Peace of Mind

Y Before & After School Enrichment gives children a fun, healthy balance to the school day with lots of choices and opportunities to discover new talents and interests. Children go home happy, ready to rest and prepared for the next day, while parents enjoy peace of mind knowing their children are safe while they are at work.


Y Before & After School Enrichment is conveniently located in 40+ elementary schools across Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, and Harford Counties. Click the button below to select your school location and register now!

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  • Our program gives children a safe space to finish homework, unwind from the school day, and participate in lots of enrichment activity choices with their friends -- all while parents are working.
  • Enrichment programming includes our exclusive iDiscover series, strategy games, art, imaginative play, on-site "field trips" with special guests, a healthy snack, 30 minutes of homework time, and daily exercise/physical play (who better than the Y?!)
  • Families of two or more full-time enrolled children may pay the full program rate for the first child, and then receive 10% off for additional siblings registered during the same time frame/school year.
  • Program options include full-time (5 days a week) or part-time (3 days a week) at most schools. Choose from before school enrichment, after school enrichment or before & after school enrichment.
  • Before school enrichment begins at 7:00am and after school enrichment ends at 6:00pm for most schools.
  • Y Financial Savings could help lower your cost. In most cases, we also accept Child Care Subsidy (CCS) vouchers. LEARN MORE.



iDiscover is a series of fun, age-appropriate enrichment choices that are centered around 21st Century Skills and College & Career Readiness. Hands-on activities are based on themes designed to promote discovery through STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math). Below are just a few of our iDiscover themes:

  • Nature's Colorful Harvest
  • Creative Architecture 
  • Gratitude & Giving 
  • Board Game Design 
  • Land, Sea and Air
  • Money Maker 
  • Cultural Celebrations 
  • Changes in Nature & Environment
  • "How can I help" 
  • Children of the World

Y Before & After School Enrichment also includes strategy games, art, imaginative play, on-site "field trips" with special guests, a healthy snack, and 30 minutes of homework time and daily exercise/physical play (who better than the Y?!).


Y Membership for Healthy Youth and Families

Being a part of a supportive, active, and caring community is essential to good health and well-being. That’s why all families participating in Y Before & After School Enrichment receive a Y family membership included with enrollment! The membership continues annually at no cost, even during school holidays and summer months, provided you re-enroll by a specified date each year.

Y family membership includes:

  • Unlimited access to all 11 Y family centers in Central Maryland
  • Free Stay & Play for your little ones while you use the Y
  • Group exercise classes
  • Exclusive enrollment in skill building youth sports classes
  • Use of our lap and family fun pools
  • Brand-new exercise equipment
  • Use of gymnasiums, family game rooms and rock walls
  • A wide range of family programming (like Parents' Night Out- free date nights!)
  • Opportunities to volunteer in your community
  • And so much more!

This membership benefit is annually worth over $1,200 per family but more importantly, it enriches the value of your family's engagement with the Y community!

Family Handbook

View our 2023/2024 Family Handbook