After School Child Care Locations & Times


Location Star Rating Phone Number
Ball Camp Elementary child care center ratings 3 stars 789-0769
Bearden Elementary 973-4074
Beaumont Magnet School 973-1210
Blue Grass Elementary 560-6617
Cedar Bluff Elementary child care center ratings 3 stars 438-6173
Farragut Intermediate child care center ratings 3 stars 789-9041
Green Magnet School 973-1130
Halls Elementary child care center ratings 3 stars 560-6630
Hardin Valley Elementary 560-6619
Northshore child care center ratings 3 stars 789-9201
Pleasant Ridge Elementary 237-1154
Sarah Moore Greene 560-6632
Shannondale Elementary 936-0827
Spring Hill Elementary 237-1477
Y Branch Locations offer care
during School In-Service Days &
Fall, Spring, Winter & Summer Breaks
Halls Elementary 560-6630
West Side Family YMCA 438-6173


The Tennessee Department of Human Services licenses the program. All programs participate in the state’s STAR Quality Rating System. Each location references the STAR rating they have been awarded by the State by a series of images.

Days and times

YMCA Child Care Services follows the Knox County School schedule. The programs operate during the school year from dismissal until 6:00 p.m. and during the summer from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

School in-service days and student holidays

Full day care is provided at most YMCA child care sites. Check with your Site Director about the availability of service at your site. Service can only be provided if enough participants sign up in advance. In the event that your site is not open you will be referred to the YMCA facility nearest you. YMCA facility programs will always be open on these days. Children should bring a lunch unless otherwise notified. The base fee for the day is $16. There may be an additional cost depending on the activities planned for the day.

Half days

Care will be provided on school half days at no extra charge at most locations. This decision is made in conjunction with each school sites principal. See each site director for more information..

Inclement weather

Programs that operate at school sites will not open if school system closes the schools for the day prior to the school day beginning. We apologize for the inconvenience, however the safety of the children and the security of the school facility guide this decision due to the fact that school security and maintenance personnel are not available. If your child attends a school site you may call a branch location to see if space is available.

Programs at YMCA facility locations will open as soon as possible—but in most cases of snow will be closed. Therefore, please call the YMCA before bringing your child.

On the days the school system closes school early because of snow or any other inclement weather prior to 1:00 p.m. we will make every effort to get staff to the school as soon as possible to aid in dismissal, however children will be dismissed from the school in the school’s car-rider pick-up line and NOT to the YMCA for care. If school dismisses early at 1:00 p.m. or after, we will make every effort to have staff to the school as soon as possible to wait with your child until you can pick-up early from the YMCA. We will not be open for a full afternoon of care and in most cases will not be able to accept 2:45 dismissal children to the YMCA for care due to Knox County Policy, therefore we ask that on days such as these that you pick up your child as soon as possible so that everyone can get home safely.

If your child attends a location where YMCA provides transportation from school, this service will not be provided if school is closed early due to inclement weather.  This is at the bus company’s discretion for safety reasons. It will be the parent’s responsibility to arrange transportation.

In most cases we will use WATE channel 6 to relay information. You may also call the child care services offices at 865-546-0600 or your child’s site directly. In addition you can become a “YMCA of East Tennessee” Friend on Facebook and get up to the minute inclement weather decisions there. See to become a fan.

Inclement Weather Policy for Y After School Child Care(PDF)


Care will not be provided on the following holidays:

  • New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Years Eve