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.

We are implementing additional measures to ensure the safety of our After School students and counselors, including: cohort distancing, requiring masks for counselors while indoors, additional disinfecting, limited-contact pickup and attendance regulations if quarantined by a doctor, DHEC or the school.

Financial Assistance is available for those who qualify.

Please see the Parent Handbook for policies and additional information.

Contact the Childcare team regarding Afterschool at:
Alicia Bentley, Childcare Director, 625-2064
[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: Mariah Patel
Site Phone Number: 864-434-0481

Program Information

  • $45 (Member), $50 (Non-Member)
  • We have changed our policy on weekly fees for 2020-2021. We have reduced our weekly fees, but 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. If your school is closed due to COVID-19, you will not have to pay the weekly After School fee if your student does not attend the Y.
  • 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: Savannah Dionne
Site Phone Number: 864-720-4251

Program Information

  • $40 (Member & Non-Member)
  • We have changed our policy on weekly fees for 2020-2021. We have reduced our weekly fees, but 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. If your school is closed due to COVID-19, you will not have to pay the weekly After School fee if your student does not attend the Y.
  • 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.

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.