Child Care Programs


We believe at the Blair Regional YMCA that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve.  That’s why, through the Y, thousands of youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement .

Today’s families need all the support they can receive in order to nurture the potential of youth. That’s why child care and early learning programs at the Y focus on holistically nurturing child development by providing a safe and healthy place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy and trusting relationships, and build independence through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.


Monday through Friday: 6:30AM to 6:00PM

Parents want the best for their children, including the best start in life. Childcare at the Y is a safe haven dedicated to nurturing young minds. Parents feel at ease knowing their children are being cared for by genuine and supportive staff in an award-winning facility.

Housed in front of Frankstown Elementary School, the YMCA Early Learning Center has been voted the Hometown Favorite Childcare Center for eight years in a row.The YMCA Early Learning Center at Frankstown is also a recipient of a prestigious 4 Stars (the highest honor) by the Keystone Stars Program. The 4 Star designation is based on continuous quality improvements through set standards, training/professional development, assistance, resources, and support. The ratings that the center and staff receive are researched and linked to children’s preparedness for school and children’s social and emotional development.

For more than 20 years the YMCA Early Learning Center at Frankstown has readied the community for school and beyond. Children are placed in age appropriate, safety compliant rooms and participate in learning activities. It is a relief for parents to know that their children are receiving a healthy emotional foundation in the caring hands of a dedicated staff. Parents also feel at ease knowing that their children are being fed breakfast, lunch, and two snacks by professional in-house food service at no additional cost.

There are many attendance options for young children. To learn more, contact the YMCA Early Learning Center at Frankstown by calling (814) 695-3204.

We offer the following early learning programs:

Infant Room: 6 Weeks -12 Months
Young Toddler Room: 1-2 Years
Toddler Room: 2-3 Years
Older Toddler Room: 2-3 Years
Young Preschool Room: 3-4 Years
Older Preschool Room:  4-5 Years
Pre-Kindergarten Room: 4 Yrs - Kindergarten
PA Pre-K Counts Room: 4 Yrs - Kindergarten

CLICK HERE for current Childcare tuition rates


The YMCA Before and After School Programs are licensed by the State of Pennsylvania and each of our school sites have achieved a STAR 4 rating of high quality from the Keystone STARs program. The program is designed to supplement a child’s learning experience. Children participate in interactive learning models that engage critical thinking skills, receive homework assistance, have a chance to socialize, and form long lasting friendships that enhance their development, growth and self-confidence. Our curriculum is based on a program model that focuses on learning enhancement, health and recreation, and building competence and confidence in children. The program runs every regular school day, in a supervised and structured environment, providing a safe after school alternative for children.

Before Care (6:30-9:00AM)

Before Care is a program designed to promote child development by providing activities in the form of Arts & Crafts, games, fitness, etc.

After Care (3:30-6:00PM)

Our After Care program offers an opportunity for children to engage in a variety of activities expanding learning beyond what they experience during school hours, including homework assistance.

Before & After Care is located at:

  • C.W. Longer Elementary - 814-695-2908
  • Foot of Ten Elementary - 814-695-5150
  • YMCA Early Learning Center (Frankstown Elementary) - 814-695-3204


Children are accepted throughout the year on a space available basis. A $25 (non-refundable) registration fee per child is required to register. Only one fee is required if registering for both the Before & After School Programs. Space is limited. Participants are enrolled on a first come, first served basis.

Payment and Monthly Fees

  • Before & After School care for children is based on a flexible pricing policy - only pay for days attended
  • Children MUST BE picked up by 6:00pm to avoid an additional fee
  • A 15% sibling discount is offered on tuition

CLICK HERE for School Age program rates