Child Care

Just a reminder, our Child Watch and Youth Activity Center return to school hours beginning Thursday, August 17th.

Child Watch (Ages 6 wks - 5 yrs)  
School Year Hours
Monday - Thursday
8 AM - 12 PM           
4 PM - 8 PM     
Friday
8 AM - 12 PM
4 PM - 7 PM  
Saturday
9 AM - 12 PM

Youth Activity Center (Ages 6 yrs - 11 yrs)  
School Year Hours
Monday - Thursday
4 PM - 8 PM         
Friday 
4 PM - 7 PM                                                            
Saturday
9 AM - 12 PM         

We have after school care available for kids in grades K-6. Register Monday - Friday 9am through 6pm with our Child Care Department located on the side of building. (look for the green awning.)
For more information, contact Megan 843.665.0226 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Teacher work day?  Early Dismissal?  Need a place for your child to go when school is out?  The YMCA now offers care for the days when school is out.  We can provide a safe environment with fun filled activities for your child(ren). 

Days out are based on the Florence District 1 school calendar and must coincide with the days that District 1 has early dismissal or are out of school for the day. 

Registration Fee $30.00 (Once per school term)
Daily Fees:  $20.00/per day for Members and $25.00/per day for Participants  ** In order to receive the member discount you must have a family membership. ** Please do not fax registrations.


Contact Megan Patterson at 843.665.0226 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Two Boys Playing A Game

This school-age program offers an enriching environment with fun activities, specially designed to enhance the development and self-esteem of school age children.  The program is structured to address the interests and development levels of children in kindergarten through 6th grade.  Because the program is based on choices, children gain independence and have the freedom to learn more about what interests them. Contact Megan Patterson directly at 843.665.0226 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Girl Playing With Toys

A positive enriching Preschool experience can pave the way for your child's future success as he/she proceeds through school. The Florence Family YMCA Child Development Center offers an outstanding developmental curriculum that helps prepare your 3 or 4 year old child for the primary grades-all within a personalized, private and nurturing environment . Contact Megan Patterson @ 843.665.0226.

Boy with Fingerpaint

In addition to regular school year programming at the YMCA, we offer special programs for holidays and school vacations. Many parents who have standing child care arrangements during regular school sessions have special needs when school is out and their regular providers may not offer child care services. For those families, as well as our registered YMCA families, we offer holiday and vacation care during the Christmas Holiday and Spring Break (dates determined in conjunction with the Florence District 1 school calendar). Hours are 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Daily swimming as well as special events and field trips.

Spring Break Camp

During Spring Break the YMCA offers camp from 7am-6pm for 5K-6th grades. Care is also provided for 3K and 4K based on space availability (children must be fully potty trained). Daily activities along with swim times are offered. There will also be field trips. Registration begins November 1st for Winter Camp and registration begins March 1st for Spring Break Camp. Registration fee, activity fee, and weekly fee are due at the time of registration. We do not accept cash. Please bring a check, money order, credit card, or debit card along with your completed registration forms. For more information about any of these holiday and vacation care programs, contact Megan Patterson at 843.665.0226 for specific dates and prices.

*** In order to receive the member discount, you must have a family membership.