Hernando School Age Programs

YMCAs are dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable school age programming. As the nation's largest provider of school age programs, including before and after school care, YMCAs provide family-centered, values-based programs to nurture children's healthy development. Learn more about how we support the Hernando Community.

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Our well-trained staff provides safe, affordable, high-quality programs in Hernando County so you can have peace of mind while you work. School Age programming, like all YMCA programs, is open to all, with financial aid available. Staff members are partners with parents and other caregivers, working together to help kids grow up healthy, happy and strong. The YMCA School Age Programs provides safe, affordable and quality curriculum for children pre-K age through 8th grade during the hours when there may be no supervision in the home. Children engage in activities, which benefit them emotionally, socially and physically.

Programs open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 6 p.m.

With an emphasis on caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility, our programs are value-driven and committed to providing a safe, supportive and fun environment for children. YMCA Programs include character development, international education, health and fitness, environmental awareness, school readiness, diversity, and community service.

Charitable contributions to the YMCA enable us to provide financial assistance on a sliding scale. We promise that everyone who qualifies will receive assistance to the greatest extent possible based on the availability of funds. 

Before and After School Care Sites

at Hernando High
352-797-7015 ext 207
License #C05HE0111

Challenger K-8

352-797-7024 ext. 257 
License# C05HE0056

Chocachatti Elementary
License #C05HE0009

Deltona Elementary
License #C05HE0012

Explorer K-8

352-797-7094 ext. 257
License # C05HE0084

JD Floyd Elementary
License #C05HE0018

Powell Middle
352-797-7267 ext. 257

Pinegrove Elementary
License #C005HE0014

Spring Hill Elementary
License #C05HE0016

Suncoast Elementary
License #C05HE0017

West Hernando Middle
at Pine Grove

Infant, Toddler & Preschool and VPK Programs

Central High
Infant, Toddler & Pre-K
License #C05HE0093

Chocachatti Elementary
Infant, Toddler, Pre-K & Pre-K Inclusion
License # C05HE0009

Springstead High School
Infant, Toddler & Pre-K
License #C05HE0010

Spring Hill Elementary

Pre-K Inclusion
352-797-7230 Ext. 257
License # C05HE0016

Pine Grove Wee Care Program
Infant, Toddler & Pre-K
352-797-7290 ext. 289
License # C05HE0014

Explorer K8
Infant, Toddler, Pre-K & Pre-K Inclusion
352-797-7094 ext. 313
License #C05HE0018

Suncoast VPK
Infant, toddler & Pre-K
License #C05HE0017


We offer four different sessions of enrichments. All Enrichments run one day a week and are located right at the schools. Sports enrichments are for Grades 1-5 and Art Studio and Scientist Gone Mad is for Grades 2- 5. The Enrichments will run for 7-weeks. Call Therese to contact your School Age Program Director or our School Age Program Office at 352-686-9622 for more information.


Soccer - Learn the fundamentals of soccer as our coaches work to enhance and develop technical soccer skills such as ball control, passing, shooting, offense and defense. Children will focus on the importance of teamwork and good sportsmanship. All kids are sure to have a ball!

Basketball - Everybody plays and everybody wins while focusing on the fundamentals and skills of basketball. Children will learn and develop dribbling, shooting, passing, offense and defense as well as teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Flag Football - We are calling all kids to get out of the stands and onto the fields with flag football. Flag football will teach children the basics of catching, throwing, plays, offense and defense in a safe and fun environment without the worry of getting tackled.

Volleyball - Come join one of the fastest growing sports around for boys and girls. In an exciting atmosphere children will learn how to bump, set, spike and serve their way to victory.

Baseball - Batters Up! Learn the fundamentals of hitting, pitching, throwing and catching as well as the importance of teamwork, hustle and good sportsmanship.


Art Studio - Art studio promotes creativity, imaginations and self-expression in children. This program helps children to develop their natural artistic abilities so come discover, imagine and create with us.

Drama Club - Do you love to act, sing or dance? Come enjoy a club of just that. This club will have dance, skits, dramas and music. We will have a performance at the end for all your friends and family.


Scientist Gone Mad - Scientist Gone Mad brings science to life and fuels the wonder and joy of learning. Through the use of science, we foster curiosity and the excitement of experimentation. Every session is filled with new and excited experiences.

School Age Programs Information

For more information on YMCA School Age Programs, please contact:

Hernando School Age Programs
1236 Mariner Blvd.
Spring Hill, FL 34608
Phone: (352) 686-9622
Fax: (352) 666-8508

Executive Director
Karen Shearer
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Senior Program Director
Stephen Hutchinson
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Program Management Director
Nerrisa Ortiz
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Special Event Information

Please call our School Age Programs office with questions at 352-686-9622.
**We are currently accepting applications for School Age Programs positions**