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

Contact Faith Boynton at or 207.338.4568 for more information.

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

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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 weekly. Please pack bathing suit, towel and goggles are always popular.

Leader of the Week: Children strive to follow our four core values (see page 2) to become the Leader of the Week. The leader will help with snack and choose the game for that week.

A Bit of Everything Clubs! are different club options for children to choose from, lasting one to two weeks each. They are not mandatory; instead they are geared towards helping children explore their interests and/or discover something new!

Table Talk Tuesday: are open group discussions centered around our weekly question geared to encourage children to talk about what is going on in the world and how it affects them. The question will be posted the wall if you want to continue the discussion at home!

We also offer: Zumba Kids, Gymnasium Activities, Playground Time, Games, Arts & Crafts, Puzzles, Choice Time and a whole lot more!

Please check for availability for Pre-Kindergarten students with Faith Boynton.



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

BEFORE SCHOOL CARE: 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: 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, 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!!!

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