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Y's Time School Age Childcare

Projects, exercise, homework time, socialization, activities…and fun!

The YMCA has been operating before and after care programs since the 1960’s. We take pride in our programs being able to meet the need of our families and communities. Each program includes many different program components that meet the individual needs of the children we serve. Our programs include GREAT ROLE MODELS- our staff are able to help and give guidance on homework time. Please find below more specific information about our safety protocols as well as other key details.

Program Includes

• Great Role Models
• All Covid Safety Protocols followed
• Homework Guidance
• Lunch & Snacks provided
• Arts and Crafts
• Games and Fun

Child Care Staff

Stephanie Purcell is the Y’s Time After School Child Care Director. She administers all Before/After school programs, working closely with their staff, school administrators, parents and children. Stephanie has worked for the YMCA since 2003. She has worked at Camp Jericho as a counselor, the After School Program, Bright Beginnings and Y Wee Care as a preschool teacher/Director. In addition, all staff are screened for caring, friendly and nurturing personalities. They must meet specific qualifications and Y standards in order to work with our kids.


No Transportation as this time- further updates throughout the school year.

All Day Programs

These are days separate from the “normal” school calendar – holidays and vacation days

All Day programs are offered at the Plattsburgh YMCA during school holidays and vacations. The Y’s Time program runs from 6:45am to 5:30pm. The fee is $25 per child for Y’s participants, $30 for members and $45 for community members.


Any child in need of medication should receive it at home or in school, if at all possible. The Y staff is not qualified to dispense medication.

Monthly Tuition

There is a $50 non-refundable fee to enroll in the program. We offer a 10% discount for siblings. Tuition due by the 1st of each month and a $50 late fee is applied if not paid on time.

Vacations and holidays are excluded from tuition and early dismissals are included (after school only). Snacks are included as well (for after school only). We accept subsidized day care payment.

If you need a copy of your child care expenses for the year for your 2022 tax return.  You may request them at the link below.

Request Tax Statement Here

2022-2023 School Year Registration Dates

Members: Monday May 9th

Community Members: Monday May 16th

*If you register before your registration date your application will not be accapted and you will need to fill out another one when your registation date starts.

2022 2023 Y’s Time Handbook Click Here to Register

Child Care Centers

Our child care centers are located in these schools:

Before School Childcare

Bailey Avenue – 6:45-8:25 am
Cumberland Head – 6:45-8:50 am
Momot Elementary – 6:45-8:25 am
Peru Elementary – 6:45-9:05 am
Oak Street – 6:45-8:25 am

After School Childcare

Cumberland Head – dismissal-5:30pm
Peru Elementary – dismissal-5:30pm
Oak Street – dismissal-5:30pm
Bailey Avenue – dismissal-5:30pm
Momot Elementary – dismissal-5:30pm


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