YMCA After School: Charlottesville City Schools

The YMCA After School program in Charlottesville City Schools is a safe, fun, nurturing, and dependable enrichment program for CCS students in grades K-6.

This Virginia-licensed child care program is offered on site at the Charlottesville City Schools, at every Charlottesville City Schools elementary school and at Walker Upper Elementary School. 

With a focus on engaging children in a wide range of enriching activities, YMCA After School operates every day that children attend school, beginning at school dismissal and closing at 6:00 pm. On teacher workdays, YMCA After School offers full-day care. 

YMCA After School is designed to support childrens’ academic achievement and social-emotional development. Experienced, child-focused staff provide students with:

  • Homework help
  • Arts and STEM activities
  • Games and outdoor play

The YMCA is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for the growth and development of your child.

Weekly Rate

A non-refundable fee of $25 per child will be due at registration. There is a 10% sibling discount on the weekly rate.


Weekly Rate
First Child

Weekly Rate
Additional Children

$30,000 or less * *
$30,001-$40,000 $30 $27
$40,001-$55,000 $40** $36**
$55,001-$70,000 $50 $45
$70,001-$85,000 $60 $54
$85,001-$100,000 $70 $63
$100,001-$150,000 $85 $76.50
$150,001-$200,000 $100 $90
$200,001+ $150 $135

*Please contact Charlottesville Department of Social Services at 434.970.3400 as you qualify for assistance under the Child Care Subsidy Program. Other families may qualify depending on family size (please see below).

**Rate for all Charlottesville City Schools employees.

Financial Aid

As a licensed program, YMCA After School is able to accept Virginia DSS assistance aimed at helping parents afford child care.

ADDITIONAL COVID-19 STIMULUS CHILD CARE SUPPORT: if you need child care due to work, job search, work-related training or education, the Virginia Child Care Subsidy Program (CCSP) may be able to help! Program eligibility has temporarily expanded to offer financial assistance to more families than ever before, including middle-income families with a child under 5 years old (not yet in Kindergarten). Applications are due July 31, 2021 for the coming school year. Find out more and apply at: https://commonhelp.virginia.gov/access/

Y SCHOLARSHIPS: The Y provides scholarships to ensure that nobody is turned away from the Y for inability to pay. For more information on YMCA scholarships, please contact Bonita Patton at youthandfamily@piedmontymca.org or (434) 974-9622.


Reservations are open now. 

Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to reserve a spot online as soon as possible.

Reserve your child’s spot and pay the $25 fee online here: 




  1. You will be asked to create a FREE, NON-MEMBER user account in Daxko. (If you have signed up for YMCA programs before, you don’t need to do this – instead, simply log in with your existing account.)
  2. While you are creating your Daxko account, when it asks if you’d like to add another member, please say “yes” and add your child(ren) to your account. 
  3. Once your Daxko account is created, please go to the YMCA CCS After School Program Reservation page to register your child(ren) for the program. (Within Daxko, under “Programs" you can find this page under the “After School” category.)
  4. Please make a reservation for each child who will be attending the after school program.

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WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? In early summer, we will contact participants who have reservations in order to fill out paperwork and complete their registration in the program.

QUESTIONS? Please contact Bonita Patton at youthandfamily@piedmontymca.org or (434) 974-9622.