Safe, Affordable Child Care

YMCA before and after-school child care in the Outer Banks focuses on safety, health, social growth and academic enrichment. The Y provides a safe and fun place for kids to go, so that parents can work or study. Children have options to explore and develop their interests and talents. Our flexible schedule allows each child to choose what they want to do.

Child Care Staff Qualifications:

  • CPR & First-Aid Certified
  • Completed at least 20 hours of training before working with children
    • Health & Safety
    • Supervision
    • Child Development
    • Child Abuse Prevention
    • Programming

Staff also receive over 20 hours of continuing education throughout the school year.

After-School Child Care | Outer Banks Family YMCA



21st century skills

Academic enrichment


Character development

Child choice and play time

College and career readiness

Family and parent engagement

Global learning and inclusion

Health and wellness

Healthy snacks

Homework assistance

Leadership development

Recreational sports

Service learning

SPARK (Sports, Play and Active Recreation for Kids)

STEM activities

Schools we serve


Transportation to the Y is provided from the following schools:

Nags Head Elementary 


Children from other schools can also sign up for care, however, parents will need to arrange transportation from school to the Y.

Rates & Fees


Weekly Rates:


Member Rate: $55
Regular Rate: $80


Care takes place from school end until 6pm.