After School Programs – Pickens County

In the Y’s After School program in Anderson School District One, students engage in physical, learning and imaginative activities that encourage them to explore who they are and what they can achieve. Students are involved in a diverse range of activities in a safe, structured environment outside of the classroom.

Financial Assistance is available for those who qualify.

Contact the Childcare team regarding Afterschool at:
[email protected]

After School care is provided at the Easley YMCA, not at the school location. The Easley YMCA site hosts students from:

Crosswell Elementary
East End Elementary
Forest Acres Elementary
Gettys Middle
Lakes & Bridges Charter
McKissick Academy
West End Elementary

Site Director: 
Site Phone Number: 864-434-0481

Program Information

  • $50 (Member), $55 (Non-Member)
  • We are now requiring payment regardless of attendance in After School. We want to ensure your student has a “seat on the bus” each day.
  • Multiple Child Discounts Available.
  • No drop-in rates available.
  • All payments must be made via automatic draft.

Days: Monday through Friday
Hours: School Dismissal to 6:00pm

Location: 
Easley YMCA Branch
201 Burns Road
Easley, SC 29640

Holiday Camp and Spring Break Camps are available.

After School care is provided at the Pickens YMCA, not at the school location. The Pickens YMCA site hosts students from:
Ambler Elementary
Hagood Elementary
Pickens Elementary
Pickens Middle

Site Director: 
Site Phone Number: 864-720-4251

Program Information

  • $45 (Member & Non-Member)
  • We are now requiring payment regardless of attendance in After School. We want to ensure your student has a “seat on the bus” each day.
  • Multiple Child Discounts Available.
  • No drop-in rates available.
  • All payments must be made via automatic draft.

Days: Monday through Friday
Hours: School Dismissal to 6:00pm

Location: 
Pickens YMCA Branch
2223 Gentry Memorial Hwy
Pickens, SC 29671

Holiday Camp and Spring Break Camps are available.

If you need to set up the Remind App for program communication, please see the Site Director for your child’s After School location. They will be able to give you the classroom code to log in and receive communication.

When coming to pick up your child, please stay in your car and have your Photo ID ready. We will bring your child to you.
 
Easley YMCA After School:
  • Please park in one of the designated childcare spots in front of the double doors at the Easley YMCA.
  • You may call or text us at 864.434.0481 before you arrive and a staff person will come out to meet you.

Pickens YMCA After School:

  • When coming to pick up your child, please follow the traffic pattern to the car loop on the right side of the Pickens YMCA building.
  • You may call or text us at 864.720.4251 before you arrive and a staff person will come out to meet you.
We understand the increasing demands on working families. As an organization committed to building strong kids, we believe that it is important to provide an opportunity for children to work on homework during program hours.
 
Time will be allotted and a quiet area will be provided each day for the completion of homework. The Y staff will be available to assist children with homework but are unable to provide one-on-one assistance for extended periods of time.
 
It is the responsibility of your child to know their homework assignments and to bring all necessary books, paper, etc. to the program each day.
Kids spend a large portion of their school day inside classrooms so we make sure After School is active! Whenever possible, please send your children in clothing that allows for play. Please mark all belongings with your child’s name.
 
We have a lot of great things planned during After School so please make sure your child leaves cell phones, toys, video games, etc. at home. If a child is sent to the Y with these items, they must remain in their bookbag. The YMCA is not responsible for any personal items lost, stolen, or damaged at our programs. 
 
School issued chromebooks and tablets are permitted during homework time only.
All childcare payments are made by automatic draft. Weekly payments are drafted each Tuesday for the week prior and are required regardless of attendance in after school. This is to ensure your student has a ‘seat on the bus’ each day.
 
Separate registration is required for full-day in-service days and holiday camps. We will send out registration links for these programs in our regular monthly e-mails.

In-Service Days

The YMCA will provide full day care on pre-scheduled In-Service days based on the school calendar.  In-Service times are typically Monday-Friday, 7:00am-6:00pm at various locations.  There is an additional fee for this.  Parents should register their child for In-Service days separately from the afterschool program.  Please keep in mind that once you register for In-Service days, you will be charged for those days regardless of attendance.

Virtual Days

With COVID-19 and potential school closures, the YMCA may offer full-day childcare in the event there are school closures.  The decision to offer Virtual Day services will be made in real time and communicated to parents via email and social media. Learn more about Virtual Days.