YMCA Virtual & Interactive Learning Labs | YMCA DC

YMCA Virtual & Interactive Learning Labs

YMCA Virtual and Interactive Learning Labs adopt a developmentally appropriate approach to nurturing young people. This in-person program takes a Lab approach in limited class sizes and will provide the necessary environment to ensure that each student receives the appropriate support as they engage in virtual learning with their school.  The YMCA Learning Labs incorporate character development as the framework for a successful, positive and healthy environment.

The Y’s primary concern is the health and safety of your child while they are in our care.  Children will be expected to follow the requirements of local government policy in regards to wearing masks.  Children two years and older are required to wear masks with the following exceptions:

  • While eating or drinking
  • Anyone who has a breathing problem or health issue that would put their health at risk by wearing a cloth face covering.
  • Anyone communicating with people who are hearing impaired for which the mouth needs to be visible.
  • When temporary removal of the face covering is needed to get medical or governmental services.

Masks and PPE will be worn by all staff and the Y will implement extensive cleaning procedures throughout the day. The Y will also be limiting contact between children in classrooms in addition to providing designated supply kits for each child.

In support of the virtual learning curriculum of the local school systems, each day the program will allow students to have guided instruction in the lab. This will allow them to continue their academic studies as assigned by their schools while they are away from the classroom, providing valuable consistency necessary to achieve each student’s learning goals. Students will work on their school’s assignments each day with the support of Y staff who will be there to help answer questions and provide guidance where needed.

Additionally, students will also be able to choose from a selection of the Y’s programs to help them develop socially, by participating in activities that are fun and stimulate their creativity. The Y is offering the following list of exciting Y Electives so children can choose activities that interest them throughout the day.

  • Art
  • Dance
  • Yoga
  • Sports

7:00am–9:00am: Drop-off, Breakfast

9:00am–11:30am: Academic Time (with break)

11:30am–1:00pm: Lunch, CircleUp Check-in

1:00pm–2:30pm: Academic Time (with break)

2:40pm–4:00pm: Y Electives

4:00pm–6:00pm: Pick-up, Snack, Games, and Academic Support if Needed

Schedule is flexible to permit students to participate in appointed school activities.

*After-school care is only provided at Loudoun County Elementary Schools at this time.

2:30pm – 3:00pm: Curbside Drop Off/Wash Hands/Temp Checks/E-Learning/Reading

3:00pm – 3:45pm STEM Projects/Activities

3:45pm – 4:00pm Bathroom Break/Wash Hands

4:00pm – 4:30pm Afternoon Snack

4:30pm – 6:00pm Active Play

  • Before and After Care offered at many locations
  • Small group settings
  • Skilled staff to assist with virtual learning
  • Fun breaks throughout the day focusing on physical activity, hand washing, and Y electives for 10 minutes at a time. Time and rates vary per lab program location
  • Emotional and social support

Character Development gives us the ability to meet our mission. By holding ourselves accountable and building character around our core values, we connect all people to their potential, purpose and each other.

  • Caring: show a sincere concern for others. Related values: compassion, forgiveness, generosity and kindness
  • Honesty: Be truthful in what you say and do. Related values: integrity and fairness
  • Respect: Treat each other as we’d all like to be treated. Related values: acceptance, empathy, self-respect and tolerance.
  • Responsibility: Be accountable for your promises and action. Related values: commitment, courage, good health, service and citizenship.


Registration is now open! Please contact your branch to sign up.


Start Date: September 8th, 2020

YMCA Alexandria
Samuel Tucker Elementary School (Start Date: September 14th)

Contact: Email Tracy.Miller@ymcadc.org to register.

Hours of Operation: 7am -6pm

Member Rates: 5-day ($299) 3-Day ($189) 2-Day ($132)
Program Member Rates: 5-day ($314) 3-Day ($198) 2-Day ($138)

YMCA Arlington 
Location: Westover Baptist Church -1125 Patrick Henry Dr, Arlington, VA 22205

Contact: Email Earl.Callair@ymcadc.org to register.

Hours of Operation: 7am -6pm

Member Rates: 5-day ($285) 3-Day ($180) 2-Day ($125)
Program Member Rates: 5-day ($299) 3-Day ($188) 2-Day ($131)

YMCA Fairfax County Reston
Location: 12196 Sunset Hills Rd, Reston, VA 20190
Contact: Email Meghan.Cotner@ymcadc.org to register.

Hours of Operation: 7am -6pm

Member Rates: 5-day ($285) 3-Day ($180) 2-Day ($125)
Program Member Rates: 5-day ($300) 3-Day ($189) 2-Day ($132)

YMCA Loudoun County

  • Cardinal Ridge Elementary School
  • Cedar Lane Elementary School
  • Cool Spring Elementary School
  • Fredrick Douglas Elementary School
  • Liberty Elementary School
  • Powtowmack Elementary School
  • Rolling Ridge Elementary School
  • Selden’s Landing Elementary School
  • Sterling Elementary School
  • Steuart Weller Elementary School
  • Tolbert Elementary School
  • YMCA Youth Development Center

Contact: Email Anarosa.Chicas@ymcadc.org to register.

Hours of Operation:
School Sites: 2:30pm-6:00pm
YMCA Youth Development Center: 7:30am-6pm

Rates: Click here for more information.


Start Date: August 31st, 2020

YMCA Ayrlawn
Location: 5650 Oakmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20817
Contact: Email ayrlawnemail@ymcadc.org to register.

Hours of Operation: 7:30am -5:30pm

Member Rates: 5-day ($299) 3-Day ($188) 2-Day ($132)
Program Member Rates: 5-day ($314) 3-Day ($198) 2-Day ($138)

YMCA Prince George’s County 
Trinity Lutheran Church – Start Date August 31st, 2020

School Site Start Date September 15th, 2020

Trinity Lutheran Church
Laurel Elementary
Vansville Elementary
High Bridge Elementary
Francis Scott Key Elementary
Hollywood Elementary

Contact: Email Laurence.Nurse@ymcadc.org to register.

Hours of Operation: 7:30am -5:30pm

Member Rates:  $250 per week

YMCA Silver Spring
Location: COMING SOON! 
Contact: Email Kimberly.Kelly@ymcadc.org to register.

Hours of Operation: 7:30am -5:30pm

Member Rates: 5-day ($285) 3-Day ($180) 2-Day ($125)
Program Member Rates: 5-day ($300) 3-Day ($189) 2-Day ($132)


Start Date: August 31st, 2020

YMCA Anthony Bowen 
Location: 1325 W St NW, Washington, DC 20009 (School Site Locations: COMING SOON!)
Contact: Email Meena.Suri@ymcadc.org to register.

YMCA Calomiris 
Location: 1906 Allison St NE, Washington, DC 20018
Contact: Email Carolyn.Samuel-king@ymcadc.org to register.

Hours of Operation: 7am -6pm

Member Rates: 5-day ($205) 3-Day ($129) 2-Day ($90)

YMCA Capital View
Location: 2118 Ridgecrest Ct SE, Washington, DC 20020
Contact: Email Michael.Sherrod@ymcadc.org to register.

Hours of Operation: 7am -6pm

Member Rate: (3&4 year olds): $244
Member Rate: (5+ year olds): $180

YMCA at Diplotots One at the State Department
Location: 2401 East Street NW, Washington, DC 20410
Contact: Email Paloma.Jimenez@ymcadc.org to register.

Hours of Operation: 8am -5pm

Rate: 5-Day ($275 per week)