School Age Child Care

School Age Child Care programming is designed to help nurture the potential in every children in the communities we serve.  Our goal is to help children succeed socially, emotionally and academically in developmentally appropriate waysThe Southern District YMCA SACC program will focus our club programming on four core content areas: Art, Literacy, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), as well as Health and Wellness.  In addition to our club programming, children will participate in 30+ minutes of physical activity per day as well as have an opportunity for free choice activities as well as receive a healthy snack/breakfast.  Throughout our daily programming, the YMCA’s 9 Dimensions of Well-being of Health, Character, Achievement, Giving, Meaning, Safety, Belonging, Inspiration, and Relationships will be at the forefront of our thoughts as we plan and implement our school age child care program.

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 act as positive role models while always exhibiting the YMCA's four core values: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Our staff also encourage the children to display the four core values while they are at the program.

Registration is now being accepted online.  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 afterschool program from school and can be picked up by their parent/guardian anytime before 6:00.   Children are provided a healthy afternoon snack of fresh fruit/veggies and healthy grains.

Before School Programs

Most before school programs begin at 7:00.  Please check with your site to see if they are a 6:45am or 7:00am start time.  Before school programs are not available in North Hampton, Seabrook, Hampton Falls, Exeter and Kensington. You can drop your child off anytime before the school day starts and they will be able to enjoy a healthy breakfast, play with friends and participate in activities and games.

Kindergarten programs

Kindergarten care is provided in East Kingston only

School Age Child Care Locations

Important Links

School Aged Child Care programs are licensed by the NH Bureau of Child Care Licensing.

School Age Child Care Parent Handbook

Read about the YMCA's commitment to "Creating a Child Safe Environment"


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