School-Age Child Care at the YMCA builds self-esteem, values and leadership skills. You’ll know your children are growing and exploring their potential; they’ll think they’re just having fun
The YMCA offers North Carolina 3-5 star-rated, licensed programs designed for ages 5-12 that is based on the four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. We offer developmentally-appropriate activities that will enhance your child’s confidence, enrich his or her social and physical development and encourage self-expression. Our program includes arts and crafts, sports, cooking, adventure, teambuilding, anti-bullying programs, obesity prevention, swimming (swim lessons available), Group X classes including Yoga, homework assistance (tutoring available), group games, outside play and more.
All YMCA School-Age Child Care staff members are certified in CPR, standard first aid and emergency procedures. In addition, counselors receive 40 hours of additional training in topics such as conflict resolution, child-abuse prevention, Stewards of Children national certification training, diversity, team building and developmental assets. No matter our age, we are students, too. Continuing education is required of all child care staff to maintain certifications.
Option 1: Register in person at:
Child Care Services branch located at 53 Asheland Avenue, Suite 102-A. Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PMOption 2: Send information by mail to:
Child Care Services YMCA
53 Asheland Ave. Suite 102-A
Asheville, NC 28801Registration Requirements
In order to complete your registration you must provide:
Online Payment Instructions
- A copy of each child’s immunization records and medical records.
- A completed and signed registration packet.
- A non-refundable registration fee.
- A non-refundable payment for the first week of attendance.
- If paying by check, please include your child’s name and school name on your check.
- A recent color photo of child.
- If applicable...a completed YMCA financial assistance application with three recent pay stubs and your most recent tax forms.
- A valid copy of your child care services voucher, if you are currently eligible for a subsidy.
Go to www.ymcawnc.org
and click on the CHECK OUT OUR PROGRAMS ONLINE link at the bottom. Read the instructions and click "Register for Programs" to continue. For the first time login, please enter the CHILD'S last name, First name, and Parent's email address. The password is the first initial followed by the last initial and the birth date (mmddyy). Once logged in, choose Child Care branch and "My Rosters." There should be a balance due option to view what is owed currently, and a link to pay that balance with a credit card.Financial Assistance
For the latest information concerning financial assistance, please visit the YMCA of Western North Carolina Afterschool website
Please call 210-2273 to reach our Child Care Services YMCA office for questions regarding our programs in Buncombe County.