Most programs are available right at the child’s school, and a few programs are held at our branches in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. Programs held at the Y offer transportation to and from the child’s school.

The goal of the Out of School Time program is to give all children the opportunity to be the best they can be; to build con dent children today who will be contributing and engaged adults tomorrow. Children watch and absorb knowledge, skills, and values from everyone and everything around them. All of our Out of School Time programs are staffed by people who understand the need for children to learn new skills, make new friends, be physically active, and succeed in school. The staff works hand-in-hand with school faculty to align the programs with the classroom curriculum.

Focus on Youth Development

At the YMCA of Greater Providence, we believe that all children deserve the opportunity to learn and cultivate values, skills, and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, healthy lifestyles, and academic achievement. As a parent, you can be assured that the safety of children in our care is of paramount importance. We utilize a rigorous screening and orientation process before our employees start working with your child? All staff members are trained in the recognition and prevention of child abuse, and every full or part-time YMCA employee must adhere to an established code of conduct.

Learn. Achieve. Grow.

For more information please contact your local YMCA.


Academic Support

YMCA staff works closely with a child’s school to create the best academically-aligned program for the child. Activities may focus on improving reading levels, assisting with homework projects, and developing time management skills. Games and enrichment activities promote learning while having fun.

Creative Arts

Children explore and develop creativity and self- expression through drama, dance and mixed media art activities.

Health & Wellness

The Out of School Time staff emphasizes the importance of a healthy spirit, mind, and body. Through the Y’s unique “Kids on the Move” program, the well-being of each student is woven into the daily curriculum. Children learn the benefits of good nutrition and healthy food choices while enjoying nourishing snacks. They also learn stress management techniques through engaging and fun activities and stay physically active.


For More Information

Bayside Family
70 West Street; Barrington, RI 02806

1225 Park Avenue; Cranston, RI 02910

East Side/Mount Hope
438 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906

Kent County
900 Centerville Road, Warwick, RI 02886

472 Taunton Avenue; Seekonk, MA 02771

Providence Youth Services
21 Peace Street, 6th Floor, Providence, RI 02907

South County
165 Broad Rock Road, Peace Dale, RI 02883