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Afterschool Care Program

Now registering for the 2013/2014 school year.

For $6 a Day (membership rate), the YMCA OF PORT ARTHUR afterschool program provides a safe, supportive environment for your child. The YMCA provides experiences to develop and nurture self-esteem in an inclusive environment. Activities include homework time, snack time, games, arts & crafts, indoor and/or outdoor play ad occasional field trips. The YMCA develops character by teaching and demonstrating values. We use positive adult role models to teach the four basic values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Qualified Staff

The YMCA child care staff must complete 15 hours of training annually. They are also CPR and First Aid trained. Satisfactory background checks are required prior to employment for all staff. The YMCA program operates on a 1:15 staff to student ratio.
Afterschool is held at the following locations:

Hours of Operation: The YMCA After School Care Program is offered Monday – Friday. The after school care sites begin and end at different times. Listed below are the school sites where our programs are offered and where they meet everyday when school is dismissed.

2:45 pm -5:30 pm                          

Highland – Cafeteria

Hillcrest – Cafeteria

Ridgewood – Cafeteria

Taft – Cafeteria

Helena – Cafeteria

Langham – Cafeteria

Van Buren – Cafeteria


2:45 pm – 6:00 pm

Woodcrest – Cafeteria

Little Cypress – Cafeteria

East Chambers – Cafeteria

Mauriceville – Cafeteria

West Orange Stark – Cafeteria

3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Sam Houston – Cafeteria

Tyrrell – Gym

Adams – Cafeteria/ Room 108



Registration Fee (non-refundable)

Single Child – $30.00
Household Registration – $50.00 (must be living at the same address)
Member Rates
Weekly- $30.00 first child
$25.00 each additional
Non-Member Rates
Weekly- $40.00 first child
$35.00 each additional child

Reasonable affordable fees are offered to provide an opportunity for all children to participate. Our financial assistance sliding fee scale is available to families based on income level. Financial assistance availability is contingent on availability of funds.
Registration form

  Parent Handbook


Nursery Hours


8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Monday thru Friday


5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Monday thru Thursday

*FREE for members $5 for non-members (nursery stay limited to 2 hours)

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