Before & After School Enrichment (BASE)

What is 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.  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.






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.  


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
  • Stations: Music, Crafts, Free Art, Block Building, Puzzles & Board Games, Gross Motor Activities, etc.
  • Group Game Time
  • Outside Play
  • Group Chat Time
  • Character Development:
    • Honesty
    • Caring
    • Respect
    • Responsibility
  • Special Days

Registration Deadlines:  

Your child’s BASE START DATE is based on the day registration is turned in, as follows:

SundayWednesday Start of Same Week
MondayThursday Start of Same Week
TuesdayThursday Start of Same Week
WednesdayMonday of Following Week
ThursdayWednesday of Following Week
FridayWednesday of Following Week
SaturdayWednesday of Following Week


Locations & Hours of Operation

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




The below 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.


2019-2020 Pricing

Enrollment Options:Full Time, AM -OR- PMFull Time, AM -AND- PMPart Time, AM -OR- PMPart Time, AM -AND- PM
Weekly Cost for One Child$48$95$38$68

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





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 at least 3 business 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.



The Greensburg YMCA strives to never turn any child away due to the families inability to pay for programming. With that in mind we will accept two forms of assistance in defraying the costs of care. One way is through the YMCA Annual Support Campaign. The YMCA is able to grant scholarships to families in need due to the generosity of local businesses and individuals who donate monies to the campaign.  We encourage those who may not be able to afford our services on their own to complete a Financial Assistance Application and submit it to the Welcome Center of the YMCA. Please allow up to four weeks for processing.  Additionally all child care programs accept payment from ELRC.  Families should contact ELRC of Westmoreland County to inquire if they are qualified (724-836-4580).

Financial Assistance Application.pdf



Inclement Weather Informationfun

Greensburg Y Inclement Weather Policy


Remind Instructions GBG BASE

Remind Instructions HEMP BASE

Remind Instructions YOUGH BASE


Contact Information

  • For all billing questions, changes is enrollment, CCIS related questions OR scholarship information: Morgan Johnson, Child Care Coordinator, at or 724-834-0150 ext. 161.
  • For all BASE questions related to pricing, availability and process of enrollment: Candace Vacha,, 724-834-0150 ext. 153.
  • For special situations or accommodations needed during enrollment in BASE: Jenn D’Angelo, Director of Child Care Services, at, 724-834-0150 ext. 151.