After School Program


About the Program

The YWCA After School Program provides quality, affordable childcare in a safe, fun and nurturing environment. The program is a 3 star fully licensed program by the North Carolina Division of Child Development.

The program is offered to children ages 5 to 12 and is open Monday-Friday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm throughout the academic year. 



We are proud to offer After School programs at the following locations:

Main Campus on S. College Road
YWCA at Wesley
Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church


*The program is open Monday-Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm during school vacations, teacher workdays, select holidays and intersession for year-round students. 

 Program Highlights

Every child enrolled in the program receives: 
  • A nutritional afternoon snack
  • Nutritional breakfast and afternoon snack during full-day care
  • Safe, one-way transportation to the YWCA from the child's school
  • Homework assistance from certified teachers
  • Bi-weekly swimming in the YWCA Pool
  • *Transportation to the YWCA Pool for children participating in Swim Team
  • Access to the YWCA's 3 acre playground
  • Weekly field trips
  • Opportunities to participate in enrichment activities
The children are split into 5 different groups based on their school grade level:
  • Kindergarten: Journeyers
  • First Grade: Discoverers
  • Second Grade: Adventurers
  • Third Grade: Explorers
  • Fourth Grade: Navigators
  • Fifth Grade +: Voyagers

Program Fees

Annual YWCA Membership*:                                           $25 - $55
Registration Fee:                                                              $30 $20 for each additional child
Full-time Weekly Rate (4-5 days):                                    $90 / week
Daily Rate (1-3 days):                                                      $25 / day
Full Day Vacation/Holidays Weekly Rate (4-5 days):       $130 / week
Full Day Vacation/Holidays Daily Rate1-3 days):             $32 / day
*Participants must be YWCA members.

New Hanover County DSS Child Care vouchers are accepted. Licensing #65000453.

For the 2018-2019 school year, students will be assigned to the After School program at either our Main Campus or at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church based on the child's enrollment school. This will allow your child to spend less time in transportation, to arrive earlier to our facility and classrooms, and increase the amount of time spent in engaging activities. School and program assignments are as follows:

Pre-K Centers:

    • Mary Washington Howe
    • CRECC

Elementary Schools:

    • Anderson
    • Bellamy
    • Carolina Beach
    • Codington (year-round)
    • Forest Hills
    • Holly Tree
    • Parsley
    • Pine Valley
    • Sunset Park
    • Mary C. Williams

Middle Schools: 

    • Myrtle Grove
    • Roland Grise


    • Island Montessori
    • CFCI



    • Alderman
    • Bradley Creek
    • College Park
    • Eaton
    • Gregory
    • Lake Forest Academy
    • Murrayville
    • Rachel Freeman
    • Snipes
    • Winter Park


    • Wilmington Christian Academy
    • St. Mark Catholic School
    • Calvary Christian School

For more information on registration and enrollment, click to email:

Wanda Harris
Senior Childcare & Youth Enrichment Director
or call 910-799-6820

Pam Dorman
YWCA @ Wesley Youth Enrichment Director 
or call 910-777-3257