Child Care

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 Olivia Gant.


Ages: 5-12

The Northwest Y Afterschool Program is a fun place to be with lots of positive staff interaction and learning opportunities. We provide physical fitness time, homework help and a wide variety of other activities, including STEM and time to socialize with friends or play games.

Our childcare/afterschool program has been adjusted to coincide with Lexington-Richland Five’s school schedule. The cost of weekly childcare will be adjusted once the school district returns to a 5-day week schedule.

Transportation is Provided From: 

  • Ballentine Elementary
  • Dutch Fork Elementary
  • H.E. Corley Elementary
  • Nursery Road Elementary
  • Oak Pointe Elementary
  • River Springs Elementary

Note: We will accept drop-offs from any location. Please also note that the NorthWest Y will follow the Lex /Rich Five school schedule.

Hours: School dismissal – 6 pm; 7 am to 6 pm

4 Days Afterschool/1 Day Virtual – $85/$115 nonmembers





Ages: 5 -12

Cost: $29 for members/$37 for non-members per day for non-afterschool participants

In-service days/student holidays are included in regular afterschool weekly fees, except for Holiday Breaks (Winter Break and Spring Break), which are registered and paid for separately.

All participants must register for All Day Outs by the Wednesday before so that staff can prepare.

Upcoming Dates:
Dec. 17, 2020
Dec. 18, 2020
Jan. 18, 2021
Feb. 15, 2021
March 15, 2021

Times: Drop off starts at 7 am and pick-up by 6:00 pm

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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. 1:10 Ratio

Ages: 5-12

Wednesdays, Jan. 13 – March 3, 2021

Monthly Cost:
$60 members; $90 nonmembers

For more information, contact Youth Director Olivia Gant.

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Due to Covid-19 restrictions Child Watch is available on a limited basis. Registration is required at least one hour in advance. Masks are required.

Ages: 2-9

Fee: Free for members


Monday: 5:30-7:30pm (Ages 2-9)

Tuesday: 5:30-7:30pm (Ages 2-9)

Wednesday: 5:30-7:30pm (Ages 2-9)

Thursday: 5:30-7:30pm (Ages 2-9)

Friday: 8:00-10:30am (Ages 2-5)




(Note: Currently unavailable due to the effects COVID-19.)

Adventure Zone is a fun and exciting children’s entertainment experience at the NorthWest Family YMCA. It includes a huge indoor playground, video gaming area, parent lounge area – something for children of all ages. Children must be accompanied by a parent if outside of Adventure Club hours.

Ages: 5 – 12 years