Child Care / School Age Care

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 Child Care Provider.

Child Care

The Ridley Area YMCA Child Care is State Licensed following the PA Early Learning Standards. Our Child Care program features: Arts & Crafts, Musical Activities, Creative Play, Circle Time, Indoor Play Area, Family Events, Snack Time, Creative Curriculum, Swimming, Outdoor Playground, Field Trips, Special Events, and Pre School Gym. YMCA Child Care accepts ELRC (formerly CCIS) 1.800.831.3117 clients and welcomes CHIP 1.800.822.CHIP.

Hours of Operation

Open: 6:30am-6pm

Want to tour or register?

Contact: Kelly Shearn, Director 

Phone: 610.544.1080 ext. 2202


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

Child Care Brochure

Child Care Handbook

Parent Resource Guide

RY Child Care Newsletter – March 2020


The Community YMCA is the largest provider of School Age Child Care in Delaware County. 

School Age Child Care at the Ridley Area YMCA

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.


  • AM Care – 6:30am-8:30am
  • PM Care – Dismissal-6pm

SCHOOL AGE PICK-UP LOCATIONS (transportation to the Y included):

  • Interboro Kindergarten Academy
  • Norwood School (PM Only)
  • Glenolden School
  • Prospect Park School
  • Edgewood Elementary School
  • Amosland Elementary School
  • Primos Elementary School
  • Our Lady of Angels


  • Tutoring, Mentoring, Homework Assistance
  • Arts Exploration
  • Physical Activity & Games
  • Character & Leadership Building
  • Parent & Family Engagement


  • Daily Snacks
  • Swimming (recreational)
  • Access to youth classes during your child’s time in the program
  • Friday Specials
  • Care included for days off and holiday/spring break.

Parent Resource Guide

School Age Handbook

RY School Age Newsletter – March 2020

RY School Age Calendar – March 2020


For registration and rate information, please contact Jeannine Hurlock at or at 610.713.5258.


Kelly Shearn, Director
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