What is the Youth Educational Support (YES) Program?

Please Note:

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, space in the YES program is limited to ensure safety and social distancing of all participants and staff. We encourage you to read your location’s Health and Safety Plan and enroll as soon as possible.

Turning in paperwork does NOT guarantee care. Upon completion of paperwork, a center director will call or email to confirm your child’s enrollment and start date.


Say YES! to a Great School Year!

In the 2020-2021 school year, many districts in Berks County have opted to begin the semester virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, for many parents, the option to stay home with their child may not be feasible, leaving them struggling to find a safe and engaging space for their children to be during the day. That’s why our Y now offers a full-day care option for children in grades K-6 that supports students in their virtual learning experience: introducing the YES Program.

The YES Program is available at our Mifflin Area YMCA, Reading YMCA, and YMCA Early Learning Center located in Fleetwood and is available for students learning on fully virtual or hybrid schedules. In our centers, we provide a safe, engaging place to play and learn so that you can rest easy knowing your child is making the most of their time. Here is just a short list of what you can expect from your YES Program Location:

  • Ensuring your child is engaging with virtual learning instructors
  • Dedicated schoolwork time with staff support
  • Fun and Games
  • Time for physical activity
  • Screen breaks throughout the daymk.k
$30 per day / $135 per week

*YMCA Financial Assistance available at all locations. ELRC Funding accepted at Reading YMCA and YMCA Early Learning Center.


Reading YMCA

Handbook | Health & Safety Plan | Email

Wyomissing Area School District (At Reading YMCA)

Handbook | Health & Safety Plan | Email



YMCA Early Learning Center  Fleetwood

Handbook | Health & Safety Plan | Email

Mifflin Area YMCA