Once children reach school age, multiple influences enter their lives. YMCA After School ensures that the time out of school is occupied creatively and constructively. Our child care program provides you the opportunity to work with the peace of mind knowing that your child is being cared for in a safe, nurturing and structured environment.

Activities include homework time, snack time, games, arts & crafts, indoor and/or outdoor play and occasional field trips. The YMCA develops character by teaching and demonstrating values. We use positive adult role models to teach the four basic values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Qualified Staff

This program is fully licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and meets all licensing and safety standards. All staff are well-trained in the care of school age children, background checked, and are First Aid and CPR certified.


Financial Assistance

The Y is community-based and believes that its programs and services should be available to everyone regardless of age, background, ability or income. The Y offers financial assistance to participants that is designed to fit your individual financial situation. Eligible applicants may have their childcare expenses fully covered by the State of Texas. To enroll please follow these steps:


To determine eligibility for Worksource funding contact Work Force Solutions at setworks.org or 409-962-1236 to complete the required paperwork.


Apply to the YMCA (if qualified a minimal percentage will be given)


Provide an acceptance / denial letter to the YMCA.


If accepted, YMCA will adjust account for NCI payments and parent co-payments.


If denied, YMCA will reassess original application and increase percentage based on need.

Little Cypress Mauriceville ISD

Little Cypress Elementary

Transported to North Orange Baptist Church by LCMISD school bus

Nederland ISD

Helena Park Elementary
Highland Elementary
Hillcrest Elementary
Langham Elementary

Port Arthur ISD

Tyrrell Elementary Lucian Adams Elementary
Sam Houston Elementary

Transported to Lucian Adams

Port Neches Groves ISD

Ridgewood Elementary
Van Buren Elementary

Orangefield ISD

Orangefield Elementary School

Bridge City ISD

Bridge City Elementary School

Transported to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Driven by its founding mission, the Y has served as a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community for more than 175 years. The Y empowers everyone, no matter who they are or where they’re from, by ensuring access to resources, relationships and opportunities for all to learn, grow and thrive. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations, the Y’s goal is to improve overall health and well-being, ignite youth empowerment and demonstrate the importance of connections in and across 10,000 communities nationwide.