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 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.

Click here to register online!

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 Academy Only – Held at the William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA)
Ashley Elementary (After School Academy Only – Held at Brunson Elementary)
Brunson Elementary (Before and After School Academy)
Downtown School (Before and After School Academy)
Griffith Elementary (After School Academy)
Whitaker Elementary (After School Only Academy)

Questions

Contact Cameron Kilby – Youth Development at (336) 721.2100 or by email c.kilby@ymcanwnc.org

Teen After School Academy

Grades: 6-8

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

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!

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.

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.


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 4-May 31
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.

To register click here:
18 months-2 years
3 years-5 years
Pea Pods and Lunch Bunch

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

 

Events

Parents Time Out

Parents Time 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. For Members only. Sign up today at the Membership Desk!

Dates/Times

Monday-Thursday
Session A: 8:30-11:30am
Session B: 9:00am-12:00pm

Evening/Saturday options
Monday-Thursday 4:15-7:15pm
Saturday 8:30-11:30am

Ages

6 weeks through 12 years old. For children 8 through 12, this program is only available during Youth Wellness Center hours.

Daily Fee

$12 per child, $5 per additional child. For YMCA members only. 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 available 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

October 13
November 17
December 15

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, 4:30-6:45pm
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, 4:30-6:45pm
Saturday: 8:00am -12:00pm

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

Youth Wellness Center

Ages: 8 – 12 years
Mon-Thurs: 8:30am-12:00pm, 4:15 – 7:45pm (morning hours when WSFCS schools are out of session)
Saturday: 8:30am -12:00pm

The Youth Wellness Center is designed for youth and teens ages 8-12. Here they can enjoy our state of the art equipment built specifically with kids in mind. It 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.

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

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