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.
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.
After School Academy
The 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 3 day and 5 day options for after school, and all snow days and early release days are FREE! Click here for more information include a parent handbook, brochure and registration form.
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)
- 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.
Summer Learning Academy
When summer break comes, many children are focused on family vacations and summer camp. Those kids will continue to learn all summer long through new experiences. They will have books at home on their grade level that they can continue reading and access to other tools that ensure that don’t fall down the slippery slope of summer learning loss. But not all students in our community are so fortunate.
For some of the most academically at-risk children in the Iredell-Statesville School System, summer is not filled with opportunity. Those children may wonder where their next meal will come from without the certainty of school-provided breakfasts and lunches. They may spend a summer playing video games or sitting in front of a TV instead of growing through enriching experiences that expand their knowledge of the world and enhance their learning. And they are put at serious risk for summer learning loss. Studies show that students, on average, lose one month of learning over the summer. For lower-income students, the loss is even greater.
That’s where the YMCA Summer Learning Academy steps in. Funded by the United Way of Iredell County and donations to the Statesville Family YMCA’s Annual Giving Campaign. YMCA Summer Learning Academies (SLAs) give students from Title I schools the opportunity to stay on grade level while having a great time in a structured environment. The program is focused on fighting summer learning loss that can negatively impact students. The five-to-six week programs are based on curriculum aligned with the local distract, taught by certified teachers, and provide free meals and weekend meal packs. Participants also receive swim lessons and get to attend educational field trips. This year, the program took place at Third Creek Elementary and included NB Mills, Cloverleaf and East Elementary Schools and served 36 children. The test score results showed an improvement of 18.13% in Reading and 31.93% in Science.