After school sites

Bedford Y (Bedford Elementary, Bedford Primary,  Montvale Elementary, and Bedford Middle are bused to the Bedford YMCA)

Goodview Elementary

New London

Stewartsville Elementary

Thomas Jefferson Elementary (Forest Elementary students bused to TJ)

Children ages 5-12 are welcome in our BAFY Kids’ Club program. The BAFY Kids’ Club focuses on homework time, games, crafts, outdoor play, and a nutritious snack each afternoon. Registration is at the sites during our program hours or at the Bedford YMCA.

BAFY Kids’ Club is here to help you with your child care needs. Elementary Schools dismiss at 2:35PM, and BAFY Kids’ Club provides child care util 6PM.

The Bedford Area Family YMCA is committed to providing a safe, fun, and creative child care experience for school-aged children that will foster every child’s growth in the areas of self-worth, responsibility, self-expression, independence, and leadership. We have been providing quality child care for the families of Bedford County and surrounding counties for 25 years.

The Bedford Area Family YMCA Child Care programs for school-aged children believes that hidden in the soul of a child, one can find some of the true treasures of life – generosity, sympathy, and kindness. Our PURPOSE in providing child care is to assist families in raising children into productive citizens through the growth and development of each individual. We achieve this by providing a safe environment that encourages children with nurturing, caring adults, to be who they are, yet challenging enough with quality curriculum, recreation and stimulation, to risk who they are for who they can become! 

“If I have never mentioned before I wanted you to know Ms Ellis and your staff are EXCELLENT! I really love how they care for the kids. They have a lot of patience. When my nephew went there last year her loved it.” Lisa C. Thomas Jefferson Site parent


Payment Plan A – Weekly (2017-2018 school year) There are 38 weeks of child care provided during the school year. After School: $53 per week per child Week of 11/20 & 1/1 are prorated at $22 and the week of 12/18 is prorated at $33 Registration fee is $25 per child Payment due by 6pm each Monday
Payment Plan B – Monthly (2017-2018 school year) After School: $202 ($10 discount) Aug., Dec., & Apr. are prorated at $152 Remaining monthly payments of $202 (Sept, Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb, Mar, and May) Registration fee is $25 per child Payment due by the 15th of every month
Payment Plan C – Part-time Punch Card (2017-2018 school year) $160 for 10 Punches (days) Punch cards expire at the end of each school year. There is a $25 registration fee per child.

Financial Assistance

With the help from The United Way of Central Virginia financial assistance is available. View our Financial Assistance page for more information.

Please complete forms and either:

Email to: or

Mail to: Bedford YMCA, PO Box 1026, Bedford, VA 24523

Fax to: 540-587-5310 Attn. Nancy

For more information, please contact the Bedford Area Family YMCA at (540) 586-3483 or email the Child Care Director, Nancy Mineo at

Sign up for our YMCA e-newsletter