I know that we are in unprecedented times and there are a lot of decisions that parents need to make regarding their children. One question parents are facing is what am I going to do for childcare now that schools released their plans. I know that things are getting down to the wire but I wanted to let families know where we are at when it come to being able to provide care for families.

For the Marcellus School District and the Syracuse City School District, we are able to offer at this point before and after school care on the days your child/children will be in school. We will be updating rates soon. We are also searching for a location to offer all day care for the remote days of learning. We will update families as soon as possible.

For West Genesee School District, unfortunately the school district is not allowing outside programs into the school. This unfortunately means that at this point we are unable to offer before and after school or full day care for families. We are working very hard to find a location so we are able to continue to offer the care. When we know more we will update families. Thank you all for your continuous support and your patience during these times. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

School Age Child Care and Camp Director


The Downtown YMCA offers licensed before- and after-school programs for children enrolled in the Marcellus and Syracuse school districts (see details below). Care is also available on half days, vacation days and snow days.

Our programs reinforce positive values in a caring atmosphere. Children build confidence, trust and positive values by making friends and taking part in group projects and activities where fair play, teamwork and responsibility are emphasized.


Age: K-6
Times: Before Program: 7:00-9:00am
After Program: 3:00-6:00pm

Driver Middle School
KC Heffernan Elementary
*Program is held at KC Heffernan Elementary

Syracuse City

Age: PreK-7
Times:Before Program:7:0-9:00am
After Program: 3:00-6:00
Schools: Roberts, Syracuse Latin