Child Care

Phoenixville YMCA

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The Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA is the largest provider of Child Care in Pennsylvania!

Child Care Programs

We believe at the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve.  That’s why, through the Y, thousands of youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive  behaviors, better health and educational achievement .

Today’s families need all the support they can receive in order to nurture the potential of youth. That’s why child care and early learning programs at the Y focus on holistically nurturing child development by providing a safe and healthy place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy and trusting relationships, and build independence through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Full-Day Preschool program

Ages 6-weeks-to-5 years Monday-Friday from 6:30am to 6:30pm.

Contact: Becky Duncan at

The Phoenixville YMCA full-day preschool program provides activities and programs that introduce kindergarten-readiness skills in progressive steps to encourage social, emotional and physical development. Activities may include swimming, music and Spanish.

Part-Day Preschool program

Ages 2-to-5 years from 9:00am – Noon with 2-, 3- or 5-day options

Contact: Sharon Engro at

The Phoenixville YMCA part-day preschool program encourages social interaction and listening skills at the hands of caring, experienced teachers and aides. Activities provide a foundation for future education through arts and crafts, circle time, music, swim, outdoor activities and special guests.

2017-2018 Nursery School Registration Packet

Our Philosophy: The Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA provides each child with a safe, warm and supportive environment in which to grow and thrive. The Y believes the value and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life. At the Y, kids learn their ABCs, learn to share, learn about sportsmanship and, most importantly, learn how to be themselves.

School Age Child Care

Did you know?

  • The YMCA is the largest provider of Childcare/Child Development programs nationally and we have a large number of local programs.
  • Currently, we have a valued 20+ year relationship with the Phoenixville Area School District and operate Before and After School programs throughout the district.
  • The YMCA is about a 5 minute drive from all Phoenixville Area Schools.
  • All of our programs are licensed by DPW and we have an extensive Keystone STARS background. Our programs have good relationships with both organizations and have an unlimited number of resources at our fingertips.
  • The YMCA offers seamless programming throughout the year by offering School Age Care, Day Camp and care when school is closed for in-service days, snow days, and school emergency closings.

Before Care (7-8:30 am)

Before Care is a program designed to promote child development by providing activities in the form of Arts & Crafts, games, fitness, etc.

After Care (3-6:30 pm)

In the afternoon, a snack will be provided and children will have the opportunity to work on homework. For the remainder of the afternoon, the children will have a well-rounded learning experience with a focus on fun and friends. We promote child development through enriching activities and creative learning experiences. We emphasize character development that is reinforced through all activities and events.

Before & After Care is located at School For:

  • Barkley Elementary
  • Schuylkill Elementary

Before & After Care is located at the YMCA For:

  • Manavon Elementary
  • Phoenixville Early Learning Center

Parents need to complete a transportation request form, please click here.

After Care ONLY is located at the YMCA For:

  • Phoenixville Area Middle School
  • Renaissance Academy (for Phoenixville residents only)

Parents need to complete a transportation request form, please click here.

Contact: Julie Szerenyi at or 484-921-5857 for more information and fees.

Holiday Care

Holiday Care is provided at the Phoenixville YMCA on most days that the Phoenixville  School District is closed, including most in-service days, holidays and snow closings. The program is offered at the Phoenixville YMCA from 7am – 6:30pm.

Location:  Phoenixville Y- 400 East Pothouse Road, Phoenixville, PA

School Age Registration Information

Children are accepted throughout the year on a space available basis. Payments are on the first of the month. All registration information is available online or at the Phoenixville YMCA Welcome Center desk. Please complete the information and contact Julie Szerenyi School Age & Camp Program Director at 484-921-5857 for further enrollment details.


2017-2018 PHX SACC Registration Packet

2017-2018 Transportation Request Form

CDC & SACC Family Handbook