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Afterschool Care Program

Registration for 2015/16 School Year Begins July 6.

For $6.50 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.

Questions?  Email CHILDCARE

2:45 pm -5:30 pm

Highland – Cafeteria

Hillcrest – Cafeteria

Ridgewood – Cafeteria

Helena – Cafeteria

Langham – Cafeteria

Little Cypress – Cafeteria

Van Buren/Taft – Van Buren Cafeteria

Woodcrest – Cafeteria



3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Tyrrell Elementary -Gymnasium
Lucian Adams Elementary -Cafeteria
Sam Houston –Transported to Tyrrell or Lucian Adams



Registration Fee (non-refundable)

Single Child – $30.00
Multiple Children – $50.00
Member Rates
Weekly- $32.00 first child
$27.00 each additional
Non-Member Rates
Weekly- $42.00 first child
$37.00 each additional

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 – Ages 6 Weeks to 5 Years


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 1 1/2 hours)



Download our General Information Guide.