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, and 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.

Wayland Morning Program: 6:30am - 9:00am

All After School Programs: School Dismissal till 6:00pm



Our Kindergarten readiness program is open to children 3 - 5 years of age. Your child will have many opportunities to shine both socially and educationally in Y Preschool. Enrollment is open through the school year!

Our Education Curriculum includes:Childcare

  • Alphabet
  • Numbers
  • Spatial Relations
  • Fine and Gross Motor skills
  • Sight words
  • Science
  • Gym time
  • Music & Arts
  • Swim Enrichment

Preschool runs September through Mid-June, Monday through Friday 8:30am - 11:25am and coincides with the Hornell City School District Calendar.



This program includes 9 weeks of sun, fun, and field trips! Children need to be enrolled in Kindergarten through 12 years of age.Summer

Activities Include:

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

Program runs: 8:00am - 6:00pm