Error: Embedded data could not be displayed.

School Aged Child Care 

​Research shows that children who participate in afterschool programs are more successful in academics, are healthier, and more often maintain positive behaviors. Afterschool Programming at the Y is specially geared to achieve these results. Call for details at 724-295-9400 or
( .


Register for School Aged Child Care!


Child Care Parent Handbook


PA Department of Public Welfare
All of the sites are licensed by the PA Department of Public Welfare.

Keystone STARS program
We participate in the Keystone STARS program which is an initiative of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning to improve, support, and recognize the
continuous quality improvement efforts of early learning programs in Pennsylvania.

Program hours
6:00 am until school begins and school dismissal
until 6:00 pm.

When is service provided?
Service is provided every school day, during early
dismissals, half days and delays.

Convenience of service
One of the best parts of the program is the convenience of the service. The service can be used as needed, as many people only use the service on snow delays, or as much as it is required to fit your needs.

Elementary Part Time $10/session
Full Time is every morning and afternoon $100

Half days, early dismissals and delays - $25.00

Full day of care - $35.00

We accept CCIS


Located at Buffalo Elementary
Serving Children and Youth in Grades K-5.
Available to Buffalo Elementary children

School Age Child Care gives young people an experience that can last a lifetime and inspire them to continue an involvement with the Y for years to come.

All SACC programs and special days off require a minimum number of participants for the program to run.

Afterschool Programming is designed to help kids in every community succeed, developmentally and academically. Afterschool Programming focuses on five core content
areas: teaching values and social skills, creative
expression, health and well bring, and academic

Art is a great way for a child to express themselves, so
every week the children are encouraged to be creative through crafts or individual projects using many types of media. Each month is devoted to a different theme to
expose the children to new experiences and expand their knowledge on a variety of topics.

Childhood obesity is on the rise. The SACC program is
determined to help fight this epidemic. Healthy snacks are offered to the children every day, and they are also taught about portion control and other healthy eating habits. The children engage in physical activities on a daily basis.

The four core values at the Y are respect, honesty, caring and responsibility. Every day these values are implemented in the structure of our program. Staff members practice positive reinforcement and encourage students to work together to create a healthy, positive atmosphere.

We offer care during holiday vacations, in-service days and snow cancellations at the Allegheny Valley YMCA. These services are not associated with the SACC program. Separate enrollment packets need to be completed for these days off. Call Rebecca for details at 724-295-9400 or email

Child Care and Day Camp Inquiries, (




The Allegheny Valley YMCA Summer Camp program is built around the YMCAs philosophy of the development of spirit, mind, and body. Our Summer Day Camp is a forward thinking program, ever adapting to the changing needs of the youths in our community. Our goal is nothing less than to change the wellness landscape of our entire community, to effectively address learning loss among youth, and to truly accomplish the Ys mission of Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility.
Camp information for 2018 should be available in April of 2018!

Ages 5-12 years old (must have completed kindergarten)

Counselor in Training is ages 13-15 years old.

Flexible Scheduling Options available.

Part Time = 2 or 3 days a week

Full Time = 4 or 5 days a week 

Hours are 6:00am until 6:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Child Care and Day Camp Inquiries, (