Kindergarten through 8th Grade (Ages 5-13)

Parents love YMCA Before & 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:
    • Before School: 7:15am-9:15am     After School: Dismissal - 6:00pm
  • 5 Day Options 
  • Care Provided on Snow Days, Teacher In-Service Days & Vacation Weeks
  • Year Round Options Available:
    • September-June – OST Programs
    • June-August – Summer Day Camp 

PROGRAM INFORMATION & LOCATIONS:

Ryan Carrie
Multi-Site Director – Camp & OST

DORCHESTER YMCA LEADERSHIP ACADEMY 

Days: Monday - Friday
Hours: Before School: 7:15am-9:15am          After School: Dismissal - 6:00pm
**Before School Program for P.A. Shaw Children ONLY!
Director: Timothy Fontaine | 617-436-7750 x230
Address: 776 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124
Program Availability: Contact the Site Director prior to completing Enrollment Packet (Available at the Dorchester YMCA Branch)

CONSERVATORY LAB CHARTER SCHOOL (AT LOWER SCHOOL)

Days: Monday - Friday
Hours: Before School: 7:15am-9:15am          After School: Dismissal - 6:00pm
Director: Kayla Ferrucci | 617-467-0450    
Address: 131-133 Hancock St. Dorchester, MA 02125
Program Availability: Contact the Site Director prior to completing Enrollment Packet (Available at the Dorchester YMCA Branch)

EVERETT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Days: Monday - Friday
Hours: Before School: 7:15am-9:15am          After School: Dismissal - 6:00pm
Director: Sara Quirk | 617-571-2566
Address: 71 Pleasant St., Dorchester, MA 02125
Program Availability: Contact the Site Director prior to completing Enrollment Packet (Available at the Dorchester YMCA Branch) 

MASON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Days: Monday - Friday
Hours: School Dismissal-6:00pm
Director: Taevosha Rentas | 617-620-9077
Address: 150 Norfolk Ave., Roxbury, MA 02119
Program Availability: Contact the Site Director prior to completing Enrollment Packet (Available at the Dorchester YMCA Branch)

SHAW SCHOOL

Days: Monday - Friday
Hours: School Dismissal - 6:00pm (Before School Program Held at Dorchester YMCA)
Director: Sharron Smith | 617-620-9658
Address: 429 Norfolk St., Dorchester, MA 02124
Program Availability: Contact the Site Director prior to completing Enrollment Packet (Available at the Dorchester YMCA Branch)

Contact

For General Questions, Comments, Concerns, or Enrollment, please email: dorchesterkids@ymcaboston.org

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