Afterschool Childcare

  • A partnership with the Gaston County Family YMCA

    The Gaston County Family YMCA is dedicated to providing high quality, affordable, age-appropriate after school enrichment for your child when you cannot be there yourself. The program is available from school dismissal until 6:00 pm following the Gaston County School calendar. Children are served at both School Based Sites and at YMCA sites. Take a look at the information below to see where your child would participate. The YMCA Afterschool Enrichment program is open to all. Financial assistance is available. Students must be registered by 6:00 pm on Friday in order to participate in Afterschool the following week.

    2017-2018 Afterschool Registration Information

    The YMCA serves 33 Gaston County public schools across the county.
    School Based Site – Members $52, Program Participants $77 + $47 registration fee/child
    • W. B. Beam Intermediate, Belmont Central, Brookside, Carr, Cherryville Elementary, Costner, Gardner Park, Grier Middle, Ida Rankin, Hawks Nest STEAM Academy, HH Beam, Lingerfeldt, Lowell, New Hope, Page Primary, Pinewood, Pleasant Ridge, Robinson, Sadler, Sherwood, Southwest Middle, W.A. Bess, Webb Street School, Woodhill and York Chester Middle.
    YMCA Based Site (schools transported) – Members $62, Program Participants $87 + $47 registration fee/child
    Middle School – Member $52, Program Participants $77 + $47 registration fee/child
    • Stowe – Catawba Heights, Holbrook Middle, Ida Rankin, McAdenville, North Belmont, Belmont Middle, Cramerton Middle, Mt. Holly Middle
    Year Round Program
    The YMCA offers a Year Round Pricing program that provides care for an entire year with an equal weekly draft. This program starts on the first day of school 2017 (August 28) and ends on the last day of summer camp 2018. All Teacher Work Days, Half Days, Holiday Camp, Spring Break Camp, Afterschool, and Summer Camp are included. At the time of registration they must select an Afterschool site and a camp site.
    • School Based Site – Member $68, Program Participants $92 + $47 registration fee/child 
    • YMCA Based Site transported – Member $79, Program Participants $106 + $47 registration fee/child
    • Year Round Program Information and Pricing
    Financial Assistance and DSS Vouchers
    Financial Assistance is available through the YMCA. Please use the form below to apply. Three sites accept DSS Vouchers – Central YMCA onsite, Gardner Park Elementary, and Sherwood Elementary. Early registration is encouraged.
    Download a Financial Assistance Form
    Afterschool Gymnastics and Dance
    The YMCA is excited to offer four special programs to these students. Registration in these programs includes transportation from their afterschool site. Parent pick up is directly from program staff.

    Click below to learn more about these special programs.

    Gymnastics – Transported to Pharr Family YMCA
    Dance – Transported to Pharr Family YMCA
    Swim Lessons – Warlick and Stowe Family YMCAs
    Swim Club – Warlick and Stowe Family YMCAs
    Teacher Workday
    Childcare is included with all current Afterschool and Year Round participants. These days are held at the Central and Stowe Family YMCAs from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, students must arrive by 10:00 am. This program is provided with no additional fee to your weekly draft. Children not currently registered in YMCA Afterschool can sign up for Teacher Work Days if space is available.
    Holiday Camp and Spring Break Camp
    The YMCA offers full day care during extended school breaks at both the Central and Stowe YMCA locations. Full day care, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm, will be provided for all registered at either a daily or weekly rate. Students registered for After School and/or Summer Camp at the YMCA are not automatically registered or charged for this program.  Specific Registration is necessary. 
    • Teacher Work Day and Holiday Camp Information and Registration Form – Coming Soon! 
    • NEW! Spring Break Swim Camp offered at Stowe


    Gaston County School Employee Discount
    All full time Gaston County School employees qualify for a discount on both your YMCA Membership and Afterschool Care of 35%.
    Gaston County Girls on the Run
    YMCA Afterschool supports the Gaston County Girls on the Run program. We welcome children participating in both programs and will coordinate their transition during afterschool hours. This is subject to program site availability. Click here for more information and to register for the GOTR program.