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.


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



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 8:00am to 6:00pm. This program includes gym, swim, arts & crafts, and free playtime. A nutritious snack is 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.

Childcare | South Wood County YMCA