Academic Support Before and After the Bell

Our Before and After School program focus aligns the YMCA’s strengths with key educational milestones: being prepared to learn, reading at grade level, and staying on track academically when entering middle school.

We increase student achievement and reduce risk-taking behaviors through academic support in combination with health and social enrichment programming. Conveniently located on-site, the Y offers students a variety of fun and intentional activities each day before or after school. They’ll enjoy homework help with at least 30 minutes per day of literacy and mathematical support as well as fitness and nutrition education (and a snack)! Outside of academics, we also align programming with the Y’s core values to encourage character development and leadership skills.

Safety Procedure: Masks

The Y is following the district face mask policies of the schools with whom we’re partnered. In Orange County, Y team members will wear masks and students must wear masks unless the Y receives a note from parent excusing student from masking up. Parents must provide Y team members with this directly in addition to providing a note to the school. In Lake and Osceola counties, Y team members will wear masks and we strongly recommend that students also wear masks.


When school is out, the Y steps in! We offer Before and After School programs and Camp programs that keep kids learning, growing, and thriving throughout the entire year.

Before and After School Programs

Bay Lake Elementary

12000 Silverlake Park Dr.
Windermere, FL 34786

Dr. Phillips Elementary

69090 Dr. Phillips Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819

Hillcrest Elementary

1010 E Concord St.
Orlando, FL 32803

Sunset Park Elementary

12050 Overstreet Rd.
Windermere, FL 34786

Vista Lakes Elementary

6050 Lake Champlain Dr.
Orlando, FL 32829

Get Your Child Involved in our Before and After School programs

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Before School


7:00 am – 8:00 am

Students Arrive

7:00 am – 7:30 am

Personal Activity

7:30 am – 8:00 am

Organized Group Activity

8:00 am – 8:30 am

Clean up and Breakfast

8:30 am

Dismissal to School

After School


3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Students Arrive

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Snack and Devotion

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Academic Enrichment

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Personal Activity

5:45 pm – 6:00 pm


Find Your Program

Registration Update

If you’re a family that’s currently enrolled in Tangelo Park or Spring Lake elementary schools and looking to enroll in future weeks of care, the YMCA Elementary School Programs team will be communicating with you via email to share a registration link for your child’s school.

At this time, traditional registration is on hold for Bay Lake, Dr. Phillips, Hillcrest, Sunset Park, and Vista Lakes elementary schools. Due to an unexpectedly high volume of registrations, the program has reached capacity sooner than anticipated at these locations. As we evaluate program capacity and changes in enrollment, we’ll be reaching out to families on the waitlist as space comes available. If you would like to reserve a space on our waiting list, please fill out the following form.

Join the Waitlist