A safe and enriching place for remote learning

Both Virtual Learning Center locations are full, and registration is closed.

The YMCA's Virtual Learning Center program offers students a safe and fun place to participate in virtual learning, as well as necessary child care for working parents during the school day. Participants must be enrolled in remote learning through public or private school. 


Our first Virtual Learning Center is located at the Brooks Family YMCA in Charlottesville. More details are below. We have a second location at Walker Upper Elementary School serving CCS students. Learn more about the Walker VLC location >

We are now hiring for Virtual Learning Center positions!


  • Grades K - 5
  • 7:30 am - 5:30 pm, Monday - Friday
  • Sliding scale pricing, scholarships available
  • Limited space available

The safety of both students and staff is of the utmost important to us. Safety measures in place will include a mask requirement for both students and staff, consistent pods of 10-12 students with care taken to prevent cross-contamination, frequent sanitizing, and time outside whenever possible. Our spaces comply with state and local guidelines for safety and social distancing.

When online school/ remote learning is completed, students will have time for homework or structured, age-appropriate enrichment activities.

Wi-Fi will be provided to support video chats, streaming media and other online school demands.

Each student should bring:

  • remote learning device (school-issued Chromebook, laptop) 
  • headphones
  • appropriate school supplies
  • a mask (masks are required for both children and adults)
  • lunch + two snacks + water bottle

To the best of your ability, please make sure your student knows how to log in to their school’s website and learning platforms and how to operate their devices and software. Students should dress comfortably.

Weekly Fees

An enrollment fee of $50 will be due before the program begins. No fee is due at the time of registration.

We have recently adjusted our sliding scale to make the program more affordable. Pricing is the same across both locations.

Gross Household Income


Weekly Price
First Child

Weekly Price
Additional Children

$30,000 or less   * *
$30,001 - $55,000 50% $100 $90
$55,001 - $75,000 25% $150 $135
$75,001 or more   $200 $180

*Please contact your local Department of Social Services to apply for subsidized child care opportunities.

Note: Income in all categories (except $90,001 or more) must be verified by providing a copy of your most recent tax return and documentation of all sources of income. Examples include: unemployment, SNAP, TANF, Social Security, disability, spousal/child support, etc.



Registration is now closed at the Brooks YMCA Virtual Learning Center Location. If you have already registered online at Brooks and need to complete registration, you may do so using these forms:

2. Download and complete the registration forms, including a copy of the child's birth certificate and other required attachments:

3. Return the completed forms either in person at the Brooks YMCA or by scanning and emailing the forms to us at youthandfamily@piedmontymca.org. All required forms must be submitted prior to your child attending the program.


Contact our team at youthandfamily@piedmontymca.org


Parent orientation materials

Frequently Asked Questions [PDF] >

Parent orientation meeting recording (9/2) >

Parent Orientation Slides [PDF]