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.
Kids Zone (formerly Child Watch)
Currently available at the Jerry Long and Robinhood Road Family YMCAs
Summer Exploration Academy (Day Camp)
Great summers start at the Y! There’s never a dull moment during Summer Exploration Academy/Day Camp at the Y! Summer is a time for fun, but it’s also the perfect time for personal exploration through fun and exciting activities that engages both the mind and body! In addition to traditional summer activities, summers at the Y for 2021 will include time every day for reading, character development, STEM education, and college and career prep for teens. Summer Exploration Academy/Day Camp at the Y also include an hour of physical activity every day to help combat childhood obesity. Enroll now so your child or teen can spend time enjoying summer while expanding his or her personal development!
Click here for more information and to register online!
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.
Cloverleaf Elementary School
East Elementary School
Currently, we provide transportation from Cloverleaf Elementary School and East Elementary School to the Y.
We also provide After School Care for all elementary schools in Iredell County, however we do not provide transportation.
The following are the core components of our program:
- Devotion & Character Development
- Homework Time & Help (tutors on staff)
- Arts & Crafts
- $40 Registration Fee
- Voided Check for Bank Draft
- Registration Form
- Order of Medication (if applicable)
- Legal Documentation regarding custody or restraining issues (if applicable)
YMCA Out Of School Day Childcare/Remote Learning Day
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.