The YMCA is the largest provider of child care services in the U.S.A!

Hopewell Valley YMCA offers Out of School Care for the Hopewell Valley Regional School District at all four elementary schools and middle school.

  • At the Hopewell Valley YMCA, we believe every child deserves the time to explore and the opportunity to discover their full potential. Hopewell Valley YMCA’s Out of School Care provides a welcoming, fun, and safe environment for children to play, create, explore, and unwind right in their own school. Children participate in a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities and receive on-site homework help.

All of our programs are fully insured and Licensed with New Jersey’s Office of Licensing of the Department of Children and Families. All Site Directors and Staff take a clear and strong interest in the well being of the children are dedicated to making a positive lasting impression in their lives.


Hopewell Valley YMCA’s Out of School Care Program serves children in Kindergarten through 8th grade in the Hopewell Valley Regional School District.


  • Bear Tavern Elementary School
  • Hopewell Elementary School
  • Stony Brook Elementary School
  • Toll Gate Grammar
  • Timberlane Middle School (coming soon)


Before School Care

Elementary School Hours of Operation (Grades K-5):
7:00 am – 8:35 AM; Monday through Friday
Bear Tavern, Hopewell, Stony Brook, Toll Gate


Gap Care

Elementary School Hours of Operation (Grades K-5):
12:35 PM – 3:30 PM; Monday through Friday
Bear Tavern, Hopewell, Stony Brook, Toll Gate


After School Care

Elementary School Hours of Operation (Grades K-5):
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM; Monday through Friday
Bear Tavern, Hopewell, Stony Brook, Toll Gate


Registration Details

Registration options

Full Time: 5 days/week



For all days, children need to arrive with a mask on, bring their lunch and a refillable water bottle with them daily, and an afternoon snack will be provided. Students should bring their HVRSD Chromebook, and headphones. Please make sure that your child is able to log into their Chromebook successfully, or that they have their QR code card with them as we do not have access to their usernames and passwords. Please also make sure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather as we will plan to be outside for part of each day around remote instruction. All items should be clearly labeled.


Once students complete their daily school program, the YMCA enrichment programming will begin. Activities will consist of arts and crafts, sports, games, playground activities, and more.

After school sports enrichment, will be built into the programming for all registered students in the program on their scheduled days and will consist of a daily rotation of the following activities: Basketball, Soccer, Worldwide of Sports, Volleyball, Dance Enrichment, and Lacrosse.


When dropping off in the morning, please park in a designated spaces and walk your child to the Main Entrance. Every child will need to pass the Department of Children and Families Daily Health Screening before entering the building as we do not have access to the HVRSD online questionnaire screening that is typically completed each day. At pick up time in the afternoon please again park in a designated parking space in the lot walk to the Cafeteria door that is adjacent to the parking lots. Once you knock on the door an HVYMCA staff member will escort your child to the door for pick up. Please have your ID with you each day when you arrive to drop off or pick up.


Sample schedule


7:00 am – 8:35 am; Early Morning Care

8:35 am – 12:45 pm; HVRSD in person school

12:45 pm GAP Care Begins

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm; Online Learning

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm; Wrap up Online Learning and Snack

3:30 pm – After Care Begins

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm; After School Sports Class

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm; After School Care Continued


Please note that we will not be able to provide a refund for any days after the date listed on each day’s description section as we need to confirm that we have an appropriate number of staff on site for each day by those dates. If you have any questions, please call our office at any time or email me directly!



Tuition Rates for the 2020-21 year are reflected as bi-weekly registration rates and will be billed accordingly.
**Current Tuition rates are subject to change with the re-evaluation of school programming needs; advance notice will be provided.


Early Morning Care
Full Time: $78.00
Gap Care
Full Time: $136.00
After School Care
Full Time: $136.00


If you require a payment plan please contact the YMCA prior to attending the program.  Full tuition is due the Thursday before your scheduled two weeks cycle, regardless of actual attendance.



Child Development Director
Karen Sharp


(LAST UPDATED 8/31/20, 3:28 PM)