Before & After School Childcare

The Y operates a before and after-school childcare program at the Wayland Elementary School and after-school programs at the Y, Canisteo Elementary School, Arkport Central School, and Alfred-Almond Central School.

These are NYS licensed programs developed by the Y to foster a child's personal, physical, and emotional growth. Our programs encourage children to build friendships with children from different schools and backgrounds, foster self-confidence and independence and allow each child to learn the importance of caring and sharing with others. Children enjoy arts and crafts, gym activities, games, stories, and homework help. Children at our Hornell program receive regular art and swim time. Breakfast is offered in the Wayland morning program. A nutritious snack is served daily in all programs.


Nursery School

In this Nursery School Program for ages 2 to 4 years, your child will learn social skills such as language development, self-confidence, and problem-solving. Students will be introduced to early literacy skills such as letter identification and concepts of print. Students will also learn to recognize and begin to write their first names. Early math skills will include counting, number recognition, shapes, and colors. Read-alouds are connected to concepts that are taught and many art activities will be completed for enjoyment. We provide a place for students to learn skills such as cutting, coloring, gluing, etc. Swim lessons are 1-2x per week so participants will need a fresh swimsuit and towel daily. Children must be fully potty-trained for this program.


Summer Childcare

This program includes 10 weeks of sun, fun, and field trips! Children need to be enrolled in Kindergarten through 12 years of age. Activities Include:

  • Games
  • Music & Art Classes and Crafts
  • Afternoon Snack
  • Field Trips around Hornell
  • Gym & Swim Time
  • Visit Local Playgrounds
  • Field Trip to Charcoal Corral, Strong Museum of Play, and Seneca Park Zoo


Coming soon to the Y - Full-day Daycare!

This program will be for children ages 18 months to 4 years. For those interested in this upcoming program, please complete one of the following forms to get added to the notification list! This is not registration; this form will be used to contact you when registration is open and more program details are made available.

For more information, please contact the Y at 607-324-5520.


Parents' Night Out

Games in the gym, swimming in the pool, and a craft in the art studio. Bring your swimsuit, towel, and clean sneakers for the gym. Concession stand available with pizza and snacks to purchase. This program runs from 5:30 - 8:30pm for kids in 3rd - 6th grade. 


 This program is for those with family memberships. Our Y has a welcoming environment for your children ages 6 months to 8 years old in our Child Watch room. While you work out, your children are cared for by our qualified staff. There is a maximum of 10 children for this program. First come, first served! 

Care For Kids

The Y operates a day program for school vacation days from 7:00am-6:00pm. This program includes gym, swimming, arts & crafts, free playtime, and a nutritious snack provided every afternoon. Children need to be enrolled in Kindergarten through 12 years of age. Please provide lunch, a swimsuit, a towel, and clean sneakers for the gym.