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The After School Program provides developmentally appropriate activities that will enhance your child’s confidence, enrich his or her social and physical development, and encourage self-expression. We offer a combination of individual and group activities. Children are encouraged to give their input on what activities they would like to do. A weekly lesson plan and schedule of activities are posted at each site. Arts and crafts, Go Green activities, games, homework time, snack, wellness components, nutrition, and outside time are some of the daily activities that will be available to your child.


Registration for Before School, After School or School’s Out Day Camp:

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The YMCA of the USA School-Age Care Curriculum Framework was developed in partnership with the Y- USA, the YMCA of Greater Providence, and the National Institute of Out-of-School Time. These are the curriculum areas that our Y After School program staff will use as the framework for planning daily, weekly, and monthly activities:

  • Arts and humanities 

  • Character development 

  • Cultural diversity 

  • Health, wellness, and fitness 

  • Homework support 

  • Literacy

  • Science and technology 

  • Service learning

  • Social competence and conflict resolution


Public School and Charter School Employee Discount


Burke County Public Schools and New Dimensions Charter School Employees can receive a 20% discount off all childcare registrations. Contact Shelli Breadon at 828-838-1562 or [email protected] using the employee’s school email address to receive this discount.



21st Century Community Learning Center at Mountain View Elementary School


Mountain View Elementary School has been selected as a 21st Century Community Learning Center effective with the start of the 2022 school year. The 21st CCLC program is authorized under Title IV, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The program provides before and after-school, and summer school academic enrichment opportunities for children attending low-performing schools to help them meet local and state academic standards in subjects such as reading, mathematics, and science. In addition, programs may provide activities for youth development, drug and violence prevention, art, music, technology, character education, counseling, and recreation to enhance the program's academic components. The program also supports a component for family literacy and community outreach.

In addition to the academic opportunities, another major benefit is that it eliminates any financial barriers by providing childcare FREE of charge to the families in the Mountain View Elementary School district area. In exchange, families and students are required to meet attendance requirements and continuously work to show progress towards achieving academic goals among other things. A contract between student, parent and the YMCA is required to be signed off on in order to participate.