The YWCA of Asheville wants to help working families nurture and care for their children. The YW operates our licensed, 5-Star Early Learning Program (6 weeks - Pre-K) childcare center, which provides care for 80 children. We will be expanding this program starting in summer 2018 to serve 42 additional children. To help working families afford our child care services, the YW participates in the NC Subsidized Child Care program.

Other families need short-term child care while the parent is working on their education, looking for a job, or otherwise seeking economic self-sufficiency. The YW’s Empowerment Childcare provides quality, free care to parents in transition, participating in other agency programs, and for our Fitness Center family members while at the gym.