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Hourly Care

Do you need hourly childcare for your school-aged child this fall in Greenville? There are a couple drop-in style childcare centers in Greenville that provide hourly care for school-age children. Here’s a list of the places in Greenville and Upstate, SC that offer hourly care.

Our list is not yet complete! There are a growing number of businesses offering childcare services for school-aged children this year. We are still working on our list. Please check back soon for updates!

There are CARES ACT funds available for any DSS approved providers willing to provide full-day school age care during this time. there are also funds available for scholarships for essential workers. Please visit www:Greenvillefirststeps.org/CARESACT to learn more about funding opportunities, and to apply.

Disclaimer: This list is intended for informational purposes and none of the contents should be considered a specific recommendation or endorsement from Kidding Around or its staff. 

Looking for more childcare options? Here’s our Ultimate Guide to School Age Childcare in Greenville.

Giggles Drop-In Childcare (Pelham Road)

864.252.4252 | 3620 Pelham Road, Suite 1A, Greenville, SC

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Code Ninjas

864.920.2644 | 1099 E Butler Road Suite 102, Greenville, SC

Code Ninjas has what your child needs to be successful, including state-of-the-art technology, staff that will motivate your child and enhance their learning experience, and a safe, clean, & sanitized learning space.

Program Hours: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

Ages: 2nd – 8th grade

Academic Assistance Offered: Current staff, which includes former teachers, help with homework and keep kids on task.

Health and Safety COVID-19 Policies: Code Ninjas’ COVID-19 Protocols are available here.

Tuition: $10 an hour

Reaching Our Youth-Upstate, Inc.

864.609.4211 | 710 B Lowndes Hill Road, Greenville, SC

Reaching Our Youth-Upstate, Inc. is an organization that was created by the Husband & Wife team, for the purpose of empowering and educating the underprivileged and at-risk youth, in our community. We offer both after school and summer programs, to help alleviate some of the academic pressures that the student and parent may face daily.

Approved for CARES Act Funding

Program Hours: 7:30 am to 6:30 pm

Ages: 4K-middle school

Academic Assistance Offered: We are gearing up for the “new” and upcoming 2020-2021 school year!! We
understand that this will be a different view on school this year and it will have a drastic affect on how families will be able to accommodate for their child’s academic success. Our center will offer the luxury of still providing services for both in school
students (Afterschool Care) and students who choose to work from home (Virtual Learning). Our obligation is to make sure that each child has an equal opportunity to obtain their schoolwork and earn the best grade possible, with adequate resources
and technology.

Our current teachers and tutors are qualified and equipped to handle the Elearning.
We were able to have 80 percent of our students maintain either AB Honor Roll or All A’s, during the initial COVID19 pandemic, when Elearning was implemented.

Health and Safety Covid-19 Policies:
1) All parents will drop-off and pick-up at the door.
2) All children will have their temperature checked when entering the center and before they enter the bus (After-school pickup).
3) We will continue to sanitize and clean all areas used daily.
4) All children will continue to wash their hands (with soap and water) before meals and after outside play.
5) We will maintain the social-distancing rule, while working in the classrooms.

Tuition: After School Cost & Hours: $60 (weekly tuition) / Monday-Friday 2:30 pm-6:30 pm
Virtual Learning Cost & Hours: $100 (weekly tuition) / Monday-Friday 7:30 am- 6:30 pm (After School will be included, in the weekly tuition rate)

Hiring: Yes, part-time hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (3 pm-6 pm)

KidsZone Drop-In Hourly Childcare

864. 263.3895 | 21 Orchard Park Drive, STE A, Greenville, SC

We are offering childcare for grade school kids and we will be assisting the kids with their eLearning.

Approved for CARES Act Funding

Program Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7 am-10 pm, Friday, 7 am-12 am, Saturday, 9 am-12 am

Ages: 12 years and under

Academic Assistance Offered: We will have a dedicated staff member working the kids assisting them with their eLearning appointments and assignments and making sure they are doing what they need to be doing.

Health and Safety Covid-19 Policies: We take the children’s temperature before they enter the center. Kids will sanitize their hands before coming into the center. We spray down the center every hour. No sick children will be allowed to drop off.

Tuