Youth Development

ymca Youth Development department

About Us

The YMCA of Greater San Antonio has placed the needs of kids, families and communities first for more than 130 years. The YMCA of Greater San Antonio is one of the largest youth service agencies in San Antonio. The Northeast YMCA Y School Age program began school-age child care in 1983. In 2007, the YMCA of Greater San Antonio consolidate child care programs to ensure equality throughout the city of San Antonio and surrounding communities. The objective of our child care programs is to provide each community with comprehensive, school-based support services that can impact the lives of young children and their families. Our value-based YMCA curriculum helps to develop the whole child, with activities that focus on developing skills that support children to become self-confident learners. The curriculum is designed to keep the children actively involved in a fun, safe, enriching environment during non-school hours. The Youth Development department offers a wide range of programs utilizing community facilities. The Youth Development department has been recognized as a national leader in the development of community-based child care.

Y After School is a state licensed child care center and provides after-school care for 48 public schools. The school districts include: San Antonio I.S.D., Medina Valley I.S.D., Southwest I.S.D., La Vernia I.S.D., New Braunfels I.S.D., Boerne I.S.D., Alamo Heights I.S.D., Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City I.S.D. We also have partnerships with 2 charter schools: Sunshine Cottage and KIPP Un Mundo. The Y School Age Program serves over 4,000 children annually.

YDay Camp is conducted in multiple locations in San Antonio and surrounding areas that operate during school holidays, spring break and summer for school-age children. All sites meet state and local regulatory standards. These sites are located in public schools, facilities and community churches. The Y-Day Camp program serves over 1000 kids annually.

Y Early Learning Centers includes three day care centers that provide quality care for children between the ages of 4 weeks and 5 years old.  YELC SOUTHSIDE is located in the Y LIVING Center at 835 W. Southcross Blvd. Our newest centers are YELC DOWNTOWN located at 440 Labor street, and YELC at Haven for Hope at 600 Leal.  Our preschool centers serve 450 kids annually.



YMCA Mission

To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs
that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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