Many people do not realize that, as a whole, the YMCA is the largest provider of child care in the United States. We believe that the quality of child care cannot be undervalued and thus every YMCA program is grounded in our character development traits of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith.

Activities in our curriculum include health and wellness, arts and humanities, science and technology and service learning projects. Each of the YMCA Child Care programs are designed with age appropriate activities created to help your child grow and develop physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Child Care Contact

Christy Harrington
Phone: (828) 632-9699

Inclement Weather

Please call our courtesy counter for an update on facility and child watch operating hours.

E-Learning Academy


We are pleased to offer a distinctive, whole-student learning approach for K-5 students impacted by COVID-19. The E-Learning Academy will take place in multiple area YMCA facilities and has been designed to support the online education and instruction your student will receive from school this fall.

The YMCA E-Learning Academy features:

  • Safe, WiFi-connected environment for students to complete school-assigned online instruction
  • On-site education support and tutoring
  • Peer connection and social-emotional development including CircleUp check-ins
  • Y Selectives, including fitness and athletic training, arts and hobbies, leadership development, and more

In addition to the E-Learning Academy, we have also adapted our After School Academy to meet the changing needs of our schools, students, and families.

Click here for our digital brochure.




Alexander County Schools (K-5th)
Alexander County Family YMCA 

3 full days of E-Learning Academy from 7:00am-6:00pm/2 days of After School Academy

-3 days E-Learning Academy/2 days After School Academy: $95* per week
-All 5 Days: $125* per week

*Member and Potential Member rates are the same
Parents will be responsible for transporting their children to the Y for After School Academy.

To contact the E-Learning Academy site directly, please call 828 632 9699.


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The YMCA offers Child Watch to supervise children for free to members with household memberships while parents exercise.


6 wks – 11 years


Monday: 9:30am-1:00pm; 4:00-7:45pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 9:00-am-1:00pm; 4:00-7:45pm
Wednesday: 9:30am-1:00pm; 4:00-7:00pm
Friday: 9:30am-12:30pm


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