As schools work to reopen full-time in Spring 2021, the South Shore YMCA is pleased to once again provide families with safe, engaging before and after-school care for children.  The South Shore YMCA is committed to supporting families as they navigate the remainder of the 2020- 2021 school year and have been working collaboratively with the Norwell Public Schools to meet the diverse learning needs of our students.   The YMCA is working to ensure we have options for families.

The South Shore YMCA will be providing our Before and Afterschool programming in the Norwell Public Schools (Cole Elementary and Vinal Elementary). We appreciate your patience as we worked to prepare for this new shift in the 2020-2021 School year, and during this uncertain times.

We are continuing to work with schools to enhance and expand our program as COVID-19 regulations evolve.


Kristine Swam at or 781-826-7910 for registration information.



  • Students explore and engage in daily physical activities
  • Healthy daily snacks

Norwell Locations

  • Vinal Elementary School
  • Cole Elementary School

Note, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will not be allowed to provide afterschool care at the South Shore Charter School at this time. We continue to work with them and hope to return when possible.

Scituate Locations

The South Shore YMCA is working closely with the Scituate Public Schools, and the Department of Early Education and Care in an effort to return and once again offer our Before and Afterschool programming in the School.  More information will be available soon.

Please reach out to Kristine Swan at or 781-826-7910 for more information.


Kindergarten – 5th


  • Days: Monday – Friday
  • Before School: 7am – School Start
  • After School: Dismissal – 6pm

Registration & Information

Kristine Swam at or 781-826-7910 for registration information.


Our program uses developmentally appropriate curriculums to foster the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional growth of each child

  • CATCH is a comprehensive program that reinforces healthy food and activity choices in a fun, creative and positive way!
  • Second Step is designed to enhance social/emotional competencies. This research-based curriculum is designed to enhance empathy skills in a social setting.

Children continue to develop in a safe, positive atmosphere, whether playing games, learning through homework assistance, creating arts and crafts and so much more.