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.
The YMCA offers Child Watch & Kids Gym to supervise children for free to members with household memberships while parents exercise.
Elementary school kids, ages 6-11 yrs
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 5:00-7:30pm
Kids Gym is for members only. Activities will include physical activities in the gym or outside (weather permitting) and Wii in the Youth Center. Check the Welcome Center for a detailed schedule of daily activities.
6 weeks-5 years old
Mon-Thu: 8:00am-1:00pm & 4:30pm-7:30pm
Friday: 8:00am-1:00pm only
Because of an increase in reported food allergies and the time limits within Child Watch and Kids Gym, snacks are no longer allowed. Infants will still be bottle fed. This does not include special programs such as Parents Night Out. Thanks for your understanding and helping us keep children safe.
The After School program is a safe and fun option for parents in need of care for their children. Below you will find the daily components of our program.
The following are the core components of our program:
- Devotion & Character Development
- Homework Time & Help (tutors on staff)
- Arts & Crafts
- $40 Registration Fee ($20 for DSS participants)
- Immunization Record
- Voided Check for Bank Draft
- Youth Information Form
- Order of Medication (if applicable)
- Legal Documentation regarding custody or restraining issues (if applicable)
YMCA Out Of School Days Childcare
On Out of School Days (OSD), we offer all-day child care, from 6:30am 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.
For more information, please contact us at 704-873-9622.
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. Visit our summer camp page for more information, or click below to register online!