School Age Child Care
Children need a safe place to play, learn and grow during out-of-school hours. We offer structured time for K-5th grade students to complete homework, participate in arts and crafts and play group games, as well as free time for children to make new friends, play outside, relax and have fun. A healthy snack and/or breakfast is provided for your child each day. All children are welcome at School Age Child Care programs and we work with families to ensure the successful participation of all participants.
Our School Age Child Care families are welcome to visit our program anytime. Our staff look forward to talking with you about your child's day, answering any of your questions and helping you get to know how your child spends their out of school time.
Our staff strives to be positive role models through the YMCA's four character development traits: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Our staff also encourage the children to display these characteristics while they are at the program.
Registration is now being accepted on-line. Please note that your child may start attending the program two business days after registration is submitted. This allows the YMCA to maintain the proper staff to child ratio and provide the school age child care site staff with all state child care licensing required paperwork. If you have questions, please call the office at (603) 642-3361.
After School Programs
Children are dismissed to our childcare program from school and can be picked up by their parent/guardian anytime before 6:00. School Aged Child Care begins at the Early Release dismissal time on each school's scheduled Early Release days.
Before School Programs
Most before school programs begin at 7:00. Brentwood, East Kingston, Hampton and Stratham before school programs begin at 6:45. Before school programs are not available in North Hampton and Seabrook. You can drop your child off anytime before the school day starts and they will be able to enjoy a healthy breakfast, finish homework, play with friends and do activities and games.
Kindergarten care is provided in Stratham at 1:15pm and in North Hampton.
School Age Child Care Locations
School Aged Child Care programs are licensed by the NH Bureau of Child Care Licensing.