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.
Before and After School Academy and Summer Exploration Academy
Youth Development Experience Associate Director
Child Watch and Preschool Enrichment Academy
Ammanda Crouch, Family Life Director
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.
6 weeks to 5 years
Time limit: 2.5 hours
- 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)
- 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.
Sherry Corson at 336 251 1090 or email@example.com
*AM weekday hours offered when WSFCS is out for the summer and out of school days
Time limit: 2.5 hours
Phone: (336) 251-1090
Summer Exploration Academy (Day Camp)
Great summers start at the Y! There’s never a dull moment during Summer Exploration Academy/Day Camp at the Y! Summer is a time for fun, but it’s also the perfect time for personal exploration through fun and exciting activities that engages both the mind and body! In addition to traditional summer activities, summers at the Y for 2021 will include time every day for reading, character development, STEM education, and college and career prep for teens. Summer Exploration Academy/Day Camp at the Y also include an hour of physical activity every day to help combat childhood obesity. Enroll now so your child or teen can spend time enjoying summer while expanding his or her personal development!
Click here for more information and to register online!
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.
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)
Contact Kesha Crumblin, Program Director, Youth Development at 336 712 2000 or by email firstname.lastname@example.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.
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!
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
9am-12pm, Monday – Friday
What To Bring
A change of clothes and diapers, if needed. Please label all belongings.
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
Please Contact: Ammanda Crouch, Family Life Director, email@example.com