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, Engagement Director – Family Life
Phone: 336.251.1090 x6306

Kid Zone Is Now Open

The YMCA offers Kid Zone (formerly Child Watch) to supervise children for free to members with household memberships while parents exercise. The Robinhood Road location only at this time.

The guest fee is $10 per child per visit.

Kids Zone, Jr.


6 weeks to 5 years


Mon – Thurs: 5:00-8:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 12:00pm

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 over the age of 5 years 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, Kid Zone hours remain the same with the exception of holiday hours.


Luanne Hammond, Engagement Director – Family Life
Phone: (336) 251-1090

Kids Zone


5-12 years


Mon – Thurs: 5:00-8:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 12:00pm

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.



Kids and Teens

When Before and After School Academy returns as normal:

teens-groupTeen After School Program

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

After School Options

5 Day After School (Monthly rate)

  • $192 Members
  • $241 Potential members

3 Day After School (Monthly rate)

  • $157 Members
  • $196 Potential members  


Program hours are Monday-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 Program

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 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. Cost per day: $30 for Members, $47 for Potential Members + any field trip cost with the out of school day.

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!

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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