  • 7:00 am until the start of the school day
  • End of the school day until 6:00 pm

For more information and registration, stop into the Octorara YMCA Program Center or contact Janet Kabakjian at 610-593-9622, ext. 2701 or jkabakjian@ymcagbw.org.

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Oscar Lasko YMCA & Childcare Center

At the Oscar Lasko YMCA and Childcare Center in downtown West Chester, the after school academy is available for children in kindergarten through eighth grade from the following schools. Bus transportation is provided to the Oscar Lasko YMCA from most school locations.

  • Chester County Family Academy
  • Collegium Charter School
  • St. Agnes School
  • All West Chester Area School District Elementary Schools
  • All West Chester Area School District Middle Schools

For more information and registration, stop into the Oscar Lasko YMCA and Childcare Center or contact Carrie Kefford at 610-696-9622, ext. 2810 or ckefford@ymcagbw.org.

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