Welcome to the
The YMCA Branch Name strengthens the foundations of our community through well-being and fitness, camps, family time, swim, sports and play, and other activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities. We’re more than just a place to work out. At the Y, we help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do.
With a commitment to nurturing youth development, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.
Welcome to the Rome Family Y Child Care Programs!
**Child Watch (FREE babysitting service for members while using the Y facility)
**School Age Child Care (Before School, After School, 1/2 Days, Snow Days, Vacation Days for children ages 5-12 years old)
We can watch your children for you while you work out at the YMCA! This service is FREE with your YMCA Family or Youth Membership and is open for ages infant-12 years old. Please note there is a 1 1/2 hour time limit. The children's health and safety is our main priority, all children must be signed in and out by an adult over the age of 18 years old. We also ask that all children are free of illness at the time of their visit. *Please note that all children must wear socks or slippers and no shoes are allowed. Bare feet are not permitted. Light snack is also permitted. Be aware that staff are not able to diaper any child.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday 8:30am-12:00pm
Monday - Thursday 4:00pm-7:00pm
Friday - 4:00pm-6:30pm
Saturday - 8:30am - 11:00am
School Age Child Care
We are delighted to serve your family's child care needs. We are committed to providing a safe and nurturing experience for your child with plenty of opportunities for growth in spirit, mind and body.
Our YMCA school age child care programs serve children 5 through 12 years old. This is a crucial period in a child's life, where social, physical and mental skills are all being learned and developed. In all of our settings, ideas of self worth are developed, relationships with peers and adults are experienced, and young bodies grow strong and competent.
YMCA child care programs are non-profit programs. Our New York State licensed programs are designed to provide each child with a variety of positive, healthy, and interesting hands on activities each day using our center- based curriculum. Our staff are thoroughly trained and experienced working with children. Many of our staff have, or are working towards, degrees in education or are seeking a career in a childcare related field. We provide our staff with ongoing trainings throughout the year. All of our staff and programs meet New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) requirements and regulations.
We offer programs in the Westmoreland, New Hartford, Utica, Oneida, Rome areas with 20 sites combined regionally. For more specific information, please see each YMCA's Branch information or contact one of our School Age Child Care Directors below who will be happy to answer any of your questions! We look forward to serving you and your family!
If you print out the registration form and mail in to our office, please make sure each of the items on the forms are filled out completely. Your child is not considered registered and cannot begin the program until all information is complete. Please pay particularly close attention to the emergency contact information and who is approved to pick up your child in the parent's absence. Thank you for helping to insure our program is safe!
Who We Serve:
Rome School District
*Bellamy Elementary *Denti Elementary *Gansevoort Elementary
*John E. Joy Elementary *Ridge Mills Elementary *Staley Upper Elementary
*Stokes Elementary *Rome Catholic K-6
*AM Program held at Rome YMCA- all participants bused to their respective schools
(Snow Day, Vacation Day and Summer Day Camp Programming are open to children from any school)
Westmoreland School District
*Westmoreland Elementary K-4 *Westmoreland Middle School 5-6
*PM Program held at the Elementary School
To learn more about our child safety partners, please visit:
Did you know the YMCA accepts Madison and Oneida County child care subsidies??
Don't qualify for a subsidy? We also offer YMCA Financial Assistance!
YMCA Child Care can be affordable for any family!
Regional School Age Child Care, Child Watch and Summer Camp Team Leader for Rome and New Hartford