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.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
We are pleased to offer a distinctive, whole-student learning approach for K-12 students impacted by COVID-19. The E-Learning Academy will take place in multiple area YMCA facilities and has been designed to support the online education and instruction your student will receive from school this fall.
The YMCA E-Learning Academy features:
- Safe, WiFi-connected environment for students to complete school-assigned online instruction
- On-site education support and tutoring
- Peer connection and social-emotional development including CircleUp check-ins
- Y Selectives, including fitness and athletic training, arts and hobbies, leadership development, and more
In addition to the E-Learning Academy, we have also adapted our After School Academy to meet the changing needs of our schools, students, and families.
Click here for our digital brochure.
To register for grades K-5 at Kernersville or William G. White, Jr. Family YMCAs, click here.
To register for grades 6-12 at Kernersville, click here.
To register for grades 6-12 at William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA, click here.
To register for 6th-12th grade at Jerry Long Family YMCA, click here.
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools*** (K-12th)
Jerry Long Family YMCA
Kernersville Family YMCA
William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA
Winston Lake Family YMCA****
-K-12 E-Learning Academy Monday-Friday from 7:00am-6:00pm
-3 days of E-Learning Academy
Member: $150 per week
Potential Member: $180 per week
-5 days of E-Learning Academy
Member: $190 per week
Potential Member: $220 per week
Parents will be responsible for transporting their children to the Y for After School Academy.
***Coming soon, E-Learning Academy at the Fulton Family YMCA!
****Please contact email@example.com for information and registration.
To contact the E-Learning Academy site directly, please call 336 944 3116.
Before and After School Academy
Before and 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 including a parent handbook, brochure and registration form.
YMCA Out Of School Day/Remote Learning Day Child Care – Plus Winter Camp!
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 and/or Winter Camp.
Schools Served By The William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA
Brunson Elementary (Before and After School Academy – Held at the William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA)
Downtown School (Before and After School Academy)
Griffith Elementary (After School Academy)
Whitaker Elementary (After School Only Academy – Held at the William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA)
Contact Gena Fisher – Youth Development at (336) 721.2100 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Teen After School Academy
The William G. White Jr., Family YMCA’s Middle School After School Academy is designed to help youth reach their God-given potential in spirit, mind and body. Youth in the program develop the skills they need to be a contributing member of the Winston-Salem community. Students participate in activities that reinforce core values such as caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith and give them the chance to make better decisions later in life. Youth are surrounded daily by caring role models who help them grow and learn. Additionally, the program adapts to the changing needs of the youth served and focuses on three elements: 1) homework assistance 2) physical fitness and 3) enrichment activities. Click here for more information including a parent handbook, brochure and registration form.
Daily Schedule Example
2:30 – 4 p.m: (Arrival to program and homework/snack time)
4 – 5 p.m: Team building/Fitness Challenges/Sports Clinics/Science Project activities
5 – 6 p.m: Departure and Free Play in the Gym/Youth Wellness Center
Hanes Middle School
Jefferson Middle School
Paisley Middle School
Wiley Middle School
Dates for After School Academy
The After School Academy begins on the first day of school and will run until the last day of the school calendar year. Snow days are included with the after school program. During inclement weather days, care will be provided at the YMCA from 7:00am-6:00pm.
The YMCA turns no one away due to the inability to pay. If you would like more information, inquire about our Open Doors financial assistance program.
YMCA Out Of School Day 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.
Days the YMCA Does Not Offer Care
New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day & day after, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
Transportation to YMCA provided by the WSFCS. To set up transportation, please speak with your child’s school transportation specialist who will arrange transportation for your child to the YMCA.
*Exception: Wiley Middle School – YMCA counselor will meet your child at Wiley Middle School and walk across Hanes Park to YMCA. Students who go to Hanes and are dropped off at Brunson Express site will be met by a Y counselor and walked over to the Y.
Our Preschool Enrichment Academy provides a safe and loving environment for 18 months through pre-kindergarten age children. Our goal is to encourage and develop each child’s academic, social and physical development and growth. Primary activities your child will enjoy include fitness and recreational swim (age appropriate) time, art and crafts activities, creative play, music and story time, sports themed activities and a healthy snack. We will provide an amazing staff team that is energetic and caring to be with your pod!
18 months to 5 years old
Unfortunately due to the coronavirus, Preschool Enrichment Academy will not run in 2020-2021, see you in the fall of 2021.
For questions, please contact Ammanda Crouch at email@example.com.
Kids Zone (formerly Child Watch)
Currently available at the Jerry Long and Robinhood Road Family YMCAs
Parents Time Out and Parents Night Out
Not currently available