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In BEFORE & AFTER THE BELL, kids engage in physical, learning, and imaginative activities that encourage them to explore who they are and what they can achieve. In addition to supplementing what they have learned in school, they swim, play games and get assistance with their homework from trained YMCA staff, and have a chance to socialize with each other. Parents can work knowing children are in the safe, nurturing environment only the Y can provide.

  • Before care, aftercare, or both, we are here 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  • If dropped off before 7:30 a.m., a cereal breakfast is provided.

  • Small Meal provided after school.

  • We take care of days off, school weather cancellations, and early dismissals.

  • Simply drop off and pick up at the YMCA; transportation to and from school is provided.

  • We help families through the process of obtaining financial assistance with program fees.

For more information please contact Alysha Stoker, Child Development Director, at




YMCA Child Care programs strengthen families and boost youth development by offering infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and families early learning readiness experiences and comprehensive child development programs. Our daycare program addresses the development of young children by supporting early literacy, brain development, and healthy habit development. These early learning experiences at the Y lay the foundation for future ongoing achievement and success. We strive to provide a safe, nurturing center and a developmentally appropriate curriculum in a child-centered environment of warmth, friendliness, and freedom.  
Children will learn about the world around them in our state-licensed program. Your child will have opportunities for exploring, experimenting, and questioning that encourages curiosity, creativity, and expression. We provide opportunities to develop self-confidence, social skills, and gross and fine motor skills. With a swimming pool and gymnasium at our disposal, our’s is the only center in the area that offers weekly swimming activities for preschoolers.

Many families don’t realize they are eligible for assistance with their child care fees. We help families through the process. Please feel free to contact us about our People Helping People Scholarships and financial assistance.
Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Work at the YMCA Childcare Department.


Berwick Area YMCA
231 W. Third Street
Berwick PA. 18603

Y Care II at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
1600 Fowler Avenue
Berwick PA. 18603

Fun For The Summer Lessons For A Lifetime. Why Choose

the Y For Your Child’s Summer Experience?

YMCA Day Camp provides a happy, healthy environment for children to learn and grow. Children have the opportunity to build self-confidence, independence, and creativity, and parents have peace of mind knowing their child is in a safe and enriching place.

Our counselors are selected based on their experience, attitude, skills, and ability to demonstrate YMCA values. Our “Professional Role Models” attend extensive training covering safety, behavior management, child abuse prevention, games, skits and songs, nature craft, and team building. In addition, we train our camp staff to highlight teachable moments and emphasize accomplishments and successes in all campers.


We designed our camp program to allow kids to participate in worthwhile experiences that mold and shape them for future success. Weekly themes create an atmosphere of fun and learning, and kids who take part in a quality summer experience retain more knowledge from the school year to the school year.

For more information please contact Alysha Stoker, Child Development Director, at


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