Stafford County Employee Childcare


With school starting soon, you may be wondering how you will work while supporting your child’s online education. As a trusted child care provider for decades, the Rappahannock Area YMCA is honored to provide safe, fun, and educational care for school age children in our community. The YMCA’s Virtual Learning Centers will offer students a safe and fun place to participate in virtual learning, as well as necessary child care for working parents during the school day.


  • All day care will support each district’s fall learning model with virtual learning built into daily schedules.
  • Thorough entry screening, distancing, and cleaning procedures to keep children and staff safe and healthy.
  • Licensed by the State of Virginia
  • Experienced and trained staff
  • When online school/remote learning is completed, students will have time for homework or structured, age-appropriate enrichment activities.
  • Wi-Fi will be provided to support video chats, streaming media and other online school demands.

Each student should bring:

  • remote learning device (school-issued Chromebook, laptop)
  • headphones
  • appropriate school supplies
  • a mask (masks are required for both children and adults)
  • lunch + two snacks + water bottle (nut free)

To the best of your ability, please make sure your student knows how to log in to their school’s website and learning platforms and how to operate their devices and software.

Please dress comfortably.


Stafford County Government Employee Pricing* (weekly):

2-Day: $45.50
3-Day: $68.25
4-Day: $91.00
5-Day: $113.75
Extended Care: $25 week (not eligible for reimbursement)

*Stafford County Government Employees will be reimbursed 75% of regular hour costs by the county. If you have any questions regarding reimbursement, please contact your county representative.

Stafford County Government Employee Hours:

Regular Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Extended Care Hours: 6:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.


Stafford County Public School Employee Pricing* (weekly):

Extended Care: $25 per week (not subsidized)


Stafford County Public School Employee Hours:

Regular Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. OR 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (depending on your instructional times)
Extended Care Hours: 6:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.


Locations & Pre-Registration

Select your school site from the options below. Once you have pre-registered, you will be emailed a link to complete your registration on ePact and submit the documents required by licensing (birth certificate, immunization record and school physical).

Massad Family YMCA (for non Stafford County residents)
Conway ES
Kate Waller Barrett ES
Margaret Brent ES
Rocky Run ES
Stafford Middle School
Winding Creek ES

If you need care in Caroline, King George or Spotsylvania county, please visit the Virtual Learning Centers page and pre-register for the site of your choice.


What to Bring:

  1. Face masks are required; please pack a spare.
  2. Lunch, two snacks and a water bottle (nut-free).
  3. Each child will need their own set of supplies:
  • Pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Colored pencils
  • Glue (bottle and stick)
  • Headphones
  • Book for quiet time
  • Tissues