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Welcome to the Y School Age Programs

The Y’s focus is on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. At the YMCA of Greater Springfield, the goal of our child development programs is to nurture young people by providing a safe place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships, and build self-confidence. The entire experience for the children is built around activities that challenge them to accept and demonstrate the Y’s values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

Y Programming Before School

The Y provides a before school program geared toward working parents who need care before the start of school. Breakfast is provided at some locations, and children can choose from a variety of activities. Participants are transported to their school by an authorized YMCA vehicle.

Before School Program Locations:

Belcher Elementary School
125 Montgomery Street Chicopee, MA 01020

Hours of Operation:

There is a cut off time for Before School and Breakfast. These times do vary depending on the school start time and distance from our locations. For more information regarding cut off times please email the transportation coordinator at

Y Programming After School

The YMCA of Greater Springfield provides a safe, fun environment for children to continue learning and developing during out-of-school periods. We offer monthly family nights and special event for all our Y School Age Program families. At Y School Age Programs your child will participate in:

After School Program Locations:

Belcher Elementary School
125 Montgomery Street Chicopee, MA 01020

Litwin Elementary School
135 Litwin Ln. Chicopee, MA 01020

Hours of Operation:
Monday- Friday
Please see closure schedule for changes

Days Per Week YMCA Center Based Before School (including transportation) Site Based Before School After School Transportation for After School Vacation Week

Mail: P.O Box 16329 Springfield MA 01115
Contactless Drop box: 1500 Main Street Springfield MA 01115

Have questions?
Speak to someone live Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Call our Youth Development Center at 1-413-739-6955.