rain-girls-huggingBuilding strong kids is one of the most important roles the YMCA plays. Youth in YMCA programs are taught the core values of honesty, respect, responsibility and caring. Programs are designed to help youth establish healthy, productive behavior that will enable them to succeed and serve. The YMCA makes kids strong in spirit, mind and body through established developmental assets.


After School Programs

The YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth operates After School Child Care programs at Benbrook, Westpark, and Waverly Park Elementary Schools through the Westside YMCA. For information about these, or other area YMCA After School Care programs, please visit the pages for the branch which serves your child’s school.


Benbrook Community Center YMCA

(817) 249-0500
Benbrook’s After School Page

Westside YMCA

(817) 244-4544
Westside’s After School Page

Ryan Family YMCA

(817) 346-8855
Ryan’s After School Page

Northwest YMCA

(817) 237-7237
Northwest’s After School Page


Full Day


The Westside YMCA does not a offer a full day Preschool program.  However, the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth operates the following Child Care Centers.  Contact them directly for additional information.

Amaka Child Care Center – (817) 332-4434

Ella McFadden Child Care Center – (817) 566-1050


Child Watch Hours

Child Watch is designed to give parents a chance to work out without having to find a babysitter for small children.  For kids ages 6 months – 8 years we have a great space to play and make friends while mom or dad work out.  Your child will be supervised by our trained Child Watch staff in a variety of fun activities.  Our indoor play structure and fenced outdoor play area are just the beginning.  We also have an area set aside just for the infants.

For children on a Family Membership, Child Watch is included.  If your child is not on your membership, the cost is $1 per child, per hour.  Please be prepared to pay in cash, with exact change.  The time limit is 2 hours per day.

Please refer to the Rules and Policies for additional information.  If your child is new to our Child Watch area, we will require a completed Emergency Form.reading-adult-kids-book


5:00pm – 8:00pm