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.

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

Safety Guidelines

  • 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 5-11 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

Kids Zone


5-11 years


Monday through Saturday: 8:00m-11:00am*
Monday through Thursday: 5:00-8:00pm
*Weekday AM hours offered when WSFCS is out for the summer and out of school days

Time limit: 2.5 hours


Sherry Corson at

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.


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