The YMCA is here for you and your family with stable, safe before and after school programs that elevate your child through a variety of enrichment activities and opportunities for skill development, physical activity and fun. Our caring, supportive staff are second to none.
We focus on character development and social emotional learning. Our after school programs also offer a quiet space and support for students to work on their homework Monday through Thursday afternoons.
If your home/work life balance has shifted in recent years, or your office is still your kitchen table, or if each week looks different than one before it, the YMCA is here to support you and your family with our flexible before and after school options and choices.
Yearly and Weekly Care Options
The YMCA offers two different options for school care – Yearly or Weekly. Each one has slight differences and advantages depending on your family’s needs.
You register one time for a complete school year of before or after school programs. You pick the days of the week your child will attend programs. For example, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays or Mondays – Fridays.
Days are not transferable and can’t be changed during the year. The days of the week selected at the time of registration stay the same for the remainder of the year.
Your program payments will then be drafted once a month and each month’s payment is the same.
Yearly works best for families who have consistent, week over week schedules and who need consistent, quality after school programming for their children.
You register by the week for before or after school programs. You pick the days of the week your child will attend programs per week for that week of care. For example, during the week of Oct. 3, you need all five days of after school, but during the week of Oct. 24, you only need care on Tuesday and Thursday.
Weekly offers the most flexibility. Families can register each week for the specific days they need each week. However, once you have registered for a particular week, you can not change the days within that week.
Families can register as far in advance as they would like. A deposit is due at the time of registration and the monthly balance is drafted the first of each month. If the first of the month has passed, payment is due in full at the time of registration.
Weekly works best for families whose schedules change week over week and who need consistent, quality after school programming for their children.
YMCA is Here
With more than 60 Before and After School programs operating in the greater Triangle area for grades K – 8, we feel certain we have a program for you. Many programs run at the school and some run out of YMCA locations.
Be sure to check out our complete list of programs and sites on our Before and After School pages.
Please also see our full policies on registering for YMCA Before and After School programs.