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.
Registration is open for the best summer ever! Whether your child is looking to make new friends, improve sports skills, learn to shoot a bow and arrow or just have a great time, the Y has the answer. Each and every camp centers on our five character development traits of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith. We also combine fun and adventure with age-appropriate, camper-centered programs which incorporate new skills and group activities, all in a safe environment.
For more, please visit our Camp website by clicking here.
The Kernersville Family YMCA child watch area (nursery/youth fit room) is available for free to household and adult with dependent type memberships. Potential members are not able to use the child watch area.
6 weeks-5 years old
Monday – Saturday: 8:15am-12:15pm
Monday – Thursday: 5:00-8:00pm
Youth Activity Center
5 (optional) 6-11 years old
Monday-Friday starting June 12: 8:15am-12:15pm
Open on scheduled Forsyth County Out of School Days and Inclement Weather days from 8:15am-12:15pm. For optional all day care, checkout the Before and After School Section above for information: $27 for Members and $43 for Potential Members.
Before And After School
The Before and After School program is a safe and fun option for parents in need of care for their children. The links below includes more detailed information about our program.
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. $27 for Members and $43 for Potential Members, per day. Click here to register for Out of School Child Care.
Schools Served By Kernersville Family YMCA
Sedge Garden (Before & After)
Caleb’s Creek (Before & After)
Cash (Before & After)
Our snow day policy is for children enrolled in schools in Forsyth County. If school is closed due to snow, the YMCA will provide service from 7:00am-6:00pm (we will do our best to open at 7am and stay open as long as possible). There is no additional fee for those children already enrolled in the YMCA After School Childcare Program.
For those children not involved in our After School program, we do have an option for child care on snow days. The price is $27 for members and $43 for potential members. This will allow you to work out but also allows you to leave the Kernersville Family YMCA as long as your children are signed up for the snow day childcare program.
Questions? Please contact Gena Fisher, Program Director Child Care Services, 336.996.2231 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle School After School Program
The Kernersville Family YMCA’s Middle School After School Program 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.
Kernersville Middle School
East Forsyth Middle School
Southeast Middle School
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.
The YMCA turns no one away due to the inability to pay. If you would like more information, inquire about our Open Doors financial assistance program.