School Age Childcare

The Y offers youth a path with a purpose. From early childhood to their teen years and beyond.

The destination? A well-balanced adult with character, ambition and social skills. The Y’s life programs are designed to better prepare youth for their future with skills, confidence and social awareness that is needed to thrive on their path into adulthood.

YMCA Before & After School Care Benefits:

  • Conveniently located on school campuses and your local YMCA
  • Transportation offered at select sites
  • All sites are licensed through the Office of Children and Family Services
  • All staff undergo pre-employment background checks
  • We follow OCFS staff to child ratios
  • Highly qualified staff who receive ongoing education and training

Program Model:

All of our before and after school programs provide a range of activities including:

  • Homework assistance
  • Structured enrichment activities
  • Indoor/outdoor physical play
  • Hands-on engaging activity centers for students to explore
  • Healthy snacks

Save the Date: Registration opens May 6, 2024 at 7pm!

  • Please note, the start of the program is contingent upon staffing.
  • All programs must have at least 15 children registered to run.

Childcare Billing Questions and Contact Info

Monthly payments for Y Time can be made by automatic draft, cash, online, or by mailing check to Billing Capital District YMCA, 465 New Karner Road Albany, NY 12205.

Please print your child’s name in the memo section of your check. Because the Capital District YMCA processes checks as electronic funds transfers, the check will appear as a debit on your statement, and you will not receive a cancelled check.

We do not mail a bill each month. All payments are due by the 1st of each month. Payments received after the 8th will be subject to a $25 late fee. If your payment is not received by the 15th, your child will be removed from the program. If you have any additional questions, contact the Billing Department at or call 518.869.3500.

Please note, the start of the program is contingent upon staffing.

Parent Handbook

This handbook provides parents, guardians and responsible adults with information about our childcare services. When updates to our handbook occur, parents, guardians, and responsible adults will be notified on our website.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, all children—new and recurring—need to register annually.

If your child’s school is not listed as a confirmed site, please contact your school administration directly for information related to services provided.

Sessions are purchased and billed monthly. There is not an option for daily rates.

If a spot opens, someone from the childcare/billing department will reach out to you.

You can log into your YMCA account anytime to make or change a payment method or contact

You cannot cancel you registration online, you must contact the director or with at least 2 weeks’ notice.