Year-round and Seasonal Childcare

A Path with a Purpose

The Y offers youth a path with a purpose. From early childhood to their teen years and beyond.

The destination? A well-balanced adult with character, ambition and social skills. The Y’s life programs are designed to better prepare youth for their future with skills, confidence and social awareness that is needed to thrive on their path into adulthood.

Infant to Teen

Your child’s full purpose is found here.

The Y offers more than just programs, each is a step along a journey to being a competent, confident, connected, compassionate adult with high character that contributes to their community.

Infants and Toddlers


Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Enriching Programs for Kids and Teens

The Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA provides drop-in childcare while you workout and on Saturdays, before & after school activities, and camps for every stage of childhood. Our programs are more than just an after school or summer activity. Together, they become a pathway toward being a successful, well-balanced adult- to aim higher and expect more of themselves and to reach their ultimate potential. Let your child discover their full potential at the Y.


Before & After School

Before and after school hours shape the rest of your kids lives. At the Y, the school year out of school time programs are more than a place to go- they provide a path with a purpose. The Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA provides safe, quality and affordable programs at over 20 sites across Arlington, Mansfield and Kennedale in Arlington ISD, private schools and charter schools. The Y is the largest child care provider in the nation and we consider it an honor to serve the Arlington-Mansfield Area! Most Y After School programs are offered on-site at your child’s school, making drop off and pick up convenient for parents.

More Benefits

Summer Childcare

Offered at locations around the Arlington-Mansfield area, YMCA Day Camp is the best place for your child to get out and get active. Activities may include sports and outdoor games, creative and performing arts, archery, engineering and nature exploration. Children can tailor their camp experience by registering for the ultra-spirited traditional camp experience or specialty excursions which combines the traditional fun of YMCA summer programs with the more specialized skills (by providers or YMCA experts).

Camp Info

YMCA Camp Carter

Whether kids are coming for a week in summer or as a family during the school year, camp is for trying new things, creating memories and having a blast! From horseback riding and climbing towers to arts and crafts, water sports and zip lines, there’s something for everyone. Check out all the ways that you can escape to the woods and enjoy quality time and epic experiences at YMCA Camp Carter.

YMCA Camp Carter

Be Why Lives in Your Community Change

The Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA is Hiring!

Assist with providing quality care in childcare and camp settings by teaching values, ensuring safety and facilitating structured play and educational activities. Make an impact by providing a quality experience to children and families that focuses on ensuring that youth feel successful and thrive.

Child Safety Commitment

The Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA does not tolerate the mistreatment or abuse of youth in our programs. Our organization performs criminal background checks, including screening through the national sex offender registry, on candidates prior to employment and on program and board volunteers prior to volunteering. Anyone with a background of mistreatment or abuse to youth will not be considered for employment or volunteer opportunities with our organization. As well, all reports of suspicious or inappropriate behavior with youths or allegations of abuse will be taken seriously. Our organization will fully cooperate with authorities to investigate all cases of alleged abuse.

Frequently Asked Questions

Before School: 6:30 AM is the start time, the program ends whenever the school day starts. After School: We start our program at dismissal time and program end time is 6:30 P.M. 

Activities include but are not limited to: crafts, group games, stations, and character building time.

Before School: Directly to the cafeteria for breakfast/ to class. Depending on parent preference. Child needs to know where to go.

Yes, Call or text the site phone upon arrival.

Before school: This location varies per site but it will either be the gym or cafeteria. After school: This location varies per site but the main location will either be the gym or cafeteria. On occasion there will be playground time or library time.
Yes, We provide a 2 component snack with water for after school.

After school: Notify your site director via call or text on the site phone if your child will be absent. Your director will always Call and make sure your child should not be in attendance.

Staff will ALWAYS id whomever is picking up your child to make sure they are on your child’s approved pick-up list.

Since the child is taking a spot that another child cannot enroll in, regardless of attendance parents are required to pay for the weekly rate. No weeks will be pro-rated by attendance.

Parents are required to notify the Before/After School Director or Associate Executive Director of After school via email to cancel. All cancellations must be sent by Wed the week prior to avoid being drafted. If cancellation is not sent by draft date no refunds will be issued.

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