Young boy playing on monkey bars at the YMCAChild Care

Caring for our Community’s Future

At YMCA Buffalo Niagara, we strive to meet the needs of our families while providing quality experiences for the children in our programs. From our specialty classes to our before and after school programs, we have something to fit your needs. Our programs are designed to develop children’s social, emotional, and developmental skills while having fun in a safe environment.

Current offerings include:

Financial Assistance

Within the available resources of the organization, YMCA Buffalo Niagara will provide services to any youth, senior, adult, or family who desires to participate and understands the benefits of the YMCA.

Child Care Activities Offered at the YMCA

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Held at the Independent Health Family Branch YMCA Participants must attend all course dates and times to complete the course. Thursday 6/1 - 5:00 - 9:00 PM Friday 6/2 - 5:00 - 9:00 PM Saturday 6/3 - 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday 6/4 - 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Dates: June 1, 2017 - June 4, 2017
Days & Time: Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
YMCA Member Rate: $250.00   Program Member Rate: $300.00

Held at the Southtowns YMCA Participants must attend all course dates and times to complete the course. Here are the specific times with the days Thursday May 25, 6:00 - 9:00 pm Friday May 26, 6:00 - 9:00 pm Saturday May 27, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday May 28, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dates: May 25, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Days & Time: Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
YMCA Member Rate: $250.00   Program Member Rate: $300.00

Parents, enjoy a night out while your kids have a great time at the YMCA! Children will enjoy swimming, playing in the gym and more. Snacks will be provided. Parents/guardians must sign children in and out of the building with a YMCA youth or family member photo ID card; pre-registration beginning on the 1st of each month is required. Swimming is available for children 6-12 years old.

Dates: April 14, 2017
Day & Time: Fri, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
YMCA Member Rate: $0.00   Program Member Rate: $15.00

For anyone looking to get lean, toned and fit fast. Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition, BODYPUMP gives you a total body workout. It will burn up to 430 calories*. Instructors will coach you through the scientifically proven moves and techniques pumping out encouragement, motivation and great music helping you achieve much more than on your own! You?ll leave the class feeling challenged and motivated, ready to come back for more..

Dates: April 8, 2017
Day & Time: Sat, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
YMCA Member Rate: $0.00   Program Member Rate: $0.00

Parents can relax and enjoy a night out knowing that their kids are in a safe and caring environment at the Y! Children are supervised by Y staff and will enjoy swimming, gym games, and snacks. Parents/guardians must sign children in and out of the branch with a photo ID. 24 hour advance registration is required.

Dates: April 7, 2017
Day & Time: Fri, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
YMCA Member Rate: $0.00   Program Member Rate: $15.00