Early Childhood / School Age

Branch Leadership

Kelly Shearn, Early Childhood Director – 484.479.3409 – kshearn@cyedc.org (email)

Katie Conaboy, Assistant Early Childhood Director – 484.479.3408 – kconaboy@cyedc.org (email)

Click Here to Register for the 2022-2023 Ridley YMCA School Age Program


Early Childhood Newsletter

School Age Program Newsletter

We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for life. Because of the Y, more young people in neighborhoods around the nation are taking a greater interest in learning and making smarter life choices. At the Y, children and teens learn values and positive behaviors, and can explore their unique talents and interests, helping them realize their potential. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

The Community YMCA is an Equal Opportunity Early Childhood Provider.

Early Childhood Education

The Ridley Area YMCA Early Childhood Program is a State Licensed following the PA Early Learning Standards. Our program features: Arts & Crafts, Musical Activities, Creative Play, Circle Time, Indoor Play Area, Family Events, Snack Time, Creative Curriculum, Swimming, Outdoor Playground,  Special Events, and Pre School Gym. YMCA Early Childhood Programs accept ELRC 1.800.831.3117 clients and welcomes CHIP 1.800.822.CHIP.

Hours of Operationchild care children

Open: 6:30am-6pm

Programs Offered

Young Toddler Care: 12 mos.-2 years

Older Toddler Care : 2-3 years

Preschool Care: 3-5 years

Full Day Kindergarten: 5 year olds

Parent Information

You can view all of our Health and Safety Plans on our COVID Resource Page.

PA Stars

DHS Regulations (PDF)

Early Learning 2021 Booklet

Early Learning Family Handbook

Schedule a tour today by contacting:

Kelly Shearn, Director.    Phone: 484.479.3409    Email: kshearn@cyedc.org (email)

School Age Program

We believe that learning never stops and that children should have a place to explore their interests and talents. Our professional and highly trained staff provides daily activities focused on academic enhancement, social growth and physical activity. Children connect to build lasting relationships, develop a sense of belonging and cultivate leadership skills.

Ridley School District

Elementary Schools – Amosland, Edgewood

Upper Darby School District

Elementary School – Primos

Interboro School District

Elementary Schools – K-Academy, Glenolden, Norwood & Prospect Park


Chip Program


All program fees are subject to change.


You can view all of our Health and Safety Plans on our COVID Resource Page.

RY School Age Handbook (PDF)

Family Resource Guide (PDF)

Schedule a tour today by contacting:

Kelly Shearn, Director.    Phone: 484.479.3409   Email: kshearn@cyedc.org (email)

Brianna O’Hare, School Age Director Phone: 484.479.3405 – bohare@cyedc.org (email)


Tuition & Enrollment Questions

Contact: Jeannine Hurlock (email), Relationship Manager Child Care Billing & Enrollment

Phone: 610.713.5258

Email: jhurlock@cyedc.org (email)

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Tax Paperwork

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