Kindergarten through 8th Grade

Parents love YMCA After School, our family-centered program that nurtures the whole child by inspiring academic success, healthy movement and social and emotional development. Our staff of caring, trained educators are role models who lead activities that promote cooperation and character development. Parents can be productive at work knowing their children are in a safe and stimulating after school environment.

  • Homework Support 
    The YMCA's caring staff helps with homework to complement and enrich your child's educational experience. 
  • Fun Choices
    Kids have fun with friends during literacy, science, performing arts, non-competitive sports and games!
  • Healthy Movement
    Our iPlay health and wellness curriculum gets kids moving with structured, fun physical activity. 

Schedule and Options

  • Monday through Friday, school dismissal to 6:30 pm 
  • 2, 3, 4 and 5 day options 
  • Care provided on snow, vacation and in-service days 
  • Year-round options 

Program Location

Charles River YMCA Afterschool Program

Days: Monday - Friday
Hours: 2:00pm - 6:30pm
Director: Lauren Utschig | 617-823-4707
Address: 863 Great PLain Ave., Needham, MA 02492
Program Availability: Contact Director to ensure there is space available before you complete the Enrollment Form.
Parent Handbook: English



YMCA Childcare is licensed by the Mass Department of Early Education and Care.