Program Information

We’re excited to continue to serve Virtual Learning families at YMCA Virtual Learning Academy sites in the coming new year.
As we transition into the New Year, all current families will need to register again to attend a VLA starting in January. Registration for the 2021 Virtual Learning Program is a fee-based program.

Program Fees are based on the Average Household Income:

$120 per child/week

Household income of $50,000 +

$100 per child/week

Household income of $30,000 - $50,000

$85 per child/week

Less Than $30,000 Household Income




We are excited to announce that the State of Tennessee has extended grant funding for families of essential workers through the beginning of 2021. This means that if you previously qualified for free care as an essential worker in 2020, you will qualify for free care in 2021!

If you currently have documentation on file with the YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South to support your employment status as an essential worker, we will automatically adjust your account to remove weekly fees. No further action is needed!

If you believe that you should qualify for free care, but have not submitted documentation, please fill out the Essential Worker Employment Verification form.

Essential Worker Verification Form

Financial Assistance is Available 

The YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South understands this is a uncertain and challenging time. We are working together with community supporters to ensure students have accessible and safe care for virtual schooling. If the program fees above do not work for you, please click the button below to learn more.

LEARN MORE ABOUT Financial Assistance

This link also contains SCS Teacher/Y-Employee Discounts and the City of Memphis Subsidy Form.

COVID Check In Procedures

In an abundance of caution, we will be implementing the following procedures for all childcare programs, please allow extra time for dropping your children off.  We recommend that you plan to have an extra 10 minutes to make sure you are on time to work or to a class.  This procedure will include drop-in branch child watch, youth centers, spring break camps, and our early learning centers:

  • Fever and Health Screens:  We will take the temperature of all children and staff before they are allowed to be signed into one of our childcare programs and will be asked a short series of questions to determine if there have been any signs of illness within the past 24 hours.

  • Handwashing: Anyone entering the program space will be required to wash their hands while being supervised by one of our staff members to ensure proper handwashing and reduce the spread of germs.

  • Personal Belongings: Outside toys, stuffed animals, electronic devices, and any other personal belongings will not be allowed in the childcare program areas. Any personal belongings associated with caring for an infant, such as pacifiers will be allowed after it has been sanitized by one of our staff members to prevent outside germs entering program areas.

  • Program Areas: Parents and other staff will not be allowed to enter into the program areas unless in an emergency situation. They will then be required to go through the same screening and handwashing procedure to ensure the safety of the children in our care.  

  • Any child who is experiencing symptoms of fever (greater than 100°F), cough or shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat, weakness, etc. within the last 24 hours, will not be allowed to check into a childcare program.  



For more information on precautionary safety measures put in place for the COVID-19 pandemic, please see our FAQs.


STEP-BY-STEP Registration Instructions 


If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact [email protected]
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