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
The Wilkes Family YMCA offers friendly and convenient solutions for parents needing time to accomplish their fitness goals. We provide a supervised, safe, caring and fun environment for children ages 6 weeks to 11 years of age for up to two and a half hours.
Registration is open for the best summer ever! 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.
For more, please visit our Camp website by clicking here.
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.
Due to licensing, we can no longer provide all day care at the Y on inclement weather days.
For more information, contact Kim Dalton at (336) 838-3991 ext. 6666 or email@example.com
After School Sites
Our After School sites are located at CC Wright, Millers Creek, Mt. Pleasant, Ronda Clingman, Mountain View and Wilkesboro Elementary.
We pick up from Boomer Ferguson and Moravian Falls and take the children to Wilkesboro Elementary. We also pick up from North Wilkesboro and Mulberry and take them to CC Wright Elementary.