The Greater Holyoke Y is the largest provider of after school care in the area. We have decades of experience providing safe, high-quality child care. Our mission is to provide age
appropriate activities that strengthen the family and develop the whole child socially, physically, and academically. Our programming includes literacy and homework help, thematic curriculum,
arts and crafts, physical activities, outside play and snacks. Our dedicated staff is trained in child development, positive behavior, First Aid and CPR. All of our sites are licensed by the
Department of Early Education and Care and serve children ages 5 thru 13.
After School Program: Programs begin at school dismissal and run till 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Sites are open on half days of school. Sign up for full-day programs
during school vacation weeks for an additional fee. We offer After School programs in the following locations:
Holyoke YMCA – Serving students in all schools in Holyoke including Charter. For an additional fee, enrolled children may take Y program classes including swimming, soccer, etc.
Michael E. Smith Middle School
Before School Program: We offer two before-school programs in South Hadley beginning at 6:30AM. The Plains School program serves children enrolled at Plains Elementary
School. The Mosier School Program serves children enrolled at Mosier and Michael E Smith Middle School. Staff walks the Middle school students over to their school at the appropriate time.
Program staff will assist with homework and facilitate group activities. A light breakfast is served.