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Lake Wylie 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.


Our Childwatch program is FREE to all members while they are enjoying our programs and facility. Childwatch offers age appropriate activities for infants and children through age 9. Please send your child dressed for fun!

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – Noon and 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – Noon

After School Program

After School Program

Ages: 4-14

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 assignments.

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 Armory is provided for your child for the following schools:
Bethany Elementary
Kinard Elementary
Larne Elementary
Clover Middle School

Transportation from school to Bethel Baptist Church is provided for your child for:
Bethel Elementary School
Griggs Road Elementary

Transportation from school to the new CSD Community YMCA (beginning in October 2016) is provided for your child for:
Crowders Creek Elementary
Oakridge Elementary
Oakridge 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 6:15 pm
All Day Care: 7:00 am – 6:15 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.

*Please hand deliver your registration forms to the CSD Community YMCA, 5485 Charlotte Hwy Clover, front desk. We are not able to accept applications that are emailed, faxed or delivered to another YMCA location.

Click here for our handbook.

Click here for Afterschool Registration Form

Click here for 2019/2020 Afterschool Flyer