Welcome to the Greater Newburyport YWCA.


afterschool childcare

The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care licensed afterschool programs run by the YWCA Greater Newburyport give parents the freedom to pursue their professional goals while their children participate in safe, affordable, quality programs. Children have the opportunity to explore, discover and expand their cognitive and social skills in a caring, supportive environment. Our curriculum is threaded with experiences that encourage children develop an appreciation for diversity, a sense of their leadership potential and a value for community service.

our philosophy

Our childcare programs provide a warm, caring atmosphere where children are accepted unconditionally. All programs are inclusive, open to all children regardless of color, race, economic status, religious background, or family composition. Staff members strive to create an environment, which is a careful balance between reliable security and stimulation that fosters exploration and growth.

Our activities and curriculum:

  • promote a sense of self-worth: A positive self-concept is the bedrock of all learning and growth.
  • foster independence and self-discipline: These two elements are necessary ingredients for problem solving and achievement.
  • provide opportunities for success: This encourages risk taking and appropriate expansion of parameters.
  • meet each child’s unique needs whenever possible: A concept which builds trust and a respect for others.
  • create a caring, respectful community: This sense of community grows from the individual program to the school, family, and the community at large.

our programs

School’s Out

The YWCA offers afterschool care at the Bresnahan School from dismissal until 6 pm Monday through Friday for the full curriculum days of the Newburyport Public Schools.  School’s Out students in grades K-3 participate in activities in the cafeteria, gym and outdoor playground. The program includes time for planned curriculum, homework, physical activities and entertaining fun. Healthy snacks are provided.  Two, three and five day options are available.

School’s Out Information, please contact the Site Director at 978-225-6210 x 21 or click here for email.


The YWCA provides high quality afterschool care for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students at our Pond Street branch from dismissal to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday for the full curriculum days of the Newburyport Public Schools.  Our experienced and committed staff provides the physical space, engaging activities and social experiences to enable children to have a successful and fun after school experience. There will be time in each day for homework, healthy snacks, physical activities and fun!  Two, three and five day options are available.

YWkids Information, please contact the Site Director at 978-225-6210 x 21 or click here for email.

Vacation and Early Release Days

The YWCA offers EEC licensed programming at the Bresnahan School during the February and April Vacations.  Early Release day options are available at both the Bresnahan and Molin programs based on space availability.  For information, please contact the Site Coordinator at 978-225-6210 x 21 or click here for email.

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