Springfield School Age Programs

Welcome to the Y School Age Programs
The Y’s focus is on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. At the YMCA of Greater Springfield, the goal of our child development programs is to nurture young people by providing a safe place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships, and build self-confidence. The entire experience for the children is built around activities that challenge them to accept and demonstrate the Y’s values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

Y Programming Before School
The Y provides a before school program geared toward working parents who need care before the start of school. Breakfast is provided at some locations, and children can choose from a variety of activities. Participants are transported to their school by an authorized YMCA vehicle. We offer 2 different locations in Springfield; participants are assigned to one of the 2 locations based on their school assignment.

Before School Program Locations:

Tower Square (TSO)
1500 Main Street Springfield, MA 01115

YMCA at Chestnut (YSO)
275 Chestnut Street Springfield, MA 01104

Hours of Operation:

There is a cut off time for Before School and Breakfast. These times do vary depending on the school start time and distance from our locations. For more information regarding cut off times please email the transportation coordinator at igartman@springfieldy.org.

Y Programming After School

The YMCA of Greater Springfield provides a safe, fun environment for children to continue learning and developing during out-of-school periods. We offer monthly family nights and special event for all our Y School Age Program families. At Y School Age Programs your child will participate in:

After School Program Locations:

Tower Square (TSO)
1500 Main Street Springfield, MA 01115

YMCA at Chestnut (YSO)
275 Chestnut Street Springfield, MA 01104

Rebecca M. Johnson School
55 Catherine St. Springfield, MA 01109

Thomas M. Balliet School
52 Rosewell St. Springfield, MA 01109

Frederick Harris School
58 Hartford Ter. Springfield, MA 01118

Mary M. Lynch Elementary School
315 N. Branch Pkwy Springfield, MA 01119

Mary A. Dryden Veterans Memorial School
190 Surrey Rd. Springfield, MA 01118

Hours of Operation:
Monday- Friday
Please see closure schedule for changes


Days Per Week YMCA Center Based Before School (including transportation) Site Based Before School After School Transportation for After School Vacation Week
5 $80.00





















Mail: P.O Box 16329 Springfield MA 01115
Contactless Drop box: 1500 Main Street Springfield MA 01115

School Age Program Registration Forms

School Age Program Handbook

School Age Policy


Have questions?
Speak to someone live Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Call our Youth Development Center at 1-413-739-6955.

Strengthening CommUNITY

Since 1852, the YMCA of Greater Springfield has been a way of life for thousands of youth, teens, families and seniors throughout our region. As one association, we are working together to meet the growing needs of the 14 cities and towns that we serve. Help us provide opportunities for Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility to more members of our community by making a donation to our Annual Support Campaign.