Before & After School Care


At the Y, we believe all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Our after school programs provide a fun, safe place for kids to learn, grow and thrive.

With a focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enrichment, Y After School Programs take place in a caring and encouraging environment at our YMCA branches and school-based locations across RI and South Eastern Mass. Licensed by the RI Department of Human Services, we offer extended hours as early as 7 am until school starts and after school until 6:00 pm. Programs and hours vary by location.

Registration for the 23/24 school year is now open!

Program Highlights

Open During School Vacations


Extended Hours

Academically Aligned Enrichment Programming

Homework Assistance

Healthy Snacks

Daily Physical Activity

Behavioral Support Specialists

10% Sibling Discount

Financial Assistance/CCAP Accepted

Affordable & Accessible

There’s A Y in Every Community

Serving 13 different cities and towns in  RI & MA, our branch-based and school-based before & after school programs are conveniently located right in your neighborhood.

  • Locations & Registration
  • YMCA Member Rates
  • Non-Member Rates

YMCA Member Rates (SY 23/24)

Weekly Member Rates  1 or 2 days  3 days  4 or 5 days 
Before (open at 7AM)  $40  $45  $60 
After (closes at 6PM)  $68  $85  $99 
Before & After  $90  $105  $135 

Non-member Rates (SY 23/24)

Weekly Non-Member Rates  1 or 2 days  3 days  4 or 5 days 
Before (open at 7AM)  $55  $60  $75 
After (closes at 6PM)  $90  $110  $130 
Before & After  $120  $135  $175 

No one will be denied an opportunity to participate in YMCA activities due to an inability to pay the program or membership fee. Confidential income-based financial assistance is available.

The YMCA of Greater Providence utilizes PlayerSpace, a student management and communication platform that allows parents to complete required documents and waivers for their child through an online parent portal. 

Need help accessing your PlayerSpace account or have questions about how to complete required documents for your child? Visit the PlayerSpace Help Center.




Y staff works closely with a child’s school to create the best academically-aligned program for the child. Activities may focus on improving reading levels, assisting with homework projects, and developing time management skills. Games and enrichment activities promote learning while having fun.


Children explore and develop creativity and self- expression through drama, dance and mixed media art activities.


The Out of School Time staff emphasizes the importance of a healthy spirit, mind, and body. Through the Y’s unique “Kids on the Move” program, the well-being of each student is woven into the daily curriculum. Children learn the benefits of good nutrition and healthy food choices while enjoying nourishing snacks. They also learn stress management techniques through engaging and fun activities and stay physically active.