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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.





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



To ensure a seamless and efficient resolution of any concerns or inquiries, we kindly request that you reach out to our dedicated Program Coordinators first. They are here to assist you in navigating through any issues and will provide the necessary information to point you in the right direction. Our Program Coordinators are well-equipped to address a wide range of topics and are committed to ensuring your experience is positive and productive. By contacting them initially, you'll not only expedite the resolution process but also receive personalized assistance tailored to your specific needs. Thank you for your cooperation in fostering effective communication and collaboration within our community.

Salem Elementary YMCA Childcare 828-999-8614
Hildebran Elementary YMCA Childcare 828-999-8741
Drexel Elementary YMCA Childcare 828-999-8650
Valdese Elementary YMCA Childcare 828-999-8629
WA Young Elementary YMCA Childcare 828-999-8567
New Dimensions Charter YMCA Childcare 828-999-8775
Ray Childers Elementary YMCA Childcare 828-999-8511
Mountain View Elementary YMCA Childcare 828-999-8463
Oak Hill YMCA Childcare 828-999-7742
George Hildebrand YMCA Childcare 828-851-7231


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



Before and After School Programs are held at the following locations:

Drexel Elementary

George Hildebrand Elementary

Hildebran Elementary

New Dimensions Charter School

Oak Hill Elementary

Ray Childers Elementary

Salem Elementary

Valdese Elementary

W.A. Young Elementary






School’s Out Day Camp programs are held at the following locations:

Hildebran Elementary (including Ray Childers and George Hildebran Elementary)

New Dimensions Charter School

Oak Hill Elementary

Valdese Elementary (including Drexel Elementary)

W.A. Young Elementary (including Salem Elementary)




21 Century

This program is limited to participants that attend the following schools:

Mountain View Elementary

Forest Hill Elementary

Hillcrest Elementary

Morganton Day School

Silver Creek Adventist 

Walter Johnson Middle School



(When registering into this program, you will automatically be put on a waiting list and will be notified if or when space is available.)



Mountain View Elementary School has been selected as a 21st Century Community Learning Center effective with the start of the 2022 school year through 2025. 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.


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 Kristy Meiners at 828-838-1562 or using the employee’s school email address to receive this discount.



Burke County Before and After School Online Registration Cheat Sheet
YMCA of Catawba Valley Youth Development Policies and Parent Handbook