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Charlotte Avenue Branch YMCA

Child Care

The YMCA is committed to developing strong character in children through activities that promote our four core values: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. We want your child’s YMCA experience to be filled with opportunities to try new things, learn and grow, and make long-lasting friendships. Our goal is to provide a safe, positive, fun, Christian environment where children may achieve their greatest God-given potential.


After School Program

After School Program

The Upper Palmetto YMCA is committed to providing the highest quality After School care possible. We are excited about the unique programming opportunities provided by our After School program. We incorporate the basic Christian values of honesty, responsibility, respect and caring in our activities. Our program is designed to enhance your child’s school day through activities such as homework support, field trips, large and small group games, devotions and singing.

We strive to develop the whole child through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all, including the following:

Healthy Spirit -We offer daily devotion time, and a group discussion time, where youth have the opportunity to reflect on their day, talk about issues and concerns impacting their lives. Youth also develop a stronger understanding of the core YMCA values of Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Caring.

Healthy Mind -We know how important homework time is. We provide a structured study room where youth have 30-45 minutes of homework time. Staff are on hand to support youth as they work on their assigments.

Healthy Body – In an effort to promote healthy living, the YMCA provides at least 30 minutes of daily fitness time. Activities may include:kickball game, team sports, relay races, group games, or yoga.

Transportation from school to the Charlotte Avenue Branch YMCA is provided for your child for the following schools:

Pick up:
Belleview Elementary School
Ebenezer Elementary School
Ebinport Elementary School
Finley Road Elementary School
Independence Elementary School
India Hook Elementary
Lesslie Elementary School
Mt. Gallant Elementary School
Mt. Holly Elementary School
Northside Elementary School
Oakdale Elementary School
Old Pointe Elementary School
Richmond Dr. Elementary School
Rosewood Elementary School
Sunset Park Elementary School
York Road Elementary School
Castle Heights Middle School
Dutchman Creek Middle School
Rawlinson Rd. Middle School
Saluda Trail Middle School
Sullivan Middle School
*minimum of 5 children for each location

A limited amount of financial assistance is available. Please complete the application available at the YMCA Front Offices and allow 2-4 weeks for processing prior to the first day of enrollment.  After School Financial Assistance is applied during the After School/Summer Day Camp cycle beginning in August and ending the following August.

Program Dates: Each YMCA After School Program follows the schedule of their local School District when scheduling child care days, teacher holidays, inclement weather days, in service days and other holidays.

Program Hours:
School Dismissal until 6:00 pm
All Day Care: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
(Open teacher work days and school holidays)

The Program is closed:

Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Day After Christmas, New Year’s Day, Good Friday and Memorial Day.

Limited spaces are available for certain schools.  Many are full. Please contact Karen Isaac for availability. 


Click here for the registration form.
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Childwatch

Childwatch

Our Childwatch program is FREE to all members while they are enjoying our programs and facility. Our childwatch program offers age-appropriate activities for children 6 weeks to 10 years old. Please send your child dressed for fun!

Hours of Operation:

Monday: 8am-Noon, 4pm-8pm
Tuesday: 8am-Noon, 4pm-8pm
Wednesday: 8am-Noon, 4pm-8pm
Thursday: 8am-Noon, 4pm-8pm
Friday: 8am-Noon
Saturday: 8am-Noon