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School Age Growth & Enrichment

SAGE is before & after school care that is...


Your child will enjoy so many activities while at SAGE including: arts & crafts, science projects, active play in the gym & outside, table games, community service projects, theme days and more! Don’t worry, we also include daily homework time and mentoring. A healthy snack is provided every morning and afternoon. The SAGE program also collaborates with the Wallingford School System, Public Library, Police Department and others for special presentations & events.


SAGE is located on site at every elementary school, so you don’t need to worry about bussing. Our hours of operation are from 6:45AM until the first bell & from dismissal from class until 6:00PM. We also have full day child care available during school vacations with our Camp Ulbrich Y-Cation Days.

SAGE at Highland
SAGE at Cook Hill


All SAGE sites are state-licensed facilities. Our staff are First Aid & CPR trained. We abide by all CDC & Office of Early Childcare guidelines related to cleaning & sanitizing and work with the Board of Ed to uphold their requirements.


5 hours of care per day, 5 days a week for just over $5 an hour! We accept third party payments & Care 4 Kids. Financial assistance is also available through our Community Support Campaign.

ELMS Program

Enrichment & Leadership for Middle School

ELMS is a licensed after school program running from the end of school until 6:00PM. Teens are bused to the YMCA/Rotary Teen Center from both middle schools at the close of school. Students may participate in sports activities at Doolittle Park & the Y, and have full use of the YMCA/Rotary Teen Center. We provide a healthy snack and support for homework. Community service, STEM & art projects are highlights of this program.


NEW FOR 2022-2023

All participants in the ELMS program will receive a free YMCA Youth Membership while enrolled. This membership will be activated on the first day of school.

Billing or Availability Questions?

Contact Tammi Mastroianni, Membership & Child Care Billing Coordinator.

Program Questions?

Contact Emily Walter, Director of Child Care Services.

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