Licensed After School Program

Grades K – 5

Excitement! Choices! New Friends! New Experiences!

This and more can be found in our school age programs. We serve children at all four of the Bellefonte School District Elementary Schools from kindergarten through fifth grade. We provide a safe and stimulating place for children to experience supervised hands on activities. Daily activities are designed to motivate learning and creativity in a child centered environment. Children are given the opportunity to choose from a variety of activities that include art, games, sports, blocks, creative dramatics, music, dance, cooking and free play. Homework assistance is provided by the staff and each child receives a nutritious snack. All day care is provided on all emergency closing, in-service days, and school holidays. Care is also provided at Bellefonte Elementary only for delay opening and at all four schools for early dismissals.

The general curriculum includes:

  • Art
  • Creative dramatics
  • Construction
  • Science and discovery
  • Cooking
  • Music
  • Recreational and cooperative games
  • Outdoor games and activities
  • Enrichment activities
  • Homework assistance
  • Free play
  • Experiential learning
  • Youth membership included

School Age Fees

Before School Care (Bellefonte Elementary School Only) $85.00
After School Care $80.00
All Day Care $20.00/day
School Early Dismissals $5.00/hr
Delayed Openings (Bellefonte Elementary School Only) $5.00/hr


Part Time (less than 5 hrs) $32.00 $123.00
Full Time $34.00 $143.00



Families with more than one child enrolled will receive a 10% fee reduction on the oldest child enrolled.


All contracted days in the agreement must be paid whether or not the child attends. This is necessary in order to maintain a high quality program at the lowest possible cost. Fees and Payment policy are as follows.

  • Payments must be made by the Friday prior to care. Payments are to be made at the YMCA Member Service Desk or at one of the off site programs. MasterCard and Visa is accepted at the YMCA only.
  • Delinquent payments of more than 2 weeks may result in the termination of care.
  • A $2.00 per day late fee will be charged for late payments.
  • A $5.00 fee will be charged when a school age child is sent without a lunch.
  • A $1.00 per minute fee will be charged if a child is picked up after 6:00pm.


The YMCA of Centre County, in accordance with applicable Federal and State Civil Rights Laws and regulatory requirements, provide equal opportunity for program services to all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, creed, or disability. Enrollment policies are as follows.

  • Preference is given to children requiring full time care.
  • All necessary paperwork and parent orientation must be completed before starting care.
  • A two-week probation period is given to all parents. During this time the agreement may be broken if there are any problems that can’t be resolved.
Youth Memberships are now included in your child care fees for all children 3 years old and above. If you wish to purchase a family membership, please see the YMCA Membership Service Desk.

Locations & Hours

Bellefonte Elementary School, Grades K-5
Monday – Friday

  • 6:30 AM – School Dismissal
  • 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Benner Elementary School, Grades K-5
Monday – Friday

  • 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Marion Walker Elementary School, Grade K-5
Monday – Friday

  • 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Pleasant Gap Elementary School, Grades K-5
Monday – Friday

  • 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Families with more than one child enrolled will receive a 10% discount on the oldest child enrolled.

All four sites have been awarded Star 4 from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Keystone Stars Program.

Childcare Brochure

Heather Heckman, Early Care & Education Director
[email protected]