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 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

Ridley Area YMCA Child Care Brochure

Ridley Area YMCA Child Care Newsletter – May

Ridley Area YMCA Child Care Happenings
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School Age Program

The Ridley Area YMCA School Age Program is offered to children (grades K-5 from 6:30-8:30 and dismissal-6pm) at the Ridley Area YMCA and serves the following schools with transportation: Norwood School, Aldan (PM Care Only), Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Angels, Glenolden Elementary, Primos Elementary, Aldan Elementary, Amosland Elementary, Prospect Park Elementary, Interboro Kindergarten Academy, and Edgewood Elementary.

We Offer

  • Homework Time
  • Expression Through Art
  • Physical Activities/Group Games
  • Healthy Snack/Healthy Habits
  • Other Program Features: Swimming, Family & Special Events, Outdoor Play, Exercise Activities, Friday Specials


April Newsletter

Want to tour or register?

Contact: Kelly Shearn, Director 

Phone: 610.544.1080 ext. 2202


2017 Registration

  • Begins May 1, 2017
  • Limited Space Available
  • One month, non-refundable tuition deposit of $250 due at registration
  • Additional paperwork will be emailed after deposit and registration are completed.

Contact Jeannine Hurlock for all third party registrations at or at 610.713.5258.

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