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.


A supervised area where children can play in a safe and caring environment while parents work out. Activities include playground time, music, arts and crafts and story time. Children may be checked into Child Watch for up to two hours per visit; parents must remain on YMCA premises.

play-binoculars-girlAges: 8 weeks to 4 years

ChildWatch Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 7:45 am – noon & 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Friday: 7:45 am – noon & 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – noon

Members: FREE
Non-members: $7 per child per visit



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



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.


School dismissal – 6 pm
Ages: 4K – 8th grade
Weekly Cost: $50 members/$65 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:

  • Ballentine Elementary
  • Crossroads Middle
  • Dutch Fork Elementary
  • Dutch Fork Middle
  • Green Charter School
  • H.E. Corley Elementary
  • Harbison West Elementary
  • Irmo Elementary
  • Irmo Middle
  • Nursery Road Elementary
  • Oak Pointe Elementary
  • River Springs Elementary

Download: In-House Registration Form



Ages: 5 -12

Cost: $15 for members/$25 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 Friday before so that staff can prepare.

Upcoming Dates:
October 5, 2020
October 30, 2020
November 2, 2020
November 25-27, 2020

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




The YMCA Homeschool 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. Participants will also learn sports and swimming skills while developing social relationships.

Day/time: Meets on Wednesdays, 9 am – 12 pm

$45/YMCA members; $80/non-member

August 28 – October 16
October 23 – December 18
January 8 – February 26
March 4 – April 29

For more information, contact  Olivia Gant.

For in-house registration, please complete this form.