Before & Afterschool Registration

Before and Afterschool child care is part of the YMCA’s history of dedication to youth development.

It was established to meet the needs of working parents while providing children with a fun, safe, enriching environment. Our program offers a variety of daily activities focusing on the following:

  • Academic Support
  • Character Development
  • Physical Fitness
  • Proper Nutrition

Safety First

Throughout the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Y has safely provided emergency child care and summer day camp for hundreds of children on the First Coast. The following health protocols are in place:

  • Daily health screens
  • Staff and students are required to wear face coverings
  • Cleaning and disinfecting of all areas and supplies used

Registration & Payment

Before and After School child care is available for children in elementary school ages 5 – 12 at more than 40 sites across the First Coast. Some of our sites also offer Before and Afterschool care for middle school students. Please contact your nearest Y location for specific details and to register today.

You may register and make your payment by clicking this link: MY ACCOUNT LOGIN.


Clay County


Licensed Sites
All Clay County Public Elementary Schools & St. Johns Classical Academy

Duval County


Tiger Academy


San Jose Primary: Before & Afterschool
San Jose Prep: Before & Afterschool

duPont YMCA Youth Development Campus: Youth Before & Afterschool*

YMCA bus transportation for:
Beauclerc Elementary
Mandarin Oaks Elementary
Duval Charter of Mandarin

YMCA Staff Walk/Pick Up:
Kings Trail Elementary

DCPS bus drop off at YMCA from the following schools:
Loretto Elementary
Pine Forest Elementary
San Jose Elementary


Licensed Site
Somerset Preparatory Academy Youth & Teen After School

Nassau County


Licensed Site (1)
Atlantic Kids Campus After School

Serving Children From:
Emma Love Hardee Elementary
Fernandina Beach Middle School
Southside Elementary

Licensed Site (2)
Yulee Kids Campus After School

Serving Children From:
Yulee Elementary
Yulee Primary
Yulee Middle School

Licensed Site (3)
Callahan Community Center: Before & After School
Callahan Elementary
Callahan Intermediate

Licensed Site (4)
Bryceville Elementary After School

St. Johns County


Ponte Vedra Teens Grades 6th-8th


The Webster School

*If your child attends a Duval County school that is not listed, please contact the duPont Y as we are always interested in expanding our services.

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Parents Give Us an A+!

“Both of my children are more active and want to learn and do more. I absolutely love the staff they are amazing at what they do!”

“Children get to experience what being part of a community is all about. The YMCA is fantastic.”

“My son is able to get his homework done before I pick him up and go to his sport activities. The counselors are always willing to help him.”

“She has learned to take on responsibility, to share tasks, and to be understanding when things do not go the exact way she wants them to. The Y has given very good role models.”

Learn, Grow and Thrive

Every effort is continuously made to ensure the safety and well-being of children in our programs each day. Our experienced staff team is dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional and intellectual needs of all children under our care in a safe, nurturing environment. Take a look at how we help all children learn, grow and thrive in our Before and After School Program.

Academic Support

Children receive help on their homework and take part in educational activities that reinforce what is learned at school. Research shows that children who spend time in constructive learning activities after school perform better in the classroom.

Character Development

Our program encourages positive behavior and good choices through character development activities. Children learn the importance of many values, particularly the YMCA’s core values – caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Children learn how to interact with other children and adults. They learn how to share, make friends and understand other people’s feelings. Through the integration of values-based curriculum and recreation, participants learn and grow while having fun.

Qualified, Professional Staff

YMCA Before and After School staff must meet state licensing requirements. In addition to YMCA training, many staff hold professional certifications in childcare and advanced degrees in early childhood education.

Physical Fitness and Nutrition

YMCA Before and After School ensures children are given a unique mix of activities that focus on health, fitness and nutrition. Children also receive healthy snacks based on the guidelines from the USDA.

Teaching healthy behaviors at a young age is important…behaviors involving physical activity and nutrition are the cornerstone of preventing obesity in children and adolescents. We are proud to incorporate Youth Fit For Life™ into our curriculum – a physical activity and health behavior change program specifically designed for elementary-aged youth. The program consists of cardiovascular exercise three times per week in the form of non-competitive activities and cooperative games, and resistance training using bands two times per week, as well as interactive, age-appropriate behavioral skills training, like goal setting, progress feedback and facilitative self-talk.

Financial Assistance

Scholarships, in the form of financial assistance, are awarded to families interested in participating in YMCA programs, like our Before and After School Program. To determine eligibility, a family must complete a financial assistance application and supply all necessary supporting documentation. A member of the YMCA professional staff team will review applications confidentially and make award determinations based on a sliding scale. We are sensitive to extenuating circumstances, and will readily discuss needs a family may have beyond what their household income would indicate.

Give to the Y

Through support raised by the YMCA’s Annual Giving Campaign, we are able to reach out to families throughout the community to provide Before and After School care and other opportunities they may otherwise not be able to afford. Donations made to the Y’s Annual Giving Campaign provide scholarships for children to participate in recreational, learning and life-enhancing experiences that will enable them to grow and develop into well-rounded, healthy and productive adults. Anyone interested in sending one or more children to Before and After School by donating to the campaign may do so in person or on online.

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