Childcare

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.


Before & After School

The Before and After School program is a safe and fun option for parents in need of care for their children. The links below includes more detailed information about our program.

Click here to register online!

Registration Form
Payment Form
K-5 Brochure
Teen Brochure
Parent Handbook

Inclement Weather Plan

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. We’ll play games, swim, do arts & crafts, make new friends and so much more.

Please sign up at least 2 days before the day of care needed. Click here to register for Out of School Child Care.

Financial Assistance is available through our Open Doors program

Schools Served By The William G. White, Jr.  Family YMCA

Arts Based Elementary (After School Only)
Ashley Elementary (After School Only – Held at Brunson Elementary)
Brunson Elementary (Before School and After School)
Downtown School (Before School and After School)
Griffith Elementary (After School)
Whitaker Elementary (After School Only)

Questions

Contact Cameron Kilby – Child Care Services at (336) 721.2100 or by email c.kilby@ymcanwnc.org

Teen After School Program

Grades: 6-8

The William G. White Jr., Family YMCA’s Middle School After School Program 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.

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

Schools Served

Hanes Middle School
Jefferson Middle School
Paisley Middle School
Steam Academy
Downtown School
Wiley Middle School
Arts Based School

Click here to register online!

Registration Form
Payment Form
Teen Brochure
Parent Handbook

Dates for the After School Program

The After School Program 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.

Financial Assistance

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.


Pea Pods: Preschool Enrichment Academy

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!

Ages

18 months to 5 years old

Dates

September 5-June 1
9:00am-12:00pm, Monday-Friday

Fees

Monthly Rate
5 Days: $225/Members, $255/Potential Members
3 Days: $165/Members, $185/Potential Members
2 Days: $135/Members, $165/Potential Members
$40 Registration Fee

Morning Bunch from 8:00-9:00am*

$5 per day (Members), $10 per day (Potential Members)

Lunch Bunch from 12:00-1:00pm*

$5 per day (Members), $10 per day (Potential Members)

*Please note that children cannot attend both Morning Bunch and Lunch Bunch in the same day.

For registration and general information please contact Yanira Pereda, y.pereda@ymcanwnc.org.

 

Events

Parents Morning Out

Parents Morning Out is a great time for you to have some time to run errands or meet with friends while your child(ren) have a fun time at the YMCA. The William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA will be hosting Parents Morning Out every weekday!

Sign up today at the Membership Desk!

Dates/Times

Monday-Friday Session 1: 8:30-11:30am Session 2: 9:00am-12:00pm

Ages

6 weeks through 7 years old

Daily Fee

$10 per child, $5 per additional child. Child must be a Member. Payments: Due at or before time of service. Child must be registered by 9am on day of service. Late return fees may apply.

Registration is required-information is avaibale at the Welcome Center.


Parents Night Out

Are you looking for a fun place to leave your children while you spend an evening out? The William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA has the perfect option for you. On certain days of every month you can drop your kids off at the YMCA from 5:00-9:00 pm. Sign up today at the Membership Desk! Our K-5 kids will start the evening with a swim, so don’t forget your bathing suit!

Each child gets 2 slices of pizza and a drink. (Extra slice of pizza is $1.50/slice.)

Ages

6 weeks old – 5th grade

Upcoming Dates and Times

November 18
December 16

5:00-9:00pm

Cost to sign up in advance

Members: $15 for 1 child / $10 for each additional child
Potential Members: $20 for each child

Cost to sign up day of

Members: $15 per child *no additional child discount
Potential Members: $20 for each child

Contact

Yanira Pereda, Family Life Coordinator, 336.721.2100 or by email at y.pereda@ymcanwnc.org.


Child Watch

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

Nursery

Ages: 6 wks – 3 years
Mon-Thurs: 8:30am –  12:00pm, 4:15 – 7:45pm
Friday: 8:30am – 12:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Adventure Room

Ages: 3 – 7 years
Mon-Thurs: 8:30am – 12:00pm, 4:15 – 7:45pm
Friday: 8:30am – 12:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am -12:00pm

Last check-in must be 30 minutes prior to closing of Child Watch area

Youth Wellness Center

Ages: 8 and up

Grades: 2nd-8th

The XRZone is our youth wellness center designed for youth and teens ages 8-15. Here they can enjoy our state of the art equipment built specifically with kids in mind. Kids can enjoy dancing on the Dance Dance Revolution, Racing on the Expresso Bikes, Punching on the 3 Kick, and much more! The XRZone also offers our very popular rock climbing wall that is sure to challenge people of all ages! Click here for the Climbing Wall waiver that must be filled out before your child can climb.

