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School Care

Before School, After School, Early Release, & School Vacations/Summer Club

Kids do better when they have access to multiple opportunities and resources. At the Y, we use our integrated approach to youth development to ensure children and families have everything they need to succeed. Here, you're not just getting school age care, you're getting the YMCA. We offer safe, engaging, fun and supportive school age care that helps kids, learn, grow, and thrive!

Old Colony YMCA school age programming is licensed by the MA Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) and is for ages 5-14/Grades K-8.

Parents can expect the following:

  • Old Colony YMCA's integrated approach that supports healthy, safe, engaged, children and families
  • Families receive access to resources and services to help children and families succeed in life, school, and at times of crisis
  • Program activities such as swimming, gymnastics, gym, outdoor gardening, walking trails, outdoor games, and more
  • S.T.E.A.M. (Science Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) activities
  • Homework support
  • Low staff to child ratios
  • The highest standard of safety
  • Daily schedule with full curriculum

For general information, please call 508-238-9758.

Before School

Grades K-5
Rise and shine with the YMCA staff right in the comfort of your own school! The staff offers structured games and craft activities in a fun and safe environment that allows participates to move at their own early-morning pace. The Before School program will be offered at each of the elementary schools in Easton and at the Butler Elementary School in Avon. Students will be bussed to and from the Grace Church where the program will be held. Program hours, locations and activities will vary slightly depending on the school. For more information, call the YMCA at 508-238-9758.

Monday - Friday
7:00am-8:00am Butler School Avon
7:00am-8:25am Richardson/Olmsted
7:00am-9:00am Parkview
7:00am-9:00am Center School
7:00am-9:00am Moreau Hall

After School

Grades K-5
After the school bell rings, children in Easton and Avon stay in the comfort of their school. Participants are offered a variety of activities designed to help kids enhance their skills, discover new talents, and have fun! Homework help and a healthy snack are also provided.

Monday - Friday:
School Dismissal - 5pm

Early Release

Another half day on the calendar? Let the YMCA ease your mind and tight schedule. When Easton and/or Avon Public Schools schedule an early dismissal, the YMCA opens its after-school doors early. At dismissal, the children stay in the comfort of their school for a long afternoon of friends and fun!  Space is limited, so contact the YMCA to reserve your child's spot.  This program is for children already enrolled in a YMCA childcare program.

Dismissal - 5:00pm

School Vacation Care

Grades K - 5
Want to have fun during school vacation? Come join the fun at the YMCA!  Take part in field trips, swim time, gym games, arts & crafts, and other activities prepared by our creative and caring staff. Children must bring their own lunches, but a healthy afternoon snack is provided. You may select the days for which you need care, but there is a two day minimum per vacation week.

7:00am - 5:00pm

Snow Day Care

Grades K-6
When the temperature drops and the snowdrifts rise, the YMCA comes to the rescue as your snow-day solution!  Whenever the Easton Public Schools close, the Old Colony YMCA offers a full day of fun-filled fun games and activities for kids in kindergarten through 6th grade. Space is limited.

7:00am - 5:00pm