Afterschool Programs | West Suburban YMCA

Out-of-School Time

Afterschool Care for Grades K-8

The West Suburban YMCA Out-of-School Time (OST) program is committed to making a difference in the lives of every child and family who choose the Y for afterschool care. OST provides learning experiences that are engaging and developmentally appropriate, focused on social and emotional growth, and emphasize self-confidence, self-esteem, and leadership, while also encouraging independence.

Who can participate? Children in grades K-8.

Where is the program located? We are conveniently located at the West Suburban YMCA in Newton Corner.

Is transportation provided? Transportation to the Y is available from most elementary schools in Newton, including Bigelow, Bowen, Burr, Cabot, Franklin, Horace Mann @ Carr, Lincoln Eliot, and Underwood.

When does the program take place? Our program starts when children are released from school until 6PM. We have 2, 3, 4, and 5-day options. We offer extended hours on early release days and Vacation, Holiday, and Snow Day programming is available.

What activities do the children do? 

  • Homework support
  • Healthy snacks, nutrition and wellness
  • Physical fitness
  • STEM, ELA and the arts
  • 21st century skills and leadership development
  • College and career exploration
  • Global and service learning
  • Age-specific clubs
  • Free swim sessions twice per week
  • Additional YMCA programs (sports, swim, music, fitness)
3:30 - 4:00 Arrival/Snack
4:00-4:30 Homework/Reading
4:30 - 5:00 Enrichment Activity
5:00-5:30 Physical Activity
5:30-6:00 Free Choice/Clean Up
6:00 Program Closes

For more information on the Out-of-School Time program or to schedule a tour, please contact Kaitlin McCarthy, Out of School Time Director.

Financial Aid Request Form

To apply for Financial Assistance for Membership, Programs, Child Care and Camps, download this form and return to Kristen Hydinger in the Y's Finance Department. Please email Kristen at for more information.

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