Saratoga Springs Branch

School Age/Childcare

Each student must be a Youth or Family member.

  • Youth Membership: $20/month
  • Family Membership: $83/month

Either of these memberships allows your child to also participate in other YMCA programs for free, or at a lower member rate, and use facilities.

B.A.S.E. Program
(Kindergarten-Fifth Grade)
A morning and afternoon program for children to learn, grow and thrive. This NYS licensed program engages Kindergarten through Fifth grade students in fun, social play. Children are empowered through indoor/outdoor activities, creative arts, homework help, large and small group games. This program provides you, the working parent, with a sense of comfort and security.

Locations are as follows:

  • Caroline Street Elementary-AM & PM
  • Dorothy Nolan Elementary-AM & PM
  • Lake Avenue Elementary-AM & PM
  • Milton Terrace Elementary
    (serving all Ballston Spa Elementary Schools)-AM & PM
  • Saratoga Springs Branch
    (serving all Saratoga Springs Elementary & Middle Schools)-AM & PM
  • Wood Road Elementary
    (serving all Ballston Spa Elementary Schools) –AM & PM
  • Greenfield Elementary–AM & PM


  • Full 2019-2020 School Year
  • Monday- Friday, 7:00-9:15 am & 3:00-6:00 pm

Cost (per month):

  • AM ONLY-Members $199/Non Members $249 
  • PM ONLY-Members $245/Non Members $295 
  • AM & PM-Members $369/Non Members 429 
  • Instructors: Each site is staffed at a 1:10 ratio

For more information:

For more about Milton Terrace Elementary and Wood Road Elementary locations please contact Kate Therrien at 518-583-9623, ext. 173 or

For all other locations please contact Maureen Fay at

School Day’s Out
Offered on most weekdays that Saratoga Springs City Schools are not in session. Registration for School Days Out through April 30, 2020 will open on September 1.

Location: Saratoga Springs branch of the YMCA only

Cost: Members $40/Non Members $60

We will offer care on the following days:

September 4—Superintendent’s Conference Day
October 9—Yom Kippur
October 14—Columbus Day
November 5—Superintendent’s Conference Day
November 11—Veteran’s Day
November 27—Thanksgiving Recess
December 23, 26, 27, 30, 31 January 2, 3—Holiday Recess
February 17-21—Mid-Winter Recess
April 10, 13-17—Spring Recess
May 22—Memorial Day Recess
June: any days school is out before Summer Camp begins

Please note that we will not provide care on September 3 (Superintendent’s Conference Day) or January 20 (MLK Jr. Day). We will close School Age Childcare on those days in order to train our staff. 


Note: Classes, dates, times and pricing are subject to change without notice. To verify information, please contact the Saratoga Springs Branch at 518-583-9622. For the following programs, reservations are closed 48 hours prior and space is limited. For more information, please contact Kristi Savage at 518-583-9622, ext. 123 or at Parent or child must be member of the SRYMCA.

Parent’s Night Out I (1-10 years)
Parent’s Night Out is an opportunity for parents to have a Saturday night out! Bring back date night, ladies or guys night out, or movie night. Every Parent’s Night Out, we will be serving pizza, snack size fruit and/or vegetables for older children and a drink. If you pack P.J.’s, we will gladly dress your child before pick-up. Children will enjoy games, crafts and play. Please register at the Member Service Desk. Max. 30

Is your child always making a mess? Sign them up for Sloppy Saturday! Children like to make messes while enjoying sensory stimulating activities. Be sure to dress in clothes that are ok to get sloppy. Children will engage in messy sensory play or crafts; have free play in our bounce houses, pizza and a snack. Please register at the Member Service Desk. Cancellations must be made 3 days in advance for refund. Max: 2

Drop & Shop (1-10 years)
Are your children bored with shopping? Bring them to our mid-day program while mom and dad run errands, do their weekly grocery shopping, or visit the shops downtown! Children will enjoy free play, and crafts. Please register at the Member Service Desk. Max: 7


Saratoga Regional YMCA is offering this American Red Cross certified course which includes all materials and their certification.  Participants are encouraged to volunteer for 6 hours in the KidzCare Rooms at the Saratoga Springs or Wilton Branches.  Registration at the Member Service Desk is required.  Registration closes 48 hours prior to class date. Bring a bag lunch. 

For more information, please contact Kristi Savage at 518-583-9622, ext. 123 or at

Black Friday Drop and Shop is an opportunity to get those Black Friday deals while your children are in a safe environment and having fun! Children will enjoy crafts, games and free play. Breakfast and snack will be served while parents are out shopping. Please register at the Member Service Desk. Space is limited. 

Bring your little elves to the Saratoga Branch to make two take home gifts. We will provide play time, snack and two gifts that they will make themselves. This is also a great time for you to catch up on your holiday shopping while your children make their own gifts to give. Please register at the Member Service Desk. Reservations are closed 48 hours prior. Space is limited. Max. 21

Maureen Fay, School Age Assistant Director, 518-583-9622, ext. 148

For a complete list of the programs being offered during the current session, please view our program guide.