Before and After School Support for Families

Y Before & After School Enrichment provides a safe, supportive space where kids can finish homework, play, create, and participate in loads of fun activity choices with their friends -- all while busy parents manage their workday. Parents enjoy peace of mind knowing their children are safe and happy, and children go home happy, ready to rest and prepared for the next day. It's a win-win!


Y Before & After School Enrichment is conveniently located in 40+ elementary schools in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, and Harford Counties. Click below to see if we're in your child's school and reserve their spot today!

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  • Children enjoy a safe space to finish homework, unwind from the school day, and participate in lots of activity choices with their friends -- all while parents are working.
  • Enrichment programming includes our exclusive iDiscover series, strategy games, dedicated homework time, art, imaginative play, healthy snacks, daily exercise, and more.
  • Choose from before school enrichment, after school enrichment or both. Full time (5 days a week) or part time (3 days a week) options are available.
  • For most schools, before school enrichment begins at 7:00am and after school enrichment ends at 6:00pm.
  • Friendly associates create a safe, caring environment where kids can flourish.
  • Families of two or more full-time enrolled children may receive 10% off for additional siblings registered for the same school year.
  • Y Open Doors Savings may help lower your cost by up to 75%. 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, healthy snacks, dedicated homework time, daily exercise, and more!


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 June 1st 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!

Family Handbook

View our 2023/2024 Family Handbook