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Before & After School

At the YMCA we believe that early experiences set the foundations for lifelong learning and healthy lifestyles.

We offer after-school programming in multiple schools across Cape Breton for children in pre-primary to grade 6. These programs have a focus on active play, physical literacy, social skill development, and inclusive and culturally responsive practices.

Program Highlights:

  • All programs are located directly in the school to promote a seamless transition for children
  • Children are provided with a healthy after-school snack each day
  • Participants spend at least 60 minutes outdoors daily and are encouraged to spend time outdoors in most weather conditions
  • All programs run from school dismissal until 5:30pm


  • Licensed School Age Program at Brookland Elementary School
  • Brookland Elementary School BAP
  • Harbourside Elementary School BAP
  • Glace Bay Elementary School BAP
  • Tamarac Education Centre BAP
  • Inverness Education Centre Academy

To join a waitlist for any of our before and after school programs, please fill out our waitlist form.

Waitlist Form

For more information about our After School Programs, please take a look at our Parent Handbook.

Parent Handbook

For more information please contact: Bridgette McDonald, After School Program Coordinator,  or 902-202-4862