After School Discovery Program

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What is ASDP?

The Afterschool Discovery Program is school age child care each school day from the time school dismisses until 6:00pm. The program is based in local schools except Charles England, Southwest, Pickett, South Lexington, and Lexington Middle which are based at the YMCA facility. The program operates daily except for holidays and days when there is no school due to bad weather. On these days care may be provided at the YMCA. Care will also be available on teacher work days and days when school dismisses early.  We do not have on-site care at Northwest, Southwood, or Tyro school sites for 2015-16. However, we offer a Northwest location at Good Hope United Methodist Church on Hampton Rd. (transportation available between sites).  Southwood students may enroll at Central Middle or Southmont after school sites but parents will have to arrange for transportation to those sites.  Tyro students can attend the Reeds location – transportation is offered.  Please contact the Y for more information.

Operating Schedule

ASDP will meet in accordance with the school year schedule. ASDP will operate daily from school dismissal until 6:00 pm. Teacher work days, holidays and days when school is canceled due to weather, care will be offered at the YMCA. On snow days, care will start at 7:00 a.m., or if there is a delay in the Y opening, care will start one hour after the Y opens. If the Y is closed, the after school program is also closed. Early dismissal due to weather will operate at the school site but parents are encouraged to pick up their children as soon as possible. The program will not operate on the following days: Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Friday after, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Good Friday and Memorial Day. On days when all day care is provided, care will begin at 7:00am at the YMCA, or as early as 7:00am at school sites. Pick-up time will still be no later than 6:00pm. Children should bring a bag lunch & a snack on full days.


On all out of school days (workdays, holidays, snow days) during the school year, if your child attends after school care at the Y, out of school days are included free!  On out of school days, we offer all-day child care, from 7:00am to 6:00pm. Days the YMCA does not offer care: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day & day after, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.  We divide children into groups by grade level and do a variety of activities throughout the day. We’ll play games, swim, do arts & crafts, make new friends and so much more.  If you are not currently enrolled in our program, please call or email Cheryl Shaw at 249-2177 or to sign your child up for all day care. The cost is $29/day for members and $35/day for potential members plus a $30 registration fee.


On all early release days during the school year, if your child attends after school care at the Y, early release days are included free!  For those children not attending our after school program, the J. Smith Young YMCA will offer drop-in care at all after school sites from dismissal – 6:00pm for any child in K-8th grade. The cost is $14.50 for members and $17.50 for potential members plus a $30 registration fee. This is a great opportunity for all families. If you have any questions about early release option at the Y, please contact Cheryl Shaw at 249-2177 or

Financial assistance:

The YMCA establishes membership dues and program fees necessary to meet operational and maintenance costs. However, it is the policy of the YMCA that no one be denied the benefit of membership or participation in programs due to financial hardship. We encourage people who might benefit from participation in the YMCA but are in need of financial assistance to contact the YMCA. Funds for this purpose are provided through contributions to our annual sustaining membership campaign and the United Way. The YMCA will assist people based on demonstrated need and the YMCA’s ability to fund assistance.


A $30 registration fee is required with every registration. The following fees are paid monthly or bi-monthly. Anyone who chooses to pay for the entire school year at the beginning of the school year will be given an 8% discount. Fees can also be paid monthly by bank draft. Contact Cheryl Shaw at 249-2177 or for more information regarding bank drafts.

Monthly fees     Registration fee is $30 per child

YMCA Members Others
1 Child $180.00 $225.00
2 Children $270.00 $335.00
3 Children $335.00 $410.00
4 Children $380.00 $470.00

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