As the largest provider of school-age programs in Frederick County, we help hundreds 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 services programming, we give children the solid foundation they need to thrive—not only in school, but beyond.
Our Before and After School Enrichment (B.A.S.E.) program is for school aged children beginning with Kindergarten, and operates from 6:30 a.m. until the regular school day begins, and after school from school dismissal until 6:30 p.m. We follow the Frederick County school calendar and offer care on days that school opens late or dismisses early. On most school closing days, we also provide child care at designated sites. Children are provided with a nutritious snack every afternoon.
2018-2019 BASE Registration dates
Registration is ongoing as space permits. To register please come to the Downtown Y or Green Valley Y (for Kemptown and Green Valley).
The YMCA accepts MSDE Purchase of Care /Child Care Subsidy Vouchers. Vouchers must accompany all registrations. For more information about POC please use the following link:
MSDE has just recently announced changes to the child care subsidy levels to help more families. Families who do not receive voucher assistance may apply for YMCA financial assistance for B.A.S.E. A denial letter from POC must accompany all financial assistance applications. YMCA Financial Assistance applications are available at the Downtown Y or you can click here to download. Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing completed applications. Call 301-663-5131 ext. 1287 for more information. Funds for financial assistance through the Y are made available through contributions to the Annual Campaign.
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|2018-2019 BASE Extra Day of Care Form||50.6 KB|
|2018-2019 BASE Fall Parent Handbook||381.6 KB|
|2018-2019 BASE Registration Packet (School Year)||8.1 MB|
|2018-2019 Half Day Closing Memo||140.7 KB|
|Child Care Inclement Weather Policy 2018-2019||201.6 KB|
|Child Care/BASE Emergency Electronic Form||936.2 KB|
|Health Packet Inventory||467.7 KB|
|Medication Authorization Form||64.0 KB|
|Request to Disenroll/Transfer/Re-enroll||64.7 KB|