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.
Kids Zone (formerly Child Watch) is Back!
The YMCA offers Kids Zone 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 5-11 years)
During Winston-Salem Forsyth County Out of school days, Kids Zone hours remain the same with the exception of holiday hours.
Samantha Pierce at 336 996 2231 x 6415 or email@example.com
*Weekday AM hours offered when WSFCS is out for the summer and out of school days
Time limit: 2.5 hours
Phone: 336 996 2231 x6415
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!
Summer Camp sessions are full, thanks for a great summer!
Click here for more information!
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!
YMCA Out Of School Day Child Care/Remote Learning Days
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. $30 for Members and $47 for Potential Members, per day. Click here to register for Out of School Child Care.
Schools Served By Kernersville Family YMCA
Sedge Garden (Before and After School Academy held at the school) – click here to register
Caleb’s Creek (Before and After School Academy held at the school) – click here to register
Kernersville (After School Academy held at the school) – click here to register
Cash (Before and After School Academy held at the school) – click here to register
Rural Hall (After School Academy held at the school) – click here to register
Questions? Please contact Pam Greene, Youth Development Experience Senior Director, 336.996.2231 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle School After School Academy
The Kernersville Family YMCA’s 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.
Kernersville Middle School – click here to register
East Forsyth Middle School – click here to register
Teen After School Academy is held at the YMCA, parents will need to request transportation from WSFCS.
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.
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.
Kids Zone (formerly Child Watch)
Currently available at the Jerry Long and Robinhood Road Family YMCA