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Afterschool Programs

The South Shore YMCA Quincy Branch Afterschool Program welcomes children grades K through 6 from elementary and middle schools throughout Quincy. Our Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) licensed program strives to provide a safe, supportive environment for all of our children where they can continue to learn & grow while meeting new friends and creating lasting memories.

Afterschool registration begins Monday, May 21 at 10:00AM!

Enrollment Packet - Completed enrollment packets can be dropped off at the Y's Quincy Branch Welcome Center or our Germantown Neighborhood Center at 366 Palmer St Quincy, or emailed to

Contact Us: For questions regarding our Afterschool Program please contact Kate Morrison, Director of Afterschool Programs, at 617-481-4477 or

Afterschool Program Curriculum

Our program uses developmentally appropriate curriculums to foster the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional growth.  The curriculums we use on a weekly basis are:

This is a program that teaches and reinforces this message to children-eating healthy and exercising every day can be fun, creating positive behaviors that will last a lifetime!  

Second Step
This is a comprehensive curriculum that is designed to prevent violence and enhance social and emotional competence.  With sets designed for age groups K-Grade 1, Grade 2-3, and Grade 4-5, Second Step encompasses identifying feelings, managing emotions, problem solving,  ignoring distractions, responding with empathy, and applying all this in a social setting.

Reader's Theatre
This program provides the program with literature and scripts that are directly related to what our children are learning in school.  This curriculum introduces literacy in an entertaining and informative way, as well as reading dialogue aloud in a group setting.  Reader's Theatre fosters a love of reading, increases reading capabilities, associates movement with memory, and increases memory function through repetition and retention of different literature.  

Our children will continue to develop in a safe, positive atmosphere through playing in our gym games, swimming weekly in our pool, learning through homework assistance, building arts & crafts projects, performing in talent shows, dressing up for theme days, and much more!

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