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Before & After School Enrichment (BASE)

The Greensburg YMCA BASE program is a positive environment in which children can thrive. The program is set up center based with a variety of stations available for the child to choose from. All sites are at a STAR 1 level through the Keystone STARS program, and licensed by the Department of Human Services. Curriculum is centered around the Y’s Mission and Values which are Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibilities.  Each month there will be a central theme that all activities will be based on.  Participants can expect to keep active through organized play along with crafts, free art, block building, music, group games, and homework/study time. We also provide healthy afternoon snacks to each child. This program is offered within the Hempfield Area, Greensburg Salem and Yough School Districts* along with Aquinas Academy.

2022-2023 BASE Announcement:

Due to a sudden change in staffing, our BASE program is operating at critical staffing shortages, forcing us to adjust our daily schedules.   Beginning Monday, Sept. 12, we are suspending the morning program at  Amos K. Hutchinson Elementary until further notice. We apologize for this closure and understand the hardship it creates.  At this moment, there is no estimated opening date. 

If you are registered for afternoon care, we will still be operating on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Ruokonen at [email protected] or 724.834-0150, ext. 153


Due to staff limitations, as of Aug. 8, 2022, we are only able to open the following programs on a limited basis.

  • West Hempfield Elementary will be open mornings only.

Beginning Feb. 6, 2023:

  • Hutchinson Elementary will be open every day Monday-Friday in the afternoons. Nicely and Aquinas sites will be held at Hutchinson Elementary.  THERE ARE CURRENTLY OPENINGS AT THIS SITE.

We will be opening the other sites on a rolling basis once we hire and on-board new staff.  Please know we are doing all that we can to open programs as quickly and safely as possible.

We are still collecting registration packets for all sites.  Once we have staff in place, we can open those programs.

Thank you for your patience and grace during this time. 



2022/2023 BASE Enrollment Packet

Parent Handbook 2022/2023



When school is not in session, Kids Day Out care may be provided at the Greensburg YMCA from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm for children Kindergarten through 5th grade. Our Before & After School Enrichment (BASE) staff will supervise your child’s day off from school in a creative yet structured way. Daily activities may include gross motor time, arts and crafts, group games, swimming, a location excursion and afternoon snack. Click here for more details.  KDOs will be based on registration numbers and available staff.



KDO Registration Form


K-5th grade

The Greensburg YMCA recognizes the increasing need for BASE.  Through qualified staff, we strive to provide a positive environment of safety, support and care.  The program is designed according to the YMCA philosophy of the development of spirit, mind and body.  We promote the YMCA values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.



While attending the program children will participate in the following:

  • Quiet Homework Time
  • Healthy, Afternoon Snack
  • Group Game Time
  • Outside Play
  • Group Chat Time
  • Character Development:
    • Honesty
    • Caring
    • Respect
    • Responsibility
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Crafts

Registration Deadlines:

All registration must be turned in and completed in full at least 5 business days prior to anticipated start date.  Your child will not be able to start until you are given the go ahead by the Director or Coordinator.


Projected Locations & Hours of Operation (Times will be emailed once finalized)

Hempfield Area Schools:

  • Fort Allen Elementary Schoolhula
    • Program held in the gymnasium
    • 6:45am – 9:00am & 3:45pm – 6:00pm
    • 560 Baltzer Meyer Pike, Greensburg, PA 15601
  • Maxwell Elementary School
    • Program held in the gymnasium
    • 6:45am – 9:00am & 3:45pm – 6:00pm
    • 1101 Old Salem Road, Greensburg, PA 15601
  • Stanwood Elementary School
    • Program held in the gymnasium
    • 6:45am – 9:00am & 3:45pm – 6:00pm
    • 255 Arona Road, New Stanton, PA 15672
  • West Hempfield Elementary School
    • Program held in the cafeteria
    • 6:45am – 9:00am & 3:45pm – 6:00pm
    • 469 Wendel Road, Irwin, PA 15642
  • West Point Elementary School
    • Program held in the gymnasium
    • 6:45am – 9:00am & 3:45pm – 6:00pm
    • 533 St. Andrews Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601


Greensburg Salem Schools:

  • Amos K. Hutchinson Elementary School
    • Program held in the gymnasium
    • 7:00am – 9:00am & 3:30pm – 6:00pm
    • 810 Welty Street, Greensburg, PA 15601
  • Nicely Elementary School
    • Program held in the gymnasium at Hutchinson Elementary School in the AM
      • 7:00am – 9:00am
      • 810 Welty Street, Greensburg, PA 15601

Program held at the YMCA Annex in the PM

  • 3:30pm – 6:00pm
  • 308 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Greensburg, PA 15601


Aquinas Academy:

  • Program held at the YMCA Annex
    • 2:30pm – 6:00pm
    • 308 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Greensburg, PA 15601


Yough Elementary School (Grades K-4):game

  • H.W. Good Elementary School
    • Program held in the multipurpose room
    • 6:45am – 9:00am & 4:00pm – 6:00pm
    • 1464 Herminie-West Newton Road, Herminie, PA 15637
  • Mendon Elementary School
    • Program held in the multipurpose room
    • 6:45am – 9:00am & 4:00pm – 6:00pm
    • 164 Route 31, Ruffsdale, PA 15679
  • West Newton Elementary School
    • Program held in the multipurpose room
    • 6:45am – 9:00am & 4:00pm – 6:00pm
    • 1208 Vine Street, West Newton, PA 15089



Prices are weekly. Full time is 4-5 days; Part time is 1-3 days. We accept new enrollment throughout the year based on our capacity and current number of children enrolled. There is a non-refundable registration fee for each child due at the point of enrollment – sibling discount will be applied as applicable.


2022/2023 Pricing

Full-time AM or PM: $58
Full-time AM and PM: $98
Part-time AM or PM: $47
Part-time AM and PM: $77

*10% sibling discount for the FIRST additional child, 25% sibling discount for EACH additional child after that.
* Non-refundable registration fee is $50.

2022/2023 Enrollment Packet

Completion of the enrollment packet does not guarantee your child’s enrollment at any of our school age site locations.  It is based on the availability and ratio of the program participants already enrolled. A completed enrollment packet must be submitted to the Youth Director’s office the School-Aged Children’s Office at least 5 days prior to a child’s anticipated start date. The Youth Director’s office is located at 101 South Maple Avenue, Greensburg, PA 15601, packet may be turned in to the YMCA Welcome Center Desk; enrollment packets may be mailed in or dropped off at the YMCA Welcome Center or submitted digitally at [email protected]


Inclement Weather Informationfun

Greensburg Y Inclement Weather Policy


Remind Instructions WEST HEMPFIELD BASE
Remind Instructions HUTCHINSON


Contact Information

  • For all billing questions, changes in enrollment, ELCR related questions OR scholarship information: Lauren Ruokonen,  at [email protected] or 724-834-0150 ext. 153.
  • For all BASE questions related to pricing, availability and process of enrollment: Lauren Ruokonen, [email protected], 724-834-0150 ext. 153.



Lauren Ruokonen, Director of School Aged Childcare •  724-834-0150 ext.153 [email protected]