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Childcare & Before/After School Care

The Y is devoted to children and youth of all ages, and it is our mission to provide them with every opportunity to be happy, self-confident, engaged, and ready for their next phase of life. No matter whether it is our Discovery Friends Early Childhood Education Program our Y-Works Before and After School Programs, or our Youth Sports Activities, we encourage your child’s total development, teaching them new skills, challenging them intellectually and physically, expanding their creativity, and helping them to mature socially. Everything we do is aligned with our core values of honesty, respect, caring, and responsibility.

Discovery Friends Early Childhood Education
(Ages 2.5 - 5 years old)

Y-Works Before & After School
(Kindergarten - 6th Grade)

Download our Discovery Friends Early Childhood Education Brochure
Download our Y-Works Before & After School Program Brochure 

Download our Childcare Registration Form
(On-Site Registration at the Bangor YMCA is Required)

Our Discovery Friends Early Childhood Education program, as well as our Y-Works Before and After School, have been meeting the needs of families for more than 36 years. We have provided Childcare and Before and After School programs for more than 10,000 children since 1978. That is a lot of experience, a lot of fun, and a lot of happy children who have grown up with us!

We believe the most important people in a child’s life are his/her parents or guardians. That is why we want to work with you and what is best for your child. We have an Open Door/Open Communication policy to ensure that each child is being given exactly what he/she needs to excel and feel confident, secure, and loved. We are a team that wants only the best for your child.

The Y Discovery Friends Early Childhood Education team of professionals are experienced, well-trained, and loving individuals chosen for their warmth, creativity, knowledge of children, and commitment to excellence. Our staff is nurturing individuals who understand child development, and respect each child as an individual. Every member of our team is CPR Certified, Safety and First-Aid Trained, and exceeds the State of Maine licensing requirements for additional training hours. We are proud of our entire team of childcare professionals.

For more information, contact our Youth Development Director Jodie Burckhard at jburckhard@bangorY.org or call 207-941-2808.