before and after school programs 



The YMCA's Before and After School Program serves school age children 5-12 years old in over 50 branch and school locations throughout Rochester, New York. Many programs take place in schools, providing an ideal situation for parent pickup and school day transitions. Busing and financial aid are available and DSS is accepted. Program aligns with the school day and supports growth in literacy, math, and science. The Y's innovative Before and After School Program follows the Nine Core Components curriculum centered around global learning, leadership development, 21st century skills, media, and technology.

Select your school district from the list below to view YMCA Before and After School Program locations near you. 

Sign up and save! You can save up to $1,200 on the before and after school program by becoming a Y member. Get a great deal and enjoy all the benefits of the Y.  Click here for Y membership information.


2016-2017 registration begins April 1, 2016. Paper forms will be available starting March 25 at your local Y branch. Electronic forms are available now; select your school district below to download the form.


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The YMCA of Greater Rochester makes program excellence, enrichment, and your child's safety our priorities. Quality school age programs don't just happen; they are the result of careful curricular planning and creative efforts on the part of YMCA staff members. It takes comprehensive staff development to give personnel the knowledge to provide our quality programs. As providers, our goals are to deliver a positive and rewarding experience for every child and to exceed your family's expectations. Our licensed and registered child care programs proudly serve youth in multiple locations throughout Rochester, New York.  

Book your child's birthday party at the Y. There are tons of party options to choose from at each branch and several outdoor locations. To learn more, visit our 
birthday parties page.

Click above to learn more about the program.

What is 21st Century Learning?

You may have heard that 21st Century Learning is one of our nine, research-based core components for before and after school programs.  But what, exactly, are 21st Century skills?  These skills are part of the skills, knowledge, and expertise that youth must master to succeed in work and in life.  In addition to knowledge in core content areas including math, science, literacy, and history, students must also develop skills in the key areas of:
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
Skills in these areas will truly allow students to succeed in a global economy and be prepared to work in 21st Century teams and workplaces. Click here to read more about the importance of 21st Century skills.
Before and After School Program Registration Forms - Please select your school district below.      


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