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.
Child Watch/After School/Summer Camp
Childcare Program Director
Phone: 336-838-3991 ext. 6666
For children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Please label all items that you bring in with your child.
For children 6-11 years old.
Child Watch and Tween Time Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday: 8:00am–1:00pm; 4:00–8:30pm
Friday: 8:00am–1:00pm; 4:00–6:45pm
You may not sign your child in any later than 30 minutes prior to close.
No fee for those with memberships. Children of guests can pay a guest fee of $5 per child.
In Case of Illness
The Y offers a Child Watch Facility that renders “well child services.” We appreciate your respect for other children and our staff by keeping your child at home until he/she is well. Please remember what might not be serious for your child could turn into a serious illness for another. This policy will be strictly enforced. We welcome all comments, concerns and questions. Certain symptoms suggest the presence of communicable disease. Children who have the following symptoms should remain home until symptom-free for at least 24 hours, unless otherwise instructed by physician: Nasal/eye drainage (of any kind), Coughing, Fever, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Sore Throat, Skin rashes (undiagnosed or contagious), Infected sores with yellow or green discharge which cannot be covered by clothing or bandages. If children exhibit any of these symptoms during their stay in the Child Watch program, the parent/guardian will be asked to pick up their child.
Please sign your child/children in the log book and receive a numbered pick-up card for your child that matches their security bracelet(s). Sign in the appropriate time of arrival. Also write your exact location in the YMCA during your time of service and if jogging outside, please leave a cell number in which you can be reached in case of emergency or sickness. Please label or mark with permanent marker, your child’s belongings or please sign out the time you are leaving with your child. We ask that you do not allow your child to bring any electronic devices with them. They are costly and we will not be responsible for them.
For more information, please contact: Kim Dalton, Childcare Program Director at 336.838.3991.
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.
All out of school days and inclement weather days will be held at the YMCA. For more information, contact Kim Dalton at (336) 838-3991 ext. 6666 or firstname.lastname@example.org
After School Academy Sites
We pick up from North Wilkesboro and Mulberry and take them to CC Wright Elementary. We also pick up from Boomer Ferguson and take them to Wilkesboro Elementary.