After School/Holiday Program

The YWCA’S After School Program, Kids World, serves children 4-12 years old in over 16 school locations throughout Chemung and Schuyler Counties.  YWCA  Elmira & the Twin Tiers makes program excellence, enrichment, and your child's safety our priorities. Quality school programs don't just happen; they are the result of careful curricular planning and creative efforts on the part of YWCA staff members.

As a provider, our goal is to deliver a positive and rewarding experience for every child and to exceed your family's expectations. Our licensed and registered child care programs proudly serve youth in multiple locations throughout these three counties.

  • After School Care available from school dismissal to 6:00 pm at local schools, YWCA Site 5:30 pm.

  • Homework assistance provided

  • Providing quality, affordable care for over 30 yrs

  • Program licensed through the New York State Office of Children & Family Services

  • Annual Training for Staff

  • Background Screening for all program staff: Statewide Central Register Database Check/New York State Fingerprints Criminal history record check

  • Safe and healthy environment

Kids World Locations

4 school districts

  • Elmira

  • Elmira Heights 

  • Spencer Van Etten

  • Finn Academy (at YWCA)

  • Horseheads

After School Program Fees:

Registration Fee 

$55 per child

4 to 5 days per week

$260 per month for one child ($65.00 per week)

$200 per month for each additional child


3 days per week

$190 per month for one child ($47.50 per week)

$150 per month for each additional child

Full Day Program fees at the YWCA

Time 6:30 am - 5:30 pm

$36 per day for one child

$29 per day for each additional child

Half Day Conference days fees at YWCA

Time 10:45 am - 5:30 pm

$28 per day for one child

$23 per day for each additional child




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YWCA Elmira will be closed on the following holidays... 

  • Labor Day

  • Thanksgiving Day

  • Day After Thanksgiving

  • Christmas Eve- New Years Day

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day​

  • Presidents Day

  • Memorial Day

  • Juneteenth

  • July 4th


For 2021-2022, will change each academic year

Before School Program Fees & Locations:

4 to 5 days per week:

$95 per month for one child ($23.75 per week)

$85 per month for one child

3 days or less per week:

$55 per month for one child 

$49 per month for each additional child


Horseheads Central School District: 
Gardner Road & Ridge Road School Cafeteria 

Time: 6:30 - 9:00 am 

Horseheads School District students may be bused from Gardner Road & Ridge Road School to your child's home elementary school at Center St or Big Flats.





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2021 Summer Enrichment Fees:

Enrollment Fee: $55.00

  • For families new to Kids World

Full-time (4-5 days per week)

  • One Child - $170.00 week

  • Each Additional Child - $145.00 week

Part-time (3 days per week)

  • One Child - $ 120.00 week

  • Each Additional Child - $95.00 week

The summer program fee includes breakfast, a mid-morning snack, lunch, an afternoon snack, swimming and all costs associated with weekly field trips. (Payment is non-refundable if your child does not attend.)​

Payments are to be made each week by Friday of the previous week.


Summer Prepay Discount: A 10% discount is granted when paying the tuition in full and in advance with cash or a paper or electronic check. A minimum of 7 weeks enrollment is required to receive the discount. Tuition must be paid by June 18th to be eligible for this discount.

PAYMENT ASSISTANCE: Eligible parents may qualify for child care assistance from the Chemung County Department of Social Services. Call 607-734-3941.

The YWCA Summer Enrichment Program aims to provide high quality care for kindergarten through sixth grade children. The program includes activities which encourage creativity, independence, responsibility and fun. The teaching staff prepares weekly plans which include a wide range of supervised activities. The children are involved in the planning of activities. 
  • Arts and crafts
  • Daily snack(s) 
  • Indoor/outdoor sports and games 
  • Water activities  
  • Special projects and events 
  • Cook outs
  • Guest Presenters
  • Summer Literacy Programs
  • Character enrichment activities 
  • Field trips
  • Local Park Visits
  • Scientific exploration & experimentation
All activities are designed to promote positive self-esteem, appreciation and respect for each child/s background and culture. The Program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion or national origin or solely on the basis of HIV status. Every effort will be made to admit a disabled child who can benefit from the program and if reasonable modifications can be made to accommodate the child.

Program Session:
8 weeks - Monday, June 28th through Friday, August 20th
Location: YWCA, 211 Lake St. Elmira
Ages: 5-12 year olds Hours: 6:30 am – 5:30 pm


Six Week Program Session:
July 6th - August 13th
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Ages 5-12

Program Locations:
Hendy Elementary
Ridge Road
Please enroll in your chosen Summer Cohesion site before enrolling in Summer Cohesion Wrap at that location.

2021 After Cohesion Program Fees 
4-5 days per week:
Cost for One Child - $60.00 week
Cost for Two Children - $115.00 week

Payments should be made by Friday of each week for continued enrollment.




For Program questions, concerns,and/or inquiries please send Debbie Semski, Kids World Director an email, below.

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For Billing Related questions, concerns and/or Inquiries please send Finance Assistant, an email below.

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