Emergency Childcare

While local schools are closed, the YMCA of Western North Carolina is offering safe, fun, engaging childcare for children of employees of organizations that provide essential services.

Care is available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday. Drop off is 7-9 a.m. Ages vary by location. The YMCA is offering this service at no charge through the end of March. Advance registration is required. Use promo code ECC to waive fees.

Safety precautions
Children and staff are screened as they enter daily. We closely adhere to the CDC's recommendations for sanitation and disinfection. The maximum ratio of trained, certified staff to children is 1:9.

Eligible Organizations
Care is available for children of employees of organizations that provide essential services. Proof of employment is required.

Adult and Aging Care Homes
Appalachian Mountain Community Health Centers
Asheville City Schools
Asheville Housing Authority
Atrium Health (McDowell)
Blue Ridge Health
Buncombe County Government
Buncombe County Schools
Buncombe County Fire Districts
City of Asheville
City of Marion
County Fire Districts
HCA/Mission Health
Henderson County (including municipal agencies)
Home Health Care Organizations
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)
McDowell County (including municipal agencies)
McDowell County Schools
Pardee Hospital
Town of Biltmore Forest
Town of Black Mountain
Town of Montreat
Town of Old Fort
Town of Weaverville
Town of Woodfin
VA Hospital and associate medical facilities
Western North Carolina Community Health Centers

Childcare Locations
Advance registration is required to ensure we have the required paperwork completed for your child(ren). Please choose a location to begin the registration process.

Buncombe County (ages 3-12)
Estes Elementary
Hominy Valley Elementary
Oakley Elementary
Weaverville Elementary

Henderson County (ages 5-12)
Hendersonville Family YMCA

McDowell County (ages 5-12)
Corpening Memorial YMCA