The YMCA of Central Virginia Before and After School program is licensed through the state of Virginia Child Care Licensing Department. YMCA of Central Virginia Child Care works in partnership with your child's elementary school.

Y staff provide children with engaging and fun-filled activities in a safe and engaging environment  so you can work without worry.  Homework time, board games, afternoon snack, outdoor games (weather permitting) and arts and crafts are included in our daily routine. 


Amherst County

  • Amelon Elementary
  • Amherst Elementary

Lynchburg City

  • Bedford Hills Elementary
  • Sandusky Elementary

What is needed at the time of registration?

We will need a completed registration packet along with a copy of each child’s physical and immunization record signed by a doctor, and a birth certificate or proof of birth. Registration packets can be picked up at the YMCA, or you can print the required forms located on this page in the side bar. 

Admission Policies

The YMCA of Central Virginia child care program admits children 5-12 years of age. Children of any race, color, religion, sex, national and ethnic origin are granted all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available at the school. The YMCA of Central Virginia does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its personnel and admissions policies. It is our hope to have a cultural diverse population within our staff, participants and programs. All parents must fill out the registration form provided and return no later than one week prior to the week they need to begin. No child will be accepted unless they have the proper, completed paper work in their file. We are unable to except phoned or faxed registration forms. All forms must be accompanied by a copy of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s physical and immunization form.

Open Doors Scholarship Program

Financial Aid is available for qualifying families. The YMCA of Central Virginia is able to provide financial assistance based on ability to pay. This requires completing a financial application accompanied by proof of income (with last year’s tax return and one of the following: two recent pay stubs, SSI allocation letter for complete household). You must pay the stated amount granted on a timely basis or the assistance may be cancelled. All scholarships are based on availability of scholarship funds. Please keep in mind it takes 14 days to process a scholarship application. *Custody papers may be requested prior to approval.

Registration Forms and Information

During the registration process, please complete the following:

  • Complete the registration form
  • Provide correct and complete addresses and phone numbers of all persons authorized to pick up your child.
  • Provide current and updated immunization chart and physical provided by a physician.
  • Licensing standards mandate that child care staff see and record the state ID number of your child’s original birth certificate or passport. Please bring it at the time you register.
  • Children must be ages 5-12 to participate in our program.