After School Child Care

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Program Overview

Students in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to join YMCA After School Child Care, a licensed child care program that takes place in 17 local schools in the Knox County Schools system, Monday-Friday from 2:30-6:00pm. Children will participate in arts and crafts, STEM activities, games and sports, homework help, healthy snack time, and more, all supervised by responsible, caring Y staff team members. The Y maintains low ratios to ensure all children receive individualized attention within their small groups. At least one on-site staff member is certified in CPR and First Aid and all attend on-going training in relevant childcare topics such as trauma-informed care, social-emotional learning, and more.

Register for the upcoming school year (2022-2023) waitlist

After School Child Care Basics:

  • Ages: Kindergarten through 5th Grade
  • Days & Times: Monday – Friday, 2:30pm-6pm, dates in line with the Knox County Schools calendar.
    • Tuition & Fees
    • Full time (4 or 5 days) = $65 per week participants / $51 per week Y members
    • Part time (3 or fewer days) = $42 per week participants / $36 per week Y members
    • Rates subject to change.
    • Enrollment Fee = $50 per child
    • DHS certificate funding is accepted. Scholarships are available to families who qualify.
  • Questions regarding After School Child Care? Email Tonya at [email protected]

Locations & Times

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Locations Phone
A.L. Lotts Elementary 973-1005
Ball Camp Elementary 789-0769
Bearden Elementary 973-4074
Beaumont Magnet School 973-1210
Blue Grass Elementary 560-6617
Cedar Bluff Elementary 438-6173
Farragut Intermediate 789-9041
Green Magnet School 973-1130
Halls Elementary 560-6630
Hardin Valley Elementary 560-6619
Northshore Elementary 789-9201
Pleasant Ridge Elementary 237-1154
Rocky Hill Elementary 973-1002
Sarah Moore Green Elementary 560-6632
Shannondale Elementary 936-0827
Spring Hill Elementary 237-1477
West Hills Elementary 973-1009

The YMCA is giving public notice of our intent to apply for the Leaps and/or 21st Century Grant for 2019-2020. These are State and/or Federal funds to provide academic support and enrichment programs to schools we serve that meet the at-risk qualifying factors of the grant. Parties interested in partnering to assist in meeting academic and social-emotional goals within this program model may contact Lori Humphreys, VP of Child Care Services at [email protected] or (865) 522-9622.

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