Before & After School Enrichment (BASE) Programs

Learn Without Limits


When you need convenient and affordable before and after-school care, this program is for you. As with all of our YMCA youth care and enrichment opportunities, this program is specifically designed to meet the developmental characteristics and needs of the youth we serve.

BASE programs provide a safe environment where young people build friendships and get homework support.

The values and skills a young person develops early are vital building blocks for the quality of their adult life - This is why we use a curriculum to create a nurturing environment where children can create, challenge themselves and expand their horizons.

The Y is committed to providing excellence in all of our youth development programs, which is why we participate in the Keystone Stars Quality Initiative program. This state-wide initiative of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning takes a continuous, systemic approach to assess, improve and communicate the level of quality in early and school-age care and education programs in Pennsylvania.

Closing the Achievement Gap
Our BASE programs emphasize the core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility, and we strive to be the preferred choice of all families regardless of their financial situation.

If you have any questions, please contact the Youth Development Business Office Monday through Friday from 7am – 4:30pm at (412) 573-4166.

The YMCA-licensed locations follow the PA childcare codes. Follow the link for any questions.


As the largest provider of school-age programs in the Greater Pittsburgh area, we help thousands of children every day reach their fullest potential in a welcoming, supportive environment. By incorporating the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility into all of our youth programs, we give children the solid foundation they need to thrive.

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If when you register you may be put on a waitlist if your location is full. Please still register as we have spots and will contact you with your final registration within 48 hours.