Are your children at the Y after school?

January 06, 2016


The Y can meet your child care needs"

Here at the Y, we understand that your children are number.  We want to make sure you have a safe, fun and healthy place to send your child. Whether it for after school day, school days our, or ever head start program; the South Side YMCA can meet your needs. 

Afterschool Program

When kids arrive to the Y after school, they are supervised by staff assiting with homework, provided nutritious snacks, physical activity, arts & crafts and play. The afterschool program is a DCFS licensed program and provides care to children in elementary school. You don’t need to worry about pick up, because the YMCA provides bus services to the following local schools:  

For more information, please contact Lavonna Loving at 773-326-2581 or

Headstart Program 

This is a year-round, full-day child care program for south chicago families.  The YMCA is also one of the largest licensed child care providers in the city.  Our program provides services from our highly qualified staff with low staff-to-child ratios. Children participate in educational activities that promote school readiness in literacy and language, math, science, technology the arts, physical development, self esteem, self control and postive interations with staff and peers.  For more information, please contract Bobbie Dickens at 773-326-2570 or