Before & After School Program

Before & After School Program

YMCA Afterschool Care is for children in Pre-K through fifth grade who need supervision until their parents can pick them up once school lets out. The program is designed to offer homework help; fun, exciting activities; nutritious snacks; and play time in an innovative, safe environment that promotes a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Afterschool Care is held on-site at your child’s elementary school by Y Staff, all of whom are certified teachers in the Raleigh County School System. Our staff will carefully guide your child through each part of the day’s curriculum and will provide encouragement and coaching where needed.

Hours Of Operation
Monday-Friday: 2:45pm – 6:00pm*

*Note: Check the Raleigh County Schools Calendar for school closures. YMCA Afterschool is not in session when schools are closed.

The YMCA Afterschool Program is accepting students at the following locations: Cresecent Elementary, Hollywood Elementary, Maxwell Hill Elementary, Ridgeview Elementary, Shady Spring Elementary, and Stanaford Elementary. For more information, contact Rachel Bishop at [email protected].

Registration Form

Financial Assistance
Mountain Heart helps make YMCA Afterschool affordable for those families that qualify. Contact Mountain Heart for more information.

Afterschool Curriculum

  • Homework Help
    The YMCA Afterschool Program offers your child the opportunity to work on various class assignments with the benefit of having certified teachers on-site to help if a question arises. Our staff can be an excellent resource for your child to use as assignments become more challenging.
    • Nutritious Snacks
      Even kids need energy after a long day!  With that in mind, the YMCA Afterschool Program provides snacks for your child comprised of fruits, juices and other nutritious items to keep your child energetic and going.


  • Play Time
    All work and no play?  Not at the YMCA!  As part of the YMCA Afterschool Program, play time is included to let kids be kids. Whether it’s a visit to the playground or indoors doing arts & crafts, our staff will supervise your child while play time is in session and maybe even get in on the FUN!


Online registration is closed, however we are still accepting registrations onsite. 

Check with your Elementary School for Before/After school offerings!

Current School Participation:

  • Crescent Elementary
  • Hollywood Elementary
  • Ridgeview Elementary
  • Shady Spring Elementary
  • Stanaford Elementary