Half Day Kindergarten

Half Day Kindergarten childcare

Half Day Kindergarten

Our Half Day Kindergarten programs are designed to provide stimulating and enriching programs for kindergarten students attending local public schools. The YMCA will transport children to or from their public school to our program locations. Our curriculum enhances recreational and social skills through arts & crafts, learning centers, music, games, physical education, special events, and more!

Partial-day kindergarten programs pose a practical problem: what if neither of the parents is available to care for their children during the time they are out of school? The answer is the YMCA’s Half Day Kindergarten program. Provided across the Harrisburg area, this program makes every hour outside of school full of age-appropriate activity. We always aim to build on the school day while offering your favorite YMCA programs. The ultimate mix of learning and play!

If your family needs a little extra assistance during the school year, the YMCA is here to help. With themed weeks and educational activities, our teachers are excited to help your child learn and grow. This program fills up very quickly, so make sure that you contact us as soon as you know your child will be attending kindergarten in a qualifying school district. If your child requires full-day care or has moved on to grade school, you can learn more about our YMCA Child Development Centers and School Age Child Care programs.

We can’t wait to see you at the YMCA!

Friendship YMCA

The Friendship YMCA offers a Half Day Kindergarten program for students attending North Side Elementary School in the Central Dauphin School District. Weekly pool and gym time is included! We accept CCIS subsidies.


Friendship YMCA
5000 Commons Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17112


  • $153.00 per week
  • All day care available at no extra cost on snow days and in-service days


  • $40.00 non-refundable application fee per family
  • $10.00 annual program fee per child


For more information on this upcoming program, contact Nicole Trianosky at Nicole.Trianosky@ymcaharrisburg.org

West Shore YMCA - Kids in Motion

The West Shore YMCA offers a Kids-in-Motion Half Day Kindergarten program with various school districts in the area.

2022/2023 Registration:

  • Open to any child currently enrolled in either AM or PM Kindergarten
  • Located at the West Shore YMCA
  • AM class is available from 7:00 AM until 12:30 PM for students attending Green Ridge, Hampden, Hoover and Winding Creek as well as other schools not labeled as PM class.
  • PM class is available from 12:30 PM until 6:00 PM for students attending Monroe, Shaull, Silver Spring, & Sporting Hill as well as other schools not labeled as AM class.
  • Transportation is provided to Green Ridge, Hampden, Hoover and Winding Creek Elementary Schools for the AM program and is provided from Monroe, Shaull, Silver Spring, and Sporting Hill for the PM program.
  • Activity Enrichment Centers Include: Arts and Crafts, Blocks, Imaginative Play, Listening and Reading, Math, and Science
  • Swimming Lessons, Water Park and Gym activities are included
  • Snack is provided
  • Kids Klub/SACC wrap-around program is available if needed at no additional cost.


  • $650.00 per month
  • $50.00 registration fee


The Kids-in-Motion 2022-23 registrations can only be submitted through email to Mandy.Mumma@ymcaharrisburg.org beginning Monday, January 31st at 9:00 AM. No in-person paper registrations will be taken at this time. Please contact the Child Care Office for additional information on registration.

For more information about our Kids-In-Motion Half Day Kindergarten program, please contact the West Shore YMCA at (717) 737-9622.

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