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Child Development


As a benefit for our members, our family centers offer complementary childcare for up to two hours per day while you workout or relax in our facilities. Children are welcome between the ages of six weeks to six years. Staff provide loving care for your little ones giving you peace of mind, giving your children a safe, fun place to play.

For your child’s first visit to our Child Development Center, please visit our Welcome Center to complete a registration form providing background information about your child. To sign your child up, please present the staff with your membership card. This way, we can identify you as the parent or guardian and ensure your child’s safety.

School Support Program

Partnering with Dorchester District 2, the Y is offering options for students to provide academic support and childcare. The goal of these programs is to ensure access to safe, affordable child supervision that promotes extended learning and includes support for remote and virtual learning. Programs will follow the DD2 calendar and bell schedule. We are offering full-day, before or after school for half-day, after school care, middle school CREW and high school Leaders. To learn more, please click here.

Little Learner’s Program

The Little Learner’s Program provides children with the opportunity to learn, laugh and play in a structured setting while growing socially, emotionally and intellectually. Children enjoy a warm atmosphere in which they have the opportunity to engage in themed activities throughout the day. The curriculum of the program includes High Scope Curriculum and YUSA Healthy Me Curriculum. Children also enjoy activities such as yoga, gymnastics, arts and crafts. The 3-5 year olds also go swimming and enjoy weekly field trips.

For more information, please contact:

Oakbrook Family Center: Andrea Dorman, Family Programs Director | [email protected] or 843-871-5011

Homeschool YMCA Physical Education

Homechoolers will improve their strength, endurance, coordination, balance and energy levels through gymnastics, swimming and fitness activities. In this 8-week program, you can choose two option: Gymnastics (one or two days/week) or Gymnastics and Swimming (two days a week).

For more information, please contact:

[email protected]

After School Care

At the Y, we believe all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Our Afterschool programs provide a fun, safe place for kids to learn, grow and thrive.

With a focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enrichment, Y Afterschool Programs take place in a caring and encouraging environment at our family centers. We empower youth by providing programming that, in addition to giving them something to do, builds academic and creative abilities. And, our Inclusion programs allow children with special needs to participate in activities alongside their peers and create a mutual sense of belonging.

Kids Day’ Out

When school is out, camp is in! The Summerville Family YMCA offers Kids’ Day Out holiday day camp during no school days (following the Dorchester District 2 calendar). Children will make new friends and have fun in a safe and structured environment. All camp activities take place under the guidance of trained Summerville Family YMCA counselors, who embrace the values of our organization. Our holiday day camp program includes games, crafts, swimming and more for children ages 5 to 12. Come for one day of camp, or sign up for the whole week. Get ready for a day of summer camp during the school year!

Child Development Schedules


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