After School Childcare

3620 Cleveland Heights Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33803 [Map It]

Phone: 863.644.3528 
Fax:  863.647.1733

NOTE: Main campus is located directly behind the Lakeland Family YMCA


Transportation is available but limited from the following schools to the Lakeland Family YMCA:  Additional Info HERE
Cleveland Court Elementary, Dixieland Elementary, Highlands Grove Elementary, Lakeland Highlands Middle, Phillip O’Brien Elementary, Medulla Elementary, R. Bruce Wagner Elementary, Roberts Academy, Scott Lake Elementary, Sikes Elementary, South McKeel Elementary, Southwest Elementary Children are escorted by YMCA staff at Carlton Palmore.
Transportation is available but limited from the following schools to the Fontaine Gills Family YMCA:  Additional Info HERE
Central McKeel (After School Only), Churchwell Elementary (After School Only)
Kathleen Elementary (After School Only), Griffin Elementary (Before and After School), Sleepy Hill Elementary (Before and After School), Sleepy Hill Middle School (Before and After School), Padgett Elementary (After School Only)

AT SCHOOL SITE: N.E. Roberts Elementary, North Lakeland Elementary, Rochelle School of the Arts, Spessard Holland Elementary, Wendell Watson Elementary, and Winston Elementary.  Additional Info HERE


The YMCA child care programs provide a safe and fun environment for the enrichment of your child’s mind, body, and spirit. Age appropriate activities are planned and prepared weekly to support the physical development, academic enrichment, and social enrichment of each child. 
Homework Mentoring
Character Development
Arts & Crafts
Board Games
Dramatic & Construction Play
Math and Science Exploration
YMCA READS! Program at Winston and Carlton Palmore
Music & Movement
Sports & Physical Fitness
Enrichment Classes
​And a Healthy Afternoon Snack


Renee Camper
Executive Director of Childcare Services

Jamie Retzloff
Associate Director of Childcare Services
Tammy Avery
Achievement Gap Coordinator
Markisha Shaw
Childcare Coordinator, North Lakeland Facility

Marissa Killingsworth
Childcare Coordinator, South Lakeland Facility



The primary focus of YMCA READS! is on improving a child's reading skills while helping them develop greater self-esteem and the ability to build relationships. YMCA READS! is a structured after-school program taught by trained mentors under the supervision of a full-time coordinator. 

For further information, questions, or support contact Dorene Walters: 

Dorene Walter
YMCA READS! Coordinator