play-kids-coloringMany 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.

Family Life Programs

Luanne Hammond, Senior Director – Kids Zone and Family Life
Phone: 336.251.1090 x6306

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.


6 weeks to 5 years


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.


Luanne Hammond at 336 251 1090 or

Kids Zone


5-12 years


Mon – Thurs: 5:00-8:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 11:00pm

Time limit: 2.5 hours
Room capacity: 25 children


Luanne Hammond
Phone: (336) 251-1090


E-Learning Academy

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.

Click here for our digital brochure.



Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools*** (K-12th)

Jerry Long Family YMCA
Fulton Family YMCA
Kernersville Family YMCA
William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA
Winston Lake Family YMCA**** 

-K-12 E-Learning Academy Monday-Friday from 7:00am-6:00pm

-3 days of E-Learning Academy
Member: $150 per week
Potential Member: $180 per week
-5 days of E-Learning Academy
Member: $190 per week
Potential Member: $220 per week

Parents will be responsible for transporting their children to the Y for After School Academy.

****Please contact for information and registration. 

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


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 care Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday options for after school, and all 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
Informational Flyer

Inclement Weather Information

Schools Served by Robinhood Road Family YMCA

Jefferson Elementary (After School Academy only – transportation must be requested 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 and/or Winter Camp.

Financial Assistance is available through our Open Doors program



teens-groupTeen After School Academy

A Real Life Friend Request

Who says afternoons have to be boring? The After School Program is designed to combine fun with academic enrichment and physical activity in a safe environment. The program focuses on three key elements of homework assistance, physical fitness, and enrichment activities. Students participate in activities that reinforce core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith, while surrounded daily by caring role models who help them grow and learn.

Teen Club: 6th-8th Graders

Daily Schedule Example

2:00-3:30pm Arrive at the YMCA and begin Homework/Snack Time
3:30-5:00pm Activities vary, including Team Building/Fitness Challenges/Sports Clinics/Science Projects
5:00-6:00pm Departure and Free Play in the Gym/Youth Center and/or Training Center


Program hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 2pm-6pm

What Teens Will Receive

  • After School Care
  • Active Recreational Activities
  • Homework Assistance
  • Leadership Development
  • Science
  • Sports and Art

School Served

Thomas Jefferson Middle School


YMCA counselor will meet your child at Jefferson Middle School and walk across Jefferson Soccer Field to the Robinhood Road Family YMCA.

Dates for the After School Academy

The After School Program begins on the first day of school and will run until the last day of school calendar year. Snow days are not included with the After School Program. During inclement weather days, care will be provided at the Robinhood Road Family YMCA from 7am-6pm.

Out of School Days/Holidays

The YMCA After School Program includes programming for youth and teens on either teacher workdays/professional days. On these days, care will be provided from 7am-6pm at the YMCA. Students will need to bring a lunch, two snacks, as well as drinks to have throughout the day. To register for out of school/remote learning days please click here.

Days the YMCA Does Not Offer Care

New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day & day after, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and day after. Please note our After School care program is CLOSED during Winter Break and Spring Break.

teen-girls-huggingClick here to register online for After School Academy!

Parent Handbook
Registration Form
Informational Flyer

Inclement Weather Information

Financial Assistance is available. The YMCA turns no one away due to the inability to pay. If you could like more information, click here to learn more about our Open Doors Financial Assistance Program.


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