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Mission Statement
It is the mission of the Waldo County YMCA to promote the physical, mental, social, and spiritual development of Waldo County children and families.

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Waldo County YMCA
157 Lincolnville Avenue - Belfast, ME 04915 - 207.338.4598

A 501 (c)(3) Charitable Organization.

Before & After School Care

Before & After School Program
Call Faith Boynton for more information 338-4598

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Kindergarten - Grade 5
Monday - Friday      7:00 - 8:30 a.m. & 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

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Our Before & After School Handbook

Bus Stop care is geared to help relieve family stress of school time and work time not aligning. We offer early drop off starting at 7:00 a.m. where children ease into the day with games, coloring, play centers and friendship. They will be escorted to the bus for a busy day of learning at school and brought back to the YMCA after the last bell of the day.

Our extended care hours are until 5:30 p.m. and will be spent building self-esteem, values and leadership skills. You’ll know your children are growing and exploring their potential; they’ll think they’re just having fun. We offer developmentally-appropriate activities that will enhance your child’s confidence, enrich his or her social and physical development and encourage self-expression. Your child will be provided with an after school healthy snack in line with the 5210 LET’S GO! program. We also offer care on snow days, early release days, in-service days. Some of the many activities to expect in our Bus Stop After Care:

Swimming: Open swim each Thursday from 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. Please pack bathing suit, towel and goggles are always popular.

Leader of the Week: Children strive to follow the four YMCA core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility to become the Leader of the Week. The leader gets to choose the activity and game for that week. A special picture is posted on our parent zone board.

A Bit of Everything Clubs! New for the 2018/2019 school year- There will be 20 different club options for children to choose from lasting one to two weeks each. They are not mandatory but are instead geared towards helping children explore their interests and/or discover something new! Some of the clubs will be:
Art Club * Book Club * Drama Club * Game Club * Lego Club * Nature Club & Running Club * Volunteering Club

Please check for availability for Pre-Kindergarten students,
ask for Faith Boynton for more information.


A $35.00 non-refundable registration fee
is due at the time of childcare registration.

BEFORE SCHOOL CARE: Time: 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
We will provide a fun morning for your children before sending them off to school. Crafts, games and gym activities are some of the things offered throughout the week. Our staff will make sure that your child gets safely off to school via the school bus.

AFTER SCHOOL CARE:Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The children will have the opportunity to get their energy out after a long day at school and socialize with friends as they choose from a variety of activities. We also provide a space for quiet activities such as homework or reading.


VACATION CARE:: Grades K-5 (Time: 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
We offer care during school vacation weeks. We have many activities such as swimming, arts & crafts, games in the gym, outdoor activities and cooking. Children should bring a cold lunch, snacks, water bottle, swimsuit, towel and appropriate footwear for the gym and outside. A schedule of events will be available prior to vacation weeks and any extra fees for special trips or activities will be added. You must register for Vacation Care separately prior to vacation week.

SNOW DAYS: Time: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
We offer care when school is called off due to inclement weather. If the weather is very severe, this program may not be available that day or may close earlier than usual.
Cost: Included at no extra charge!!!

Activity offerings
in the Afterschool program
at the YMCA:

Swimming Open swim will be offered to our afterschool kids on each Thursday of the month, from 4:00 - 4:45 pm. Please check the calendar so your child has his/her bathing suit, towel and goggles are always popular.

5210! Let’s Go
A nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program designed to increase healthy eating and active living in children from birth to age 18. It is centered on the common message of 5 or more fruits and vegetables, 2 hours or less of recreational screen time, 1 hour or more of physical activity, and 0 sugary drinks.

Leader of the Week Children strive to follow the four YMCA core values to become the Leader of the Week. The leader gets to choose the activity and game for that week. A special picture is posted on our parent zone board.

Dance This is a great way to get up and get moving without thinking it is exercise. Most parents can't resist the urge to join in!

STEM Learning Is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Additional Care Days

We also offer care on snow days, early release days, in-service days and school vacation weeks. If you require care during vacation weeks we must have your registration and payment two weeks prior to the vacation week. This allows time to staff properly and plan activities. Please call for more information.

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