Lynn Y Academy Out of School Time

As a leader in youth development, the Y Academy serves children ages 5-12 on a daily basis providing safe, quality, and affordable Out-Of-School Time care. The Out-of-School Time program is staffed with educators who understand the cognitive, physical, and social development of children; and support them in making new connections and trying new things. While in the Out-of-School Time program, children learn how to be their best selves and to develop confidence in becoming the responsible and engaged adults of tomorrow.

Our programs offer a STEAM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) curriculum and hands-on learning experiences. We support the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical of each child that recognizes their unique experiences and talents to help them confidently learn, grow, and thrive.

Y Academy enrollment offers your child all the developmental tools they need to succeed with all the benefits of membership to the Y. This includes access to swimming, youth sports, enrichment classes, and discounts on YMCA of Metro North summer day camps.

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Out-Of-School-Time Programs (ages 5-14)

Y Academy Out-of-School Time programs provide engaging after-school learning experiences that combine academic support and physical activities that helps your child make new connections and grow. Through enrichment programs and imaginative play, your child will build on their classroom activities and reinforce their learning.

Regular Hours: Monday – Friday after school – 5:30pm

Extended-day and Full-day Programs: 7:30am-5:30pm

  • School Vacation Weeks
  • Snow Days
  • Professional Days

*Transportation provided for after-school care and early releases. Not provided for full daycare, such as a snow day or vacation days.


Lynn YMCA Youth Drop-in Center

The Lynn YMCA Youth Center program is a drop-in center for youth members in 1st through 8th grade. Please note, a kindergarten report card is required to enroll.

Drop-in Center Policy: As a drop-in center, your child can leave the program at any time and at times youth may move through the building without direct supervision. Youth must possess a minimum level of independence to be part of the program.

  • We offer an affordable, safe and positive environment for youth while school is not in session.
  • Your child will be involved in organized activities, clubs, games and craft projects.
  • Youth are grouped according to grade level.
  • Our staff goes through an intensive orientation period and background checks.
  • Staff members are certified in First Aid & CPR.
  • It is the parent/guardians responsibility to provide a wholesome snack. Please no soda or fast-food.
  • There is the opportunity for recreational swim for all children. Please send a bathing suit, towel, and swim cap.
Your Child's Experience

The Y Academy facility in Lynn includes indoor and outdoor play spaces, and access to the YMCA’s pools, splash pad, gymnasium, and adventure zone. Year-round swim instruction is included in the tuition. Your child’s daily schedule is filled with activities that provide a balanced range of educational and physical activities.

Y Academy teachers are passionate about education. They are certified child care professionals dedicated to nurturing curiosity, inspiring creativity and teaching children how to succeed. Each lesson plan is infused with the Y’s core values of compassion, honesty, respect, and responsibility and accounts for your child’s individual learning needs. Our classrooms are licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care and adhere to EEC’s curriculum guidelines.

The Y is So Much More

At the Y, we know that a well-rounded education includes activities that stimulate a healthy body, mind, and spirit. With your enrollment in Y Academy, your child receives a free Youth membership to the YMCA with access to preferred pricing and priority registration on programs and summer day camps across the YMCA of Metro North branches.

You can opt to extend those privileges and more to your entire family by joining the YMCA as Family members. When you join as a family, you will save the price of your child’s Youth membership from your family membership, a savings of up to 20% off. Membership at the YMCA gives you unlimited access to group exercise classes, gym time, family swim,
special events, and so much more.

Financial Assistance

Everyone belongs at the Y. Financial assistance is available to qualified Y Academy applicants. This is possible thanks to the many generous donors who donate to the Y’s Annual Campaign. Financial assistance is also available through state child care circuit vouchers for those who qualify.

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