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

Child Development Center (CDC)

The Rocky Run YMCA CDC is licensed by the State of Pennsylvania and currently rated STAR 4 by Keystone STARS.  Utilizing the Creative Curriculum and learning through play, the teachers provide experiences focused on developmentally appropriate practices in education and character development. The daily program includes learning centers incorporating reading, writing, math, computers, and science.  In addition to outdoor play, large and small group activities, story and music time, cooking, art, swim lessons (3-5), and sports are incorporated into the weekly lesson. All parents have the unique opportunity to participate in their child’s classroom as the “helping parent” on a regular basis. They see the curriculum develop, watch children interact, and gain a perspective on the work of our teachers. Most importantly, our parents’ presence demonstrates the value of the program and their commitment to lifelong learning. We also have a strong parent committee who are dedicated to improving all programming and meeting the individual needs of all program participants.

Ages: 1 year – 5 years

Days: Monday through Friday

Hours: 6:30am – 6:00pm

Fee: Vary by age please see CDC Reservation Form or contact Devin Manion

Before & After School Programs (SACC) for the Garnet Valley School District- Registration is open for the 2017-2018 School Year!

At the Y, we care about kids! With so many demands on today’s families, parents need all the support they can get. The Y Afterschool Programs provide a safe, structured and fun environment for the children in the Garnet Valley School District– housed at Concord and Bethel Springs Elementary Schools. These programs are licensed by the State of Pennsylvania and currently rated STAR 4 by Keystone STARS. With several affordable care options, including financial assistance and CCIS for qualifying families, the Y Afterschool Programs are developed to meet all of your needs.  These educationally based programs provide interactive learning models that engage critical thinking skills, receive homework assistance, have a chance to socialize, and form long lasting friendships that enhance development, growth and self-confidence.   Our curriculum is based on a program model that focuses on learning enhancement, health and recreation, and building competence and confidence in children. The program runs every regular school day, in a supervised and structured environment, providing a safe after school alternative for children.

Ages: Kindergarten through 8th grade

Days: Monday through Friday

Fees: Vary by program, see Registration Packet or contact Ashley McKay

Programs: Before Care only, After Care only, Before & After Care combined

Hours: Concord 6:45 am (open) 6:00 pm (close)

Bethel Springs 6:45am (open) 6:00 pm (close)

Kindergarten Enrichment Program at Concord Elementary School

Supplement your child’s half day Kindergarten experience with the Y! Located at Concord Elementary School, the Rocky Run Y Kindergarten Enrichment Program (KEP) offers an AM or PM schedule to offset your child’s day and runs during normal school hours. The child centered curriculum will balance your Kindergartener’s day at school. The Y curriculum is developed to compliment the Garnet Valley curriculum and provide further experiences for your child to learn. The well-equipped learning centers are changed to meet the needs of the learning goals. Daily large and small group times are planned along with enrichment activities to promote further learning in all key learning areas. KEP includes: focused lessons on- fine motor skills, socialization, music & movement, science, reading, writing, and mathematics. The enrichment program is rated STAR 4.  This program can be combined with Before and After Care to provide a longer day, please add to pricing above.

Kindergarten Enrichment Fees: Vary by location, see Registration Packet

Holiday Care

Holiday Care is provided at the YMCA or Concord Elementary School on most days that school is closed. Please see the Holiday Care information attached below for a list of available days and locations for the current school year.  The program is offered from 7am – 6pm.  Many days include a field trip or special visitors. Special activities and themes are planned for all holiday care days. Holiday Care normally includes gross motor time in the gym or outside and one hour of swim. Parents must provide all meals and snacks. Planned activity schedules are available either below, sent to those registered, or per request at least one week in advance. The Holiday program is open to all children Kindergarten – 8th grade. To enroll, please complete the Holiday Care registration packet and sign up at the membership desk. Enrollment for Holiday Care is based upon availability and offered first come first serve. Additional holiday care days may be considered if there is a need.

First Child $45, Second Child $40

Fall 2017 Holiday Care Registration Packet

Contact Ashley McKay for additional information.

Registration Information

Children are accepted throughout the year on a space available basis.  All participants must have a YMCA membership to enroll.  The Rocky Run YMCA is a subsidy participating agency. Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify. For more information,  please contact  610-627-9622.  All registration information is available online or at the membership desk.  Please complete the information and contact Devin Manion– Senior Program Director ext. 1214 or Ashley McKay– School Age Director ext. 1211 for further enrollment details. Appointments for enrollment and billing questions may be directed to Donna Patton in the business department at ext. 1215.

What to Expect:

  • Full day programs run daily following times and schedules provided.
  • Parents are encouraged to be involved in their children’s learning experience as a partner in education.
  • The center is staffed through carefully selected teachers whose educational background, enthusiasm, and talent create an atmosphere that is fun and enriching.
  • Are housed in a licensed facility or school site that is safe, clean, and attractive.
  • Combine exercise for the body, challenge for the mind and inspiration for the spirit.
  • A stimulating environment filled with texture, sights, and sounds.
  • A curriculum that includes: language development, reading and math readiness, love of the fine arts, gross and fine motor development, and socialization.
  • Lessons that incorporate individualized learning needs, observations, assessments, and conferences with parents.

Keystone STARS is the state initiative that encourages and supports Early Childhood and School Age programs to develop and sustain higher levels of quality, in order to strengthen outcomes for children and families and improve school readiness.

Current Programs Offered:

Younger Toddlers (1 – 2 years)

Older Toddlers (2 – 3 yearss)

Preschool (3-5 years)

Before School, After School, and Kindergarten Enrichment (SACC)

For more information on our Child Care programs please view the Child Care section of the program guide. The program guide is located under the Downloads section of this page.


Family Handbook

2017 CDC Reservation Form

Family & Community Resources

2017-2018 School Age Child Care (SACC) Registration Packet– registration begins March 1, 2017 for current families and March 15, 2017 for new families.

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Ashley McKay
Program Director- School Aged Child Care

Devin Manion
Senior Program Director