After School 

New Bedford

Y After School Programs provide care YEAR ROUND!  We understand parents need to work and we have a variety of program options during school vacations and summer.   Our programs also operate on school half days, snow days and teacher in-service days.

HOURS Monday - Friday School dismissal until 6 pm

All of our classrooms offer a wide selection of wonderful early learning furnishings and materials that focus on each stage of development.  They have been carefully selected to stimulate your child’s natural curiosity and desire to learn.  Children learn through exploration, experimentation and discovery with their selection of activities –all while having fun! 


Our classrooms include LEARNING CENTERS for children to explore and learn at their own pace.  Centers include:
  • Language and literacy 
  • Sensory 
  • Blocks and manipulatives 
  • Creative expression & art
  • Math
  • Dramatic play 
  • Science/discovery
  • Computer technology 
  • Social studies 
  • Music
  • Outdoor play
Our curriculum is designed to promote and enrich learning opportunities for all ages and abilities served.  The lessons are designed to focus on the individual needs and current interests of our children. Our monthly curriculum calendar is posted in every classroom.  

Afterschool curriculum focuses on eight core content areas:
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Character development 
  • Health & Wellness
  • Homework support 
  • Literacy - STEM / Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math 
  • Service learning - Social Competence and Conflict resolution 


Our Y Learning Centers offer families the unique opportunity to participate in many extracurricular activities not found in most traditional after school child care programs and access to resources and benefits to strengthen the family unit including:
  •  FREE Y family memberships for full time enrolled families; a $900 value!
  • Quarterly family events - i.e. Healthy Kids Day, Thanksgiving luncheon
  • Financial assistance based on family need
  • State subsidized slots and PACE vouchers
Enrollment options include full or part time care. To enroll you should first contact the center director to verify availability and schedule a tour.

For more information contact Maxine Hebert | Child Care Director | 508.997.0734 x146 or mhebert@ymcasouthcoast.org
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