Child Care

Kelly Shearn, Child Care Director – 484.479.3409 –

Katie Conaboy, Assistant Child Care Director – 484.479.3408 –

Child Care Communications

NEWJuly 2, 2020 News

In accordance with the Governor’s phased-in reopening plan for child care programs you can view our Child Care Health and Safety Plan, which follows the CDC guidance for child care programs.

Please visit the Welcome Back to the Y page for more specific information about our childcare programs.

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.


Early Childhood Education

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

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

Child Care Brochure

Child Care Handbook

Parent Resource Guide


Schedule a tour today by contacting:

Kelly Shearn, Director.    Phone: 610.544.1080 ext. 2202.    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.


  • 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

We offer

  • Homework Time
  • Healthy Snack
  • Special Events
  • Family Activities
  • Friday Specials
  • Care on scheduled off days from school
  • Physical Activities/Group Games

Core Program Components

  • Science
  • Art
  • Math
  • Literacy
  • Writing
  • Dramatic Play
  • Music
  • Blocks & Building
  • Homework Assistance
  • Character Building
  • Outdoor Exercise


  • 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.


School Age Handbook

Parent Resource Guide

Schedule a tour today by contacting:

Kelly Shearn, Director.    Phone: 610.544.1080 ext. 2202.    Email:

Tuition & Enrollment Questions

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

Phone: 610.713.5258


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