Early Education & Care Programs

We love the way kids tick. We love the way they play, the way they think, and the way they react to the world around them. We consider it a great privilege every time parents choose the Attleboro Y to be their child care partner.

At the Y, preschoolers experience early literacy and learn about their world, and school-age kids make friends, learn new skills and do homework. But most importantly, children learn how to be their best selves. That makes for confident kids today, and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

Toddler & Preschool Programs


Full-day programs

Our Early Learning & Care programs provide your child with developmentally appropriate and stimulating learning experiences. Our classrooms are led by certified teachers and assistants. The philosophy of our licensed child care program is to encourage children to learn through play. Our program activities are designed to enhance every child’s socio-emotional, cognitive, and physical development.


Ages:  18 months – 2 years, 9 months
Schedule:  Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Weekly Fee: $300
All students must be enrolled as Y Members.


Ages: 2 years, 9 months – 5 years
Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Weekly Fee: $270
All students must be enrolled as Y Members.

Enrollment is accepted year round, depending upon availability. Financial assistance is available, thanks to donations made through the Y’s Annual Campaign. Third-party payments and state vouchers are also accepted.

For more information or to register, contact our Preschool Director Elise Reynolds at 508-409-0783 or ereynolds@attleboroymca.org.

Our Preschool Programs are licensed through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, license number 808364.

Afterschool Care


Grades: K-6

We believe that childhood afternoons are meant for active play, new discoveries, and adventures of the imagination. This vision is what guides our School’s Out team as we develop the activity plan for each afternoon. We provide a safe, encouraging environment that promotes positive self-esteem, life skills, teamwork, leadership, creativity and education support.

Fall 2020

We’re excited to announce that we will be able to offer the after-school program including bus transportation for the 2020-2021 school year!

This year, the Y’s after-school program will take place at the Pleasant Street Branch, where kids can catch up with their friends and staff in safe learning pods. Transportation is available from Attleboro schools to the program.

Program activities include:

  • Homework Help
  • Outside Play
  • Recreational Swim
  • Gym Games
  • Crafts
  • Enrichment Activities
  • And more!

Program Start Date: September 21
Pleasant Street Branch
Times: School dismissal – 5:30 pm
 $22 per day

Registration: To register, please fill out the program Registration Form as well as the Schedule and Waivers Forms and return them to Peepers Flanagan at pflanagan@attleboroymca.org. Call (508) 409-0753 for more information.

Please note: The Y will follow all of the recommended guidelines to keep your children and our staff safe throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This will require school-age children to wear masks when they cannot maintain a safe distance. This may also require a reduction in the number of children we can serve in our program. We will provide updated guidelines and requirements once we receive finalized plans from the schools.

Scholastic Support Center

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and is creating uncertainty about the upcoming school year, the Attleboro YMCA has been working in partnership with local school districts to develop supplemental learning programs that align with the schools’ education plans while also supporting out-of-school time and child care needs for families.

As a result, the Attleboro YMCA will dedicate our Pleasant Street Branch to serve the community as a Scholastic Support Center for students in grades K-6 when schools resume in September.

This program is intended as an educational and child care solution for children to attend on their non-school, remote-learning days.

Schedules & Plans for Fall

Program Start Date: Monday, September 21

Schedule: Open Monday-Friday, 7:00 am-5:30 pm

Program Duration: Program will continue through the school year as long as it’s needed.

Location: Pleasant Street Branch

Fees: $60 per day
Students must sign up for a consistent weekly schedule of 2 or 3 days per week. Your weekly fee will be paid by automatic draft to your credit card or bank account on the Friday prior to each week.

Registration: Limited spots are available, based on grade level and schedule. To request a spot for your child, please return the Registration Form to mhamilton@attleboroymca.org or Attleboro YMCA, 63 N. Main Street, Attleboro, MA 02703. We will contact you to let you know if there is space available in accordance with your child’s schedule. $50 non-refundable registration fee due at registration.

All students must be an Attleboro YMCA member. Not a member yet? > Join the Y today.

With the announcement that most local schools will be adopting a hybrid schedule in September, the Y’s Scholastic Support Center’s programming will complement those schedules. We know that most families do not know what their students’ schedules will be yet. At this point, you will register your child for the program with a $50 non-refundable registration fee. Once you notify us of your child’s finalized schedule, we will assign your child to a pod of students (maximum of 10 children per pod) with similar schedules and grade level.

In the event that the schools must change their schooling model as the year progresses, we will adapt our program to fit the updated school plan.

Financial Assistance: Financial Assistance is available. To apply, please return the Financial Application Form with a copy of your 2019 tax form and two recent pay stubs. The application can be dropped off or mailed to the Attleboro YMCA’s Downtown Branch, 63 North Main Street, Attleboro, MA 02703.

About the Program

The Scholastic Support Center is a place where students can go to complete their online and at-home coursework, while also participating in fun activities in a safe, supportive environment. Our Centers will offer a full day of programming from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, five days per week. However, your child’s schedule may vary depending on your child’s school schedule and your family’s needs.

Each center is staffed by YMCA Program Directors, counselors, and education specialists who are trained to assist your child with their remote learning and schoolwork.

Our spaces are designed to comply with state and local guidelines for safety and social distancing. Students will be grouped in small, consistent pods of students with similar schedules and grade levels to minimize contact.

When online school/remote learning is completed, students will have time for homework or structured, age-appropriate academic enrichment activities, including:

  • Fitness and Nutrition
  • Swimming
  • Outdoor activities
  • Arts and Drama
  • STEM

Wi-Fi is provided at every location to support video chats, streaming media and other online school demands. Each student should bring a device, headphones and appropriate school supplies. Please make sure your student knows how to log in to their school’s website and learning platforms and how to operate their devices and software.

Frequently Asked Questions & Other Information

We’ve put together answers to some of the frequently asked questions we’ve received from families. Please review our FAQs here.

Daily Screening Form

Scholastic Support Center Family Handbook

Scholastic Support Center Medication Forms


For more information, please contact Meghan Hamilton at mhamilton@attleboroymca.org or (508) 409-0755.