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Springfield 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.

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
413-739-6955 or email at

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

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. We offer 2 different locations in Springfield; participants are assigned to one of the 2 locations based on their school assignment.


Before School Program Locations:

Tower Square (TSO)
1500 Main Street Springfield, MA 01115

YMCA at Chestnut (YSO)
275 Chestnut Street Springfield, MA 01104

Hours of Operation:
6:00 am-7:30 am

There is a cut-off time for Before School and Breakfast. These times 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.  At Y School Age Programs your child will participate in:


After-School Program Locations: 

Tower Square (TSQ)
1500 Main Street Springfield, MA 01115

YMCA at Chestnut (YSO)
275 Chestnut Street Springfield, MA 01104

Thomas M. Balliet School
52 Rosewell St. Springfield, MA 01109

Frederick Harris School
58 Hartford Ter. Springfield, MA 01118

Mary M. Lynch Elementary School
315 N. Branch Pkwy Springfield, MA 01119

Mary A. Dryden Veterans Memorial School
190 Surrey Rd. Springfield, MA 01118

Springfield Prep Charter School
2071 Roosevelt Ave, Springfield, MA 01104

Hours of Operation:
Monday- Friday
3:30 pm-6:00 pm
Please see the closure schedule for changes.