Child care and early learning programs at the Y focus on holistically nurturing child development by providing a safe and healthy place to learn fundamental skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. That makes for confident kids today, and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.
For more information on Child Care programs, please contact Ashley Norton.
Ages: 6 weeks – 5 years
A safe and fun YMCA staff supervised area where parents with a Family Membership can leave their children to play and enjoy activities while they participate in programs on-site.
Cost: Two free hours per day with family membership
Days & Times:
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – noon and 4:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – noon and 4 – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – noon and
Sunday: 1:30 – 5 p.m.
Kids’ Club Deep Sea Discovery
Ages: 5-11 years
Check your Kids’ Club kids in at ChildWatch Deep Sea Discovery and our Kids’ Club Deep Sea Crew will entertain them with games and activities in the facility and on the playground. All ChildWatch policies and guidelines apply.
Cost: Two free hours per day with a family membership
Days & Times:
Monday – Thursday: 8a.m. – 12 p.m. (only during summer and non-school days for Richland Two schools); 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 8a.m. – 12 p.m. (only during summer and non-school days for Richland Two schools); 4:30 – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – noon
Sunday: 1:30 – 5 p.m.
All Day Outs
Ages: K-8th grade
Cost: $15 for members/$25 for non-members per day
No school means a day of fun at the Y! Children will have time to enjoy activities such as swimming, active games, crafts and dancing. Drop off starts at 7 a.m. and pick-up by 6:15 p.m.
We must have a minimum of 10 participants enrolled by the Friday before to operate a No School Day or Holiday Camp.
Winter Break Camp
Cost: $115 for members/$155 for non-members per week
Ages: K5 – 8th Grade (5 – 14)
Spring Break Camp is a fun way for your children to enjoy spring break! There will be games, sports, arts and crafts, and STEM activities throughout the camp week. Lunch and a snack are included. Please be sure to pack your child a water bottle.
Times: Drop off starts at 7 am and pick-up by 6 pm (late fee of $1 per minute after 6:15 p.m.)
Y-Club Afterschool Program
The Y-Club Afterschool Program is a fun place to be with lots of positive staff interaction and learning opportunities. We provide a healthy afterschool snack, physical fitness time, homework help and a wide variety of other activities, including STEM and time to socialize with friends or play games.
Hours: School dismissal – 6 p.m.
Ages: Kindergarten – 8th grade
$45 members/$60 non-members
When there is a half day at school, we will still hold afterschool and pick up the children from school when they are dismissed. On School in-service days and student holidays we will hold All Day Outs and each participants must be registered by the Friday before to attend. Holiday breaks (Winter Break and Spring Break) are also registered and paid for separately.
Transportation is provided from:
- Bethel Handberry Elementary
- Bookman Road Elementary
- Bridge Creek Elementary
- Catawba Trail Elementary
- Center for Achievement Elementary
- Kelly Mill Middle
- Lake Carolina Primary
- Lake Carolina Secondary
- Langford Elementary
- North Springs Elementary
- Pontiac Elementary
- Rice Creek Elementary
- Sandlapper Elementary
- Round Top Elementary
Download: 2017-2018 Afterschool Registration Form
Wee Wonders Preschool Program
Ages: 2 – 4 years
We carefully design every activity with our Wee Wonders Preschool Program to expand their imaginations and encourage lifelong, positive values. We offer half-day programs from the Y-Preschool Curriculum, fostering the development of the whole child and include activities that are well balanced with recreational, educational, character development and enrichment activities. Program runs with the Richland Two School District Calendar including all Holiday and In-service Days. You will be asked to provide snack for the class at least once a month (you will receive a calendar with the dates).
Preschool 8:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Example of a daily schedule:
8:45-9: Drop-off/ free time
9-9:30: Circle time
9:30-10:15: Lesson plan time, worksheets, etc.
10:15-10:30: Bathroom break
10:30-11:15: Hands-on activities
11:15-11:45: Snack time
11:45- 12: Bathroom break
12-12:45: Unstructured play time (playground or class room stations)
This program focuses on small motor skills, independent play and shapes, colors, and letters. Twice a month they will attend a kids exercise class to help improve their motor skills.
Age: 2 years old (must be 2 by September 1)
Days: Two days a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Members: $115 /month
Non-members: $165 / month
This program focuses on further developing small motor skills, independent play and shapes, colors, and letters. Twice a month they will attend a kids’ exercise class to help improve their motor skills and they will also go swimming twice a month.
Age: 3 years old (must be 3 by September 1)
Days: Three days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Members: $170 / month
Non-members: $205 / month
Age: 4 years old (must be 4 by September 1)
This program focuses on socialization, Kindergarten readiness, independent letter recognition, popcorn (sight) words, counting, and everything they will need to be ready for Kindergarten. Twice a month they will attend a kids exercise class to help improve their motor skills, as well as go swimming twice a month.
Days: Monday through Friday
Members: $240 / month
Non-members: $280 / month
Parent’s Night Out
Age: 6 weeks to 12 years old
Your child will enjoy a night of games, music, crafts, swimming, and more. The Y will provide 4-hours of supervised fun and activities along with dinner (cheese pizza). Check-in at Learning Lagoon at drop-off. Pick-up will take place at the playground gate. Please ensure that you pack any items that child may need during this timeframe (bottles, diapers, wipes, swim suit, towel, etc.) Program available every second Friday and fourth Saturday of the month.
Times: 6 – 10 p.m.
Cost: $15 YMCA members / $25 non-members
(late registration fee of $5 beginning the Thursday before event)
(late pick-up fee of $1 per minute for those picked up after 10 p.m.)
Parent’s Morning Out
Ages: 6 weeks – 4 years
Drop off your child at the Childwatch desk at the Y and let our staff watch and entertain them while you run errands or just enjoy time to yourself. Please remember to pack diapers, wipes and anything your child will need during this time, including snacks. Held the 3rd Thursday of each month.
Time: 9 a.m. – noon.
(late registration fee of $5 begins Wednesday before the event)
(late pickup fee of $1 per minute for those picked up after noon)
Home School Swim & Gym
The YMCA Home School Swim and Gym program is a great way to work physical activity, healthy living, socialization and play into your homeschool curriculum. The goal of swim and gym classes for students is to have planned individual and cooperative physical activity and fitness assessments promoting the students’ optimum physical, mental, emotional, and social development through a focus on swimming and sports.
Day/time: Meets on Wednesdays, 12-3 p.m.
$35/YMCA members; $70/non-member
Sibling cost: $25/YMCA members, $60/non-members
Upcoming Sessions TBA
For more information, contact Kenny Johnson.