Children are like sponges - they watch and absorb knowledge, skills, and values from everything and everyone around them. At the Armed Services Y, we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success.

That’s why our childcare programs are staffed with people who understand the cognitive, physical, and social development of kids, the need children have to feel connected and supported in trying new things, and the caring and reinforcement parents and families need to help each other. At our after-school programs at the Y, school-age kids make friends, learn new skills and do homework. With a focus on safety, health, social growth, and academic enhancement, Armed Services Y Before & After School Program serve kindergartners through middle-schoolers with a variety of activity options to explore and develop their interests and talents. Most importantly, they learn how to be their best selves. That makes for confident kids today, and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.




Dedicated and Highly Trained Staff

Staff meet strict YMCA qualifications and have passed criminal background and Child Protective Services checks after careful reference checks are completed. Our staff participates in several training and certification programs, including infant/child CPR, First Aid, prevention/recognition of child abuse, bloodborne pathogens, child development, curriculum planning, and licensing regulations. Staff is trained in a variety of topics, which include activity planning, safety procedures, licensing, child development, and guiding children's behaviors. 

Improving Academic Performance

The Armed Services YMCA is committed to providing an exciting and engaging curriculum that emphasizes core academics and arts. We exercise giving kids a voice and choice to help them achieve their full potential. We create fun and interactive activities designed to improve the social, emotional, and problem-solving skills of children in our Before & After School Program. The Armed Services YMCA's child care programs are licensed by the state of Texas Childcare Licensing to ensure safety and quality. 

Respectful Relationships are formed between the staff and children and the staff and parents. Children have time to play with one another and form lasting friendships. 

A Caring Environment means our space is warm and inviting with activities indoors and outdoors. Activities are geared to the child's interests. Children can play alone, in small or large groups, and schedules are flexible and the atmosphere is relaxed. 

Safety and Health is top priority! We check daily to ensure that all areas your child will be in are clean and free of safety hazards.