Normal Hours

Monday-Thursday: 4:15-7:30pm
Friday: 4:15-6:45pm*
Saturday: 8:30am-12:00pm
*Due to low attendance, there will be no Child Watch on Friday evenings starting February 1, 2017.

Out of School Days

Monday-Friday: 8:30am-12:00pm
Monday-Thursday: 4:15-7:45pm
Friday: 4:15-6:45pm

Contact: Yanira Pereda, Family Life Coordinator, if you would like more information.
Phone: (336) 721-2100 ext. 6266
Email: y.pereda@ymcanwnc.org

Programs

By Design Plus Y Personal Training

30 Minutes Personal Training – WGW

Personal Training, Weight Mgmt

Program Dates: Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017

Non-Member: $20.00

Not available for online registration. Please visit the William G. White Jr. Family YMCA for registration information.

Volleyball Academy

WGW Academy (4th – 8th grade) Wed 5:30pm

Volleyball, Youth Sports

Program Dates: Dec 9 2017 - Feb 7 2018

Member: $75.00

Non-Member: $105.00

Register

WGW Adult & Teen Swim Lessons (12 & Up)

2018-01 T/Th 7:15-8:00pm Teen & Adult Swim Lessons

Adults, Aquatics, Swim Lessons

Ages: 12 - 100

Program Dates: Jan 8 2018 - Feb 1 2018

Member: $52.00

Non-Member: $88.00

Register

WGW Adult & Teen Swim Lessons (12 & Up)

2018-02 T/Th 7:15-8:00pm Teen & Adult Swim Lessons

Adults, Aquatics, Swim Lessons

Ages: 12 - 100

Program Dates: Feb 5 2018 - Mar 1 2018

Member: $52.00

Non-Member: $88.00

Register

WGW Adult & Teen Swim Lessons (12 & Up)

2018-03 T/Th 7:15-8:00pm Teen & Adult Swim Lessons

Adults, Aquatics, Swim Lessons

Ages: 12 - 100

Program Dates: Mar 5 2018 - Mar 29 2018

Member: $52.00

Non-Member: $88.00

Register

WGW Adult & Teen Swim Lessons (12 & Up)

2018-04 T/Th 7:15-8:00pm Teen & Adult Swim Lessons

Adults, Aquatics, Swim Lessons

Ages: 12 - 100

Program Dates: Apr 9 2018 - May 2 2018

Member: $52.00

Non-Member: $88.00

Register

WGW Fitness Classes/Boot Camp

2017-12 M/F 8:45-9:45 am Pam’s Boot Camp

Adults, Boot Camp, Fitness / Wellness, Group Wellness

Ages: 18 - 110

Program Dates: Dec 4 2017 - Dec 29 2017

Member: $75.00

Non-Member: $100.00

Registration has ended for this program.

WGW Home School Programming

2018-01 M/W 9:35-10:05 AM Stages 1&2 Homeschool Swim Lessons

Aquatics, Home School Programs, Swim Lessons

Ages: 5 - 12

Program Dates: Jan 9 2018 - Feb 1 2018

Non-Member: $42.00

Register

WGW Home School Programming

2018-01 M/W 9:35-10:05 AM Stages 3+ Homeschool Swim Lessons

Aquatics, Home School Programs, Swim Lessons

Ages: 5 - 12

Program Dates: Jan 9 2018 - Feb 1 2018

Non-Member: $42.00

Register

WGW Home School Programming

2018-02 M/W 9:35-10:05 AM Stages 1&2 Homeschool Swim Lessons

Aquatics, Home School Programs, Swim Lessons

Ages: 5 - 12

Program Dates: Feb 6 2018 - Feb 27 2018

Non-Member: $42.00

Register