Before & Afterschool Care

School Age Care For Ages 5 - 12

Before & Afterschool care for middle school students available at some locations. Please contact your nearest location for details.

Our Program 

Children absorb knowledge, skills and values from everything and everyone around them. At the Y, we believe time well spent in a fun, safe and supportive environment before and after school is a primary building block for quality of life and future success of children. Children feel connected at the Y, where they can make friends and learn the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. We promote positive self-esteem, life skills, teamwork, leadership, creativity and educational success.

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The Y’s Before and Afterschool Program is centered upon activities and opportunities that focus on eight core components:

1. Literacy
2. Character development
3. Health, wellness and fitness
4. Service learning - Leadership
5. Arts and humanities
6. Science, math and technology
7. Social competence and conflict resolution
8. Academic and homework support

Our Mission – To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Our Vision – Healthy living, youth development and social responsibility.

Our Values – Building character through the promotion of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility.

Our Goals

  • To have fun!
  • To build character by stressing our four character values: caring, respect, honesty and responsibility.
  • To help children develop self-awareness, confidence and leadership skills
  • To help children work and play together; recognizing the differences that make each person special
  • To enable children to develop their own minds and unique perspectives through programming that encourages imagination, creativity and expression
  • Development of life skills such as self-control, cooperative attitudes, communication skills and conflict resolution
  • To strengthen families by providing peace of mind while their children are in our care.

Program Philosophy

Our childcare programs are designed to encourage youth to grow in spirit, mind and body. The foundation of our character development emphasis is based on the four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Our goal with character development is to help the children we serve see, understand and develop a set of values that will influence them in making healthy and positive decisions in their lives. Our program provides experiences that enhance and enrich each child’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical and creative development. Within the daily schedule, each child has the opportunity to create, to explore their environment, to develop problem-solving and personal interaction skills, and to develop concepts through self-discovery and counselor assisted activities. Opportunities for solitary play, as well as group activities are provided.

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Billing and Payment Questions:
Childcare Services Billing Department
(O)901.505.0959 (E) lfranklin@ymcamemphis.org

For General Questions and Information:
Angie Hinkson, Administrative Assistant
(O)901.505.0959 (E) ahinkson@ymcamemphis.org


Additional Resources

view bEFORE & AFTERCARE SCHOOL SITES