Where Care Meets Achievement

Children in our afterschool care programs learn valuable social and scholastic skills in a safe, fun, and supervised environment. We welcome children 5-12 years of age. Our programs offer a constructive balance of counselor-led activities and free time for child exploration. Daily activities include arts and crafts, homework assistance, character development activities, and a variety of physical activities. Our counselors assist children with daily homework to promote academic success and provide fitness activities to promote a healthy lifestyle. We offer afterschool transportation from Abilene and Wylie schools to the Redbud YMCA. Participants must be able to independently use the restroom. 

For additional information and space availability, call 325.695.3400 or contact Kelly Jowers.

After-School Rates:
Non-Refundable Registration Fee: $35.00
YMCA Member $50.00 per week
Non-Member $95.00 per week

The YMCA of Abilene joyfully embraces families who are part of the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) program, and we wholeheartedly encourage those who are not currently enrolled in CCS to apply for the YMCA of Abilene Open Doors Scholarship Program if they need financial assistance.

YMCA members that utilize a YMCA scholarship will need to bring in their registration form to the Welcome Center for After School Child Care Programs.

Transportation from the following schools:

Early Childhood/Pre K:

  • Wylie Pre K/Kinder
Elementary Schools:
  • Alcorta
  • Austin
  • Bassetti
  • Bonham
  • Bowie
  • Dyess
  • Ward
  • Wylie East
  • Wylie West
  • Wylie Intermediate
We are open most school breaks and holidays:
  • 7:30 am to 6:00 pm; drop off is 7:30 am to 9:00 am
Hours of Operation:
  • Monday – Friday from school dismissal to 6:00 pm

Redbud Family Center
3125 S 32nd Street
Abilene, TX 79605


Kelly Jowers
Childcare Director