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Afterschool Childcare

Students excel after the bell in the Y’s nurturing programs.

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Safe Environment

Our programs are designed to keep children physically, emotionally, and mentally safe.
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Peace of Mind

While you're at work, we'll look after your child after school, on school breaks, and snow days.
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Skilled Staff

Our programs are run by trained, certified professionals who provide the area's highest quality childcare.

What you need to know

  • We serve school-age students in Asheville City Schools, Buncombe County Schools, and McDowell County Schools.
  • Afterschool programs are closed the week before school starts, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, and the week after school ends.
  • Vouchered participants are required to register for the year-round program. See voucher details below.
  • Registration for the first week of school ends Aug. 23. Students who enroll in the program after that date will start later. 
  • Program begins when school lets out and runs until 6pm. School’s Out days are 7:30am-5:30pm.
  • Registration is not complete until a form of payment has been entered, the amount due shows as $0, and a green check mark appears.
  • If a parent receives a discount (school employee, YMCA employee, vouchers), list them as parent No. 1 on the registration.
  • A registration fee of $65 per family is assessed after your enrollment is reviewed by Y staff.


Need assistance? Email the YMCA Business Center or call 828-251-5910 during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm). 


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Login to your account to make a payment for your child's care.

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We receive federal support to serve nutritious and free snacks at many of our afterschool care sites. Learn more

Download our Youth Services Parent Handbook in English or Spanish.

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En Espanol

Contact the Buncombe County Child Care Services Subsidy Unit or the McDowell County Child Care Services Subsidy Unit for voucher services. Subsidy is not available at all locations. Call us at 828-251-5910 to check which locations accept subsidy vouchers.

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Applicants must first apply for the subsidy/voucher program through the Buncombe or McDowell County Child Care Services Subsidy Unit, if applicable. Applicants must also be working a minimum of 30 hours per week or be a full-time student. 

Asheville City Schools
(served at YMCA Youth Services Center at Beaverdam location)

  • Claxton (served at Beaverdam, school provides bus)
  • Ira B. Jones (served at Beaverdam, Y provides bus)
  • Isaac Dickson (served at Beaverdam, school provides bus)
  • Lucy S. Herring (served at Beaverdam)
  • Hall Fletcher (served at Beaverdam, Y provides bus)

Buncombe County Schools

Enka District:

  • Sandhill on site
  • Hominy Valley on site
  • Candler transported to Hominy Valley
  • Pisgah on site
  • Enka Intermediate - served with Horizons Program, ages 10-14, Mon.-Fri., $65 registration fee, $110 per week


  • West Buncombe on site
  • Johnston on site
  • Emma transported to Johnston
  • Leicester transported to West Buncombe
  • Eblen Intermediate - served with Horizons Program, ages 10-14, Mon.-Fri., $65 registration fee, $110 per week

North Buncombe:

  • Weaverville Elementary on site
  • Weaverville Primary transport to WE
  • North Buncombe on site


  • Avery’s Creek on site
  • Glen Arden on site
  • Estes on site
  • Koontz -served with Horizons Program, ages 10-14, Mon.-Fri., $65 registration fee, $110 per week


  • Fairview on site
  • Oakley on site
  • Haw Creek on site
  • Bell on site


  • WD Williams on site
  • Black Mountain Primary on site

McDowell County Schools

(Corpening subsidy available to all McDowell County students)

  • Eastfield Global Magnet School
  • Glenwood Elementary
  • Marion Elementary
  • Nebo Elementary
  • North Cove Elementary
  • Old Fort
  • Pleasant Garden
  • West Marion

Parents Time Out

Need some time to yourself? We'll take care of your child while you enjoy time to yourself for dates, groceries, personal time, it's up to you! Learn more here. 

Horizons Day Camp

Academics and summer fun for students ages 12-14. Learn more here.