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The Y is dedicated to providing high quality, affordable, age-appropriate afterschool enrichment for your child when you cannot be there yourself. Children are served at both School Based Sites and at YMCA sites.  Take a look at the information below to see where your child would participate. The YMCA Afterschool Enrichment program is open to all.  Financial assistance is available to Y Members.

Your child’s afterschool day will typically run from the time the bell rings until 6:00pm and will regularly be comprised of 4 major components: Healthy Snack, Homework Time, Outdoor Physical Play, and Enrichment Activities. We work hard to make sure that sending your children to us in the afterschool program means better quality time at home for all of you in the evenings. More time for dinner and relaxing evening routines, and less time wrangling any homework that still needs to be done.

Did you know?

  • All full week afterschool participants receive a free session of swim lessons!
  • We offer a flexibility for working parents! We now offer an option for those that need less than 5 days of care!


2019 – 2020 Registration & Information


Afterschool Registration Information

The YMCA serves schools across the county!

    • Schools Served – Beam Intermediate, Belmont Central, Belmont Middle, Brookside, Carr, Catawba Heights, Cherryville Elementary, Costner, Cramerton Middle, Gardner Park, Ida Rankin, Hawk’s Nest, Lingerfeldt, Lowell, McAdenville, Mt. Holly Middle, New Hope, North Belmont, Page Primary, Piedmont Charter Elementary and Middle, Pinewood, Pleasant Ridge, Robinson, Sherwood, Southwest Middle, St. Michael’s Catholic School, Stanley Middle, WA Bess, and Woodhill.
    • Specific Afterschool sites are determined through a partnership with the school system and by proximity to each child’s school location.
    • CLICK HERE for Afterschool Site Locations
    • 2019 – 2020 Afterschool Billing and Days of Service Calendar – Click Here
    • Program Pricing –
      • Members $65/week
      • Program Participants $95/week
      • Registration Fee – $50/child


Year Round Program

The YMCA offers a Year Round Pricing program that provides care for an entire year with an equal weekly draft payment. This program begins on the first day of the school year, and ends with the last day of summer camp.  Please see the “2019-2020 Afterschool Year Round Billing and Days of Service Calendar” to see which days are included.  Eligible participants must be enrolled in a Gaston County Public School.
  • Stowe – Member: $77/week, Non-Member: $108/week
  • Warlick – Member: $81/week, Non-Member: $112/week
  • Not available in Cherryville.
Year Round Resources:

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance is available to YMCA Members. These funds are raised during the Annual Giving Campaign. Please use the form below to apply. Early registration is encouraged.

Download a Financial Assistance Form

Gaston County School Employee Discount

All full time Gaston County School employees qualify for a discount on both your YMCA Membership and Afterschool Care of 35%. Year-Round Programming is not eligible for this discount.

Teacher Work Day & Out of School Days

Childcare is included with all current Afterschool and Year Round participants on select Teacher Work Days. These days are held at the Cherryville, Warlick, and Stowe Family YMCAs from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, students must arrive by 10:00 am. This program is provided with no additional fee to your weekly draft. Children not currently registered in YMCA Afterschool can sign up for Teacher Work Days if space is available.

The YMCA offers full day care during extended school breaks at both the Warlick and Stowe YMCA locations.   Full day care, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm, will be provided for all registered. Students registered for After School and/or Summer Camp at the YMCA are not automatically registered or charged for this program.  Specific Registration is necessary.

  • To see what days are included please take a look below:
    • 2019 – 2020 Afterschool Billing and Days of Service Calendar – Click Here
    • 2019 – 2020 Year Round Billing and Days of Service Calendar – Click Here



    • Cherryville Family YMCA – Susan Mosk, smosk@gastonymca.org, 704.445.9622
    • Stowe Family YMCA – Meg Howes, mhowes@gastonymca.org, 704.822.9622
    • Warlick Family YMCA – Ikeya Norris, inorris@gastonymca.org, 704.830.9622
    • Accounts Manager (Warlick, Cherryville)- Jean Springer, jspringer@gastonymca.org, 704.865.8551
    • Program Administrator (Stowe)- Kelly Davis, kdavis@gastonymca.org, 704.822.9622