AB Tech Childcare

The A-B Tech Childcare partnership program provides student parents the support they need to pursue their education.

A-B Tech Community College and the YWCA of Asheville are partnering to provide free childcare for current A-B Tech curriculum and continuing education students at the YWCA’s Empowerment Childcare Center located at 185 South French Broad Avenue.

Free Childcare: How it works

  • AB Tech students receive 12 hours of free childcare per week.
  • Additional hours are available at the rate of $5 an hour per child.
  • Reservations are required.
  • Students must apply to the A-B tech Childcare Program and schedule an intake appointment before accessing care.
Download the Application Book an Appointment

Applications are also available at the college in the Bailey Student Services Center on A-B Tech’s Asheville Campus.


Providing childcare for A-B Tech students is part of the mission of YWCA.

Through our Empowerment Childcare program, we offer free and reduced-cost childcare for parents who are in transition, facing a financial crisis, continuing their education, or looking for employment. Our Empowerment Childcare staff also help connect women and families to additional resources.  Learn More about YWCA’s Empowerment Childcare.

Due to inclement weather, YWCA of Asheville will be on a 2-hour delay on  Thursday, November 15th. The building and all programs, including the Fitness Center, Aquatics, Early Learning Program, and Empowerment Child Care, will open at 9:30 am. Please note that this means that ELP will NOT serve breakfast. Please check back here frequently for possible updates and changes, and please stay safe and warm out there!