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What is Y-Club?

The YMCA is one of the largest childcare providers in the Greater Cleveland area. Our goal is to deliver childcare programs in a positive environment where children can grow and develop to their full potential. Our before and after school enrichment programs (known as Y-Club) provide safe, nurturing care so you can have peace of mind while you are at work or school.



About Our Program

We help hundreds of children every day reach their fullest potential in a welcoming, supportive environment. By incorporating the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility into all our before and after school care programs, we give children the solid foundation they need to thrive.


The YMCA's childcare program offers:

  • Convenient hours 
  • Nutritious snacks
  • In-house field trips
  • Dedicated, well-trained staff
  • Publicly-funded participants accepted
  • Financial assistance for those who qualify
  • Access to other YMCA programs
  • Your child can swim monthly at the YMCA
  • Strict 1:18 child to instructor ratio

Our Curriculum

Our Curriculum is Second Step, which helps support youth development and build more positive communities through social-emotional learning. Our school age program also offers fun weekly themes that align with Ohio’s K–12 state standards.

The curriculum includes activities to support the following areas: 

  • Arts & humanities
  • Character development 
  • Social and Emotional skills
  • Large motor & Y-Fitness 
  • Literacy 
  • Science and Math 
  • STEM 
  • Nutrition 
  • Service Learning Projects.


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Financial Assistance 

We provide needs-based scholarships to make before and after school programs more affordable. We use several factors—annual income, the number of adults in your home, and the number of dependents—to determine your fee.

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Find a Childcare Program 

Interested in a before and after school program near you? Sign up for before and after school care at the BASE locations below.

Berkshire Y-Club

Berkshire PK-12 School 

14155 Claridon-Troy Road
Burton, OH 44021

Central Y-Club

Central Primary School

799 Washington St,
Bedford, OH 44146

Goldwood Y-Club

Goldwood Elementary School

21600 Center Ridge Rd.
Rocky River, OH 44116

Grant Y-Club

Grant Elementary School

1470 Victoria Ave
Lakewood, OH 44107

Gurney Y-Club

Gurney Elementary

1155 Bell Rd
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

Hayes Y-Club

Hayes Elementary School

16401 Delaware Ave.
​Lakewood, OH 44107

Kensington Y-Club

Kensington School

20140 Lake Rd.
Rocky River, OH 44116

North Royalton Y-Club

North Royalton Elementary School

16400 State Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133

Roosevelt Y-Club

Roosevelt Elementary

14237 Athens Ave.
​Lakewood, OH 44107

Ramah Y-Club

Ramah Christian Academy

4077 Lee Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44128

Vermilion Y-Club

Vermilion Family YMCA

1230 Beechview Dr.
Vermilion, OH 44089

Warrensville Heights Y-Clubs

Warrensville Heights Elementary School

21865 Clarkwood Parkway
Warrensville Heights, OH 44128

West Park Y-Club

West Park Family YMCA

15501 Lorain Rd,
Cleveland, OH 44111

Westwood Y-Club

Westwood Elementary

13738 Caves Rd
​Novelty, OH 44072