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 Contacts
Before & After School
Lupe Penn, Youth Development Program Director
Before And After School Academy
Before and After School Academy is a safe and fun option for parents in need of care for their children. We include active learning, physical activity, homework support, fitness and health education, healthy snacks, games, character development, and more! We have 3 day and 5 day options for after school, and all snow days and early release days are FREE! Click here for more information include a parent handbook, brochure and registration form.
YMCA Out Of School Day Child Care
On Out of School Days (OSD), we offer all-day child care, from 7:00am to 6:00pm. (Consult the Parent Handbook for holidays during which we do not provide care.) We divide children into groups by grade level and do a variety of activities throughout the day. Click here to register for Out of School Child Care.
Schools Served By Fulton Family YMCA
Forsyth Academy (After School Academy held at the YMCA)
Julian Gibson Elementary (Before and After School Academy held at the YMCA)
Rural Hall Elementary (Before and After School Academy held at the YMCA)
Northwest Middle School (After School Academy held at the YMCA)
Contact Lupe Penn – Youth Development Program Director at (336) 661 1093 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Teen After School Academy
Our Middle School After School Academy is designed to help youth reach their God-given potential in spirit, mind and body. Youth in the program develop the skills they need to be a contributing member of the Winston-Salem community. Students participate in activities that reinforce core values such as caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith and give them the chance to make better decisions later in life. Youth are surrounded daily by caring role models who help them grow and learn. Additionally, the program adapts to the changing needs of the youth served and focuses on three elements: 1) homework assistance 2) physical fitness and 3) enrichment activities. Click here for more information include a parent handbook, brochure and registration form.
Northwest Middle School
The YMCA offers Child Watch to supervise children for free to members with household memberships while parents exercise.
6 wks – 11 years
Mon-Thurs: 8:30am – 12:00pm, 4:30 – 8:00pm
Friday: 8:30am – 12:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 12:00pm
Please note: the last drop off is 30 minutes before Child Watch closes.