Childcare

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.

Information on program specifics may be obtained through our YMCA Parent HandbookClick here for the before and after school inclement weather plan.

Childcare Contacts

Before and After School Academy and Summer Exploration Academy

Farrah Brinegar
Youth Development Experience Associate Director
Phone:(336) 712-2000
Email: f.brinegar@ymcanwnc.org

Child Watch and Preschool Enrichment Academy

Ammanda Crouch, Family Life Director
Phone:(336) 712-2000
Email: a.crouch@ymcanwnc.org

 

Kids Zone

The YMCA offers Kids Zone (formerly Child Watch) to supervise children for free to members with household memberships while parents exercise. More information about the new Kids Zone is available by clicking here.

The guest fee is $10 per child per visit.

Kids Zone, Jr.

Ages

6 weeks to 5 years

Hours

Monday-Saturday: 8:00-11:00am
Monday-Thursday: 5:00-8:00pm

Time limit: 2.5 hours
Room capacity: 25 children

Safety Guidelines

  • Temperature Checks ~ all children will have their temperature taken upon arrival
  • Health questionnaires
  • Mask requirements (all children 5 years and older are required to wear a mask (if your child requires an exemption to the mask requirement, please notify Kids Zone Staff)
  • Handwashing
  • Continuous Cleaning
  • Staff will check children in and out to limit contact with high touch areas
  • No drinks will be allowed ~ staff will provide water for children as needed
  • No unnecessary outside items may be brought into the Kids Zone play areas (Parents are asked to place bottles, diapers and wipes in a clear zip lock bag labeled with their child’s name)
  • Children using Kids Zone Jr. (ages 6 weeks- 5 years) will be required to remove their shoes before entering the play area. Socks will be required. This does not apply to children using Kids Zone (ages 5-12 years)

During Winston-Salem Forsyth County Out of school days, Kids Zone hours remain the same with the exception of holiday hours.

Contact

Luanne Hammond at 336 251 1090 or l.hammond@ymcanwnc.org

Kids Zone

Ages

5-12 years

Hours

Saturday: 8:00-11:00am
Monday-Thursday: 5:00-8:00pm

Time limit: 2.5 hours
Room capacity: 25 children

Contact

Luanne Hammond
Phone: (336) 251-1090
Email: l.hammond@ymcanwnc.org

 

E-Learning Academy

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

We are pleased to offer a distinctive, whole-student learning approach for K-12 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.

For more information please click here to visit our E-Learning Academy page.

 

 

 


 

Before And After School Academy

The Before and After School program 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 including a parent handbook, brochure and registration form.

Click here to register!

Parent Handbook
Registration Form
Spanish Registration Form
Informational Flyer

Inclement Weather Information

Schools Served By Jerry Long Family YMCA

Clemmons Elementary (After School Only – held at the YMCA, transportation provided by the Y)
Kimmel Farm Elementary (After School care held at the YMCA, parents must provide transportation)
Lewisville Elementary (After School Only – held at the YMCA, transportation provided by the Y)
Marvin Ward Elementary (After School care held at the YMCA, parents must provide transportation)
Meadowlark Elementary (After School Only – held at the YMCA, transportation provided by the Y)
Morgan Elementary (After School Only – held at the YMCA, transportation provided by the school)
Southwest Elementary (After School Only – held at the YMCA, transportation provided by the Y)

Questions?

Contact Farrah Brinegar, Program Director, Youth Development at 336 712 2000 or by email f.brinegar@ymcanwnc.org


YMCA Out Of School Day/Remote Learning 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 and/or Spring Break Camp.

Spring Break Camp

Register Now for Spring Break Camp! Different season, same YMCA! When school is out, fun is in at the Y! We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. In our Spring Break Camp, children will enjoy swimming, socially distanced health & wellness games, character development activities, as well as arts and crafts. Programs offered at Jerry Long Family YMCA, Kernersville Family YMCA, William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA, and Winston Lake Family YMCA. Items to bring: – swim clothes – closed-toed shoes – towel – packed lunch and 2 snacks – face mask – water bottle
CHOOSE ANY OR ALL THE DAYS YOU NEED! Members: $35/day; Potential Members: $45/day
April 5-9

Financial Assistance is available through our Open Doors program

Teen After School Academy

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 including a parent handbook, brochure and registration form.

 

Preschool Enrichment Academy

Our Preschool Enrichment Academy (PEA Pods) provides a safe and loving environment for 18 months through pre-kindergarten age children. Our goal is to encourage and develop each child’s academic, social and physical development and growth. Primary activities your child will enjoy include fitness and recreational swim (age appropriate) time, arts and craft activities, creative play, music and story time,and a healthy snack.  We are excited to offer OMagination Yoga with Diane Olsen and Robin Mace from Wiggle Giggle & Move will join us again weekly for all age groups.  Let our energetic and caring staff provide your preschooler with an awesome day!

Ages

18 months to 2 years old (must be 18 months by August 31)
3 to 4
Pre-K program (going to Kindergarten the following year). This is a 9:00am-1:00pm class and is 5 days a week

Starts

9am-12pm, Monday – Friday

Click here to register for 3-4 and here for 5 year olds!

What To Bring

A change of clothes and diapers, if needed. Please label all belongings.

Fees

Monthly rate 5 days: $225/Members, $255/Potential Members
3 days: $165/Members, $185/Potential Members
2 days: $135/Members, $165/Potential Members
Pre-K monthly rate: $250/Members, $280/Potential Members
$40 Registration fee

Lunch Bunch is offered daily from 12-1pm.
Must be 2 years old and able to feed themselves.
$5/Members, $10/Potential Members

Registration form coming soon

Questions?

Please Contact: Ammanda Crouch, Family Life Director, a.crouch@ymcanwnc.org

Programs

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