Afterschool Care

The Y knows how important it is for a child to have an enriching place for learning and growth, both in and out of school. While the school year may look different than before, our school-age programs continue to be a familiar place where children can be safe, active, learning, and engaged during their time out of school. In some communities this will be our traditional afterschool care and in others we will operate full-day “hubs” to support families.

Afterschool Hours Only

The Y is operating programs during the afterschool hours in Jericho, Underhill, Waterbury, Georgia, Fairfax, and Fletcher. To register for one of these sites click the register button provided here:

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Full-Day Hubs

We have a Burlington location at St. Marks church on North Avenue (officially 21 Dodds Court) that is on the verge of final approval as part of the State’s “hub” system. This full-day program can be accessed up to 3 days per week. It runs from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm. We will: provide children a place where they can complete their remote work with educators; offer support in furthering their education; and run engaging activities to provide fun through hands-on, inquiry-based learning using play, STEAM activities, and peer interactions.

We have limited spots available. Families must sign up for the same days each week. State Subsidy is accepted. Register for the Burlington all-day hub program using this button:

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Additional Full-Day Hubs in the Works

In addition to our Burlington “Hub” program, we are working to soon offer full-day care options in Jericho and Barre. Please watch this page for updates.

Questions

To learn more about Y School Age programs, contact the School Age team by email at schoolageprograms@gbymca.org or by phone at (802) 652-8170.

School Site Locations

Burlington -- A full-day "hub" program using space at St. Mark's Church, North Avenue. Starts early October.

Bellows Free Academy Fairfax

Fletcher Elementary

Georgia Elementary

Jericho Elementary

St. Albans (For information about this site, contact Pam at pfontaine@gbymca.org directly.)

Thatcher Brook

Underhill Central

Barre -- Work is underway to soon start a full-day "hub" program. Stay tuned.

Jericho -- Work is underway to soon start a full-day "hub" program to compliment our traditional afterschool care. Stay tuned.

Tuition Rates

Pricing for our full-day "hub" programs is $65 per day. State subsidy is available to eligible families.

Pricing is $40 per day for all afterschool programs. State subsidy is available to eligible families.

New realities are impacting our costs and, regrettably, the Y is not in the position to offset a needed price increase.

  • We are faced with unbudgeted, but necessary, expenses related to safety procedures and supplies.
  • Staff time has increased, and in turn the associated salary expense, to ensure appropriate planning and cleaning time at each site.
  • No longer can we offer a 5-day per week program. In most locations, we are limited to offering 2 days of care. Historically, multi-day enrollment for most children helped to lower the per-day cost of the program.
  • The economics of running each program has shifted in other ways. In addition to the limitations on the number of days we can offer our programs, we are seeing a decline in enrollment.

We understand that regardless of the “why,” the impact of our price change could be difficult for struggling families. We always encourage families to consider what financial assistance might be available to help lessen the burden. State subsidy for child care can be the most impactful for eligible families, but we also offer limited Y scholarship to help with demonstrated need.

Forms and Policies

Parent Handbook (Updated version coming soon.)

Y Youth Program Financial Policies

Afterschool EFT Authorization Form

Contact Us
Program Name Email Phone
General Inquiries & Changes to enrollment Admin Assistant schoolageprograms@gbymca.org 802-652-8170


GREATER BURLINGTON YMCA LOCATIONS

Pomerleau Family Y
298 College Street
Burlington, VT 05401
802 862 9622 (YMCA)

Camp Abnaki
1252 Abnaki Road
North Hero, VT
802 372 9622 (YMCA)

Additional Program Sites
in Vermont

Franklin, Grand Isle, Washington and Chittenden Counties