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.


After School Academy

After School Academy 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.

Click here to register online!

For more information, please contact the Y at 336 985 9622.

Schools Served

King Elementary School
152 E. School Street
King, NC 27021

Mt. Olive Elementary School
2145 Chestnut Grove Road
King, NC 27021

Walnut Cove Elementary School
1211 Walnut Cove School Road
Walnut Cove, NC 27052
Program Center Coordinator: Amanda Dickerson 336 914 9310

Poplar Springs Elementary School
223 Hobe Kiser Road
King, NC 27021

Pinnacle Elementary School
Kids are bussed to Mt. Olive Elementary School
1095 Surry Line Road
Pinnacale, NC 27043

Teen After School Academy

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School Served

Chestnut Grove Middle School
Program Location: Mt. Olive Elementary School

For more information, please contact the Y at 336 985 9622.

Financial Assistance is available through our Open Doors program.

YMCA Out Of School Days Child Care

On Out of School Days (OSD), we offer all-day child care, from 7:00am 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.

Child Watch

The YMCA offers Child Watch to supervise children for free to members with household memberships while parents exercise.


Ages: 6 weeks – 5 years old
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30am-12:30pm & 4:30-8:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am-12:30pm & 4:00-8:00pm
Friday: 8:30am-12:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am-12:30pm
Sunday: Closed

Youth Room

Ages: 6-11 years old
*Morning hours are the same as the Nursery ONLY when scheduled Stokes County out of school days and during the summer time
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 4:30-8:00pm
Tuesday: 4:00-8:00pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 9:00am-12:30pm
Sunday: Closed

The Nursery and Youth Room are available for children under an Adult with Dependent or Household with Dependent Memberships only.

Questions? Contact Tiffany Boyles at or 336.985.9622

Date Night Late Night

This is the all-in-one event you’ve been waiting to see! You can enjoy a night out on the town while your kids are under the trusted supervision of the YMCA trained staff members. Each month will feature a different fun-filled theme! All participants will receive dinner and we will offer a canteen to purchase snacks and a drink and will have the option to swim! Ages 18 months – 12 years. Participants must be in Kindergarten for overnight option.

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Preschool Enrichment Academy

Our Preschool Enrichment Academy provides a safe and loving environment for 18 months through pre-kindergarten age children. We want to encourage and develop each child’s academic, social, and physical development growth. Our primary goal for your child will be to enjoy a curriculum-based program that also includes a fitness component, arts and crafts, creative play, music and story time, and a snack.


Monthly sessions beginning September 10, 2018 through May 24, 2019
9am- 12pm Monday- Friday
Program runs during the school year and will operate on the same schedule as Stokes County Schools.


Please register your child a week ahead of your designated start date so we can prepare properly for them to have a great first day! You can register with our membership desk or online here.


Anyone 18 months through pre-kindergarten age

What to bring

A change of clothes and diapers if needed. Please label all belongings!

Monthly rates

2 day plan: Members $120; Potential Members $135
3 day plan: Members $145; Potential Members $160
5 day plan: Members $225; Potential Members $255
And a one-time $30 registration fee which includes your child’s Preschool Enrichment Academy t-shirt.

Contact Emily Coghill for more information at or 336 985 9622 ext. 6639.

Special Programs

Wise Start

Wise Start is a Smart Start grant funded program designed for the preschool aged population. Wise Start offers physical and nutritional activities to child care centers throughout Stokes Co. These activities encourage preschool children and subsequently their families to adopt healthier lifestyle options.

Wise Start is not just focusing on the health benefits it has to offer, but a big part of this program focuses on teacher / child interaction. We want to see teachers more engaged with the children. By doing so, this gives our preschoolers a wonderful learning environment, with warm, inviting, caring teachers. We want to see all childcare facilities in Stokes Co strive to be a 4 star center or higher. Wise Start encourages teachers and caregivers to give the highest quality of childcare possible.

These children are our future and deserve the best. Let’s work together to help them receive a “Wise Start” in life.

Ask your child’s caregiver about Wise Start today!


Contact Millie Lambe at or 336.985.9622


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