Pittsfield Family YMCA
292 North Street | Pittsfield, MA 01201
P. 413-499-7650 | F. 413-443-6791

Youth Development

Nurturing the potential of every child and teen

Childcare

  • NAEYC Accredited Childcare: For children 1 month to pre-kindergarten. Full-day and half-day care is available with a two-day minimum requirement. The Y’s childcare is accredited through the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) . The prestigious NAEYC designation is a national voluntary accreditation system that sets high standards for early childhood education programs with defined curriculum guidelines. Participants receive a FREE youth membership. Contact Childcare Director Laurie Vanuni at 413-499-7650 x45. 
  • Licensed Elementary Before- and After-school Care: Our before- and after-school program is from 6:30-9 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. at the Y downtown location and from 7-9 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. at our satellite schools: Crosby, Allendale, Egremont, and Williams. The Y also offers after-school care at Richmond Consolidated School and Stearns. Children  receive a nutritious afternoon snack, homework assistance, outdoors and gym activities, arts and crafts projects, group initiative games, as well as many other enriching activities. All sports and fitness activities are based on the SPARK program with defined fitness curriculum which is made possible by the Carol M. White Physical Education Program and Pittsfield CAN (Connecting Activity and Nutrition). Participants receive a FREE youth membership to the Y. Contact Youth Development Director Jessica Rumlow at 413-499-7650 x11 or jrumlow@pittsfieldfamilyymca.org. For more information, click here.
  • Herberg Middle School After-school Care: This program aims to provide a fun, healthy and safe active program for students. The program includes a healthy snack, homework assistance and sports and fitness activities such as speedball, tennis, baseball, hockey, basketball, soccer, dance, football, whiffleball, hiking, and dodgeball. All sports and fitness activities are based on the SPARK program. Sponsored by the Carol M. White Physical Education Program and Pittsfield CAN (Connecting Activity and Nutrition), the program runs Monday through Friday from 2:30-5:30 p.m. on all full school days. Cost: $10/week or $3/day. To register, visit the Welcome Center. Contact Justine Gingras at 413-499-7650 x32 or jgingras@pittsfieldfamilyymca.org.

Education and Leadership

  • SPARK: All sports and fitness activities in our elementary and middle school programs are based on the SPARK program with defined fitness curriculum and made possible through the Carol M. White Physical Education Program and Pittsfield CAN (Connecting Activity and Nutrition).
  • Marilyn Hamilton Literacy Program: Summer program at Pitt Park focusing on literacy and sports activities.
  • Literacy: Our partnership with Pittsfield Promise will help ensure that your child reaches reading requirements by the third grade.

Swim, Sports & Play

  • Group Swim Lessons: Sessions run for 7 weeks and are 1/2-hour lessons weekly. Lessons are open for children 6 months to 12 years old. Registrations are rotational.
  • Private Swim Lessons: Sessions to be determined.
  • Polar Bears Swim Team: Led by Coach Tim Grace, swim team practices are scheduled according to age and ability. All swim team participants MUST be Y members. Several age-based swim team groups are available with different fee structures.
  • Sports Leagues: Our basketball, indoor soccer, outdoor soccer and baseball leagues are open to all boys and girls, starting at age 3. The Y also offers the Saints Football League.
  • Gymnastics, Dance: Our rotational programs are available throughout the year, starting at age 3.

Camp

  • Camp Sumner: Summer day camp for ages 5 years through 9th grade at Berkshire Community College.