New Bedford YMCA


All YMCA Child Care Programs- help develop kids Socially, emotionally, and academically. Our curriculum includes developmentally appropriate activities and learning experiences that foster the spirit of inclusion. Children are learning while having fun!

Value-Added Benefits include:

  • Y Financial Assistance is available
  • PACE Vouchers accepted
  • A family value payment plan option


2 years 9 months – 5 years old

New Bedford YMCA Early Learning Center is licensed by EEC and designed to meet the developmental need of young children in a caring, structured environment. We provide experiences that enhance each child’s cognitive, language, social, emotional, physical, and creative development.

Your child will participate in a variety of activities such as music, arts and crafts, dramatic play, outdoor play, and educational basics. At the New Bedford YMCA, your child will be given all of the tools needed to grow, learn, and be proud of their individual successes. Our Preschool staff works diligently to provide activities conducive to early learning in an environment that helps promote independence, self-esteem, and, most importantly, fun while learning! Every child also receives swim lessons during the school day.

After School Care:
School Dismissal – 5:30pm

In a safe friendly environment, the New Bedford YMCA Afterschool programs provide many activities and experiences to children within our community after the school day. We provide an after-school snack every day, which consists of healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables. Some of our many activities include arts and crafts, gym games, homework help, building, library, and curriculum. Our staff is here to help children use their imaginations, make new friends, and enjoy being a kid! Every child receives swim lessons during the week.

We hope you come join us at one of our three programs offered at:

  • New Bedford YMCA –  25 South Water Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
  • Carney Academy Elementary – 247 Elm Street, New Bedford, MA 02740

​25 South Water Street, New Bedford, MA 02740

Facility Hours:
Monday - Friday: 5:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 7:00am - 1:00pm


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