Building 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. YMCAs make 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
Benbrook’s After School Page
Westside’s After School Page
Northwest’s After School Page
The Benbrook Community Center / 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
Y Playhouse Hours
Y Playhouse is designed to give parents a chance to work out without having to find a babysitter for small children. For kids ages 6 months – 9 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 Y Playhouse 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, Y Playhouse is included. 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 Y Playhouse area, we will require a completed Emergency Form.
8:00am – 12:30pm
4:00pm – 8:00pm
8:00am – 12:00pm
Health & Wellness
Kid Fit is for our youth members ages 5-12. Participants will be engaged in organized game play with a warm up and cool down during each session. Activities are chosen by our youth members and can include games such as: freeze tag, crab soccer, dodge ball, and kickball. This class is free to our members. Youth members should come to class dressed appropriately. No open-toed shoes, crocs, heely’s, skirts, or flip flops will be allowed.
Ages: 5-12 years old
When: Tuesday/Thursday 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Youth members ages 8-12 will participate in one one-hour educational sessions that will include training in nutrition, flexibility, and cardiovascular exercise. Students will know how to stretch properly and workout on select cardiovascular exercise, Teen members ages 12-15 must complete a training course in order to use the equipment in the fitness center. Students should come to class prepared to do a short workout. This class is free to our members.
Ages: 12-15 years old
Teen Orientations can be made by appointment only with a Wellness coach. Appointments can be made at the Member Services desk.
Ages: 8-12 years old
The YMCA’s Home School P.E. program is designed to help your kids improve fitness and motor skills. School-age children will get a structured class through individual and group activities. Click the link for the 2019 Home School P.E. program schedule and rates.