Pryme Tyme Chatham and Effingham

YMCA Pryme Tyme
Pryme Tyme is that special time before school and at the end of school for children whose parents are at work. The YMCA can make this a great time to grow, to play and to be with friends. Pryme Tyme is held at the school your child attends. Hours are from 7:00 a.m. until the start of school and the end of school until 6:00 p.m.
Pryme Tyme programs are not just supervised playgrounds. We strive to maintain a ratio that provides plenty of individual attention as well as small group activity.
A typical day at Pryme Tyme would include:
Morning Time
As children arrive in the mornings they can choose from a variety of quiet activities, such as reading and board games, as well as time to work on homework. Also, if you choose, your child can attend the breakfast program at the school.
Snack Time
Children enjoy a snack and drink in the afternoons.
Creative Time
When children arrive after a long day of school they can choose from a variety of supervised activities. Active games, sports and board games, and arts and crafts will be awaiting each child on arrival. Small group activities allow time for discussion, sharing and finding out about ourselves and others.
Reading Time
In the afternoons, the children read for at least 15 minutes each day to further develop their reading skills.
Homework Time
Because Pryme Tyme offers a variety of activities, we offer children 30 to 45 minutes of quiet time to work on their studies. If they have a specific question regarding their homework, our staff will try to assist them. However, please remember that Pryme Tyme is not able to provide tutoring or individual attention.
Pryme Tyme is held at participating elementary schools in Chatham and Effingham County. The YMCA and the local Board of Education require a minimum number of registrations to offer this service.
Pryme Tyme is currently held at: (912) 351-3622




Bartow Elementary

Bloomingdale Elementary

Butler Elementary

East Broad Elementary

Charles Ellis Elementary

Coastal Montessori

Gadsden Elementary

Garden City Elementary

Garrison Elementary

Georgetown Elementary

Godley Station

Gould Elementary

Haven Elementary

Heard Elementary

Hesse Elementary

Hodge Elementary

J.G. Smith Elementary

Islands Elementary

Isle of Hope Elementary

Largo-Tibet Elementary

Low Elementary

Marshpoint Elementary

May Howard Elementary

Pooler Elementary

Port Wentworth Elementary

Pulaski Elementary

Savannah Classical Academy

Southwest Elementary

Southwest Middle

Spencer Elementary

STEM Academy

Thunderbolt Elementary

Tybee Maritime Academy

West Chatham Elementary

White Bluff Elementary

Windsor Forest Elementary




Blandford Elementary

Ebenezer Elementary

Guyton Elementary

Marlow Elementary

Rincon Elementary

Sand Hill Elementary

South Effingham Elementary

Springfield Elementary



Please contact (912) 351-3622 for more information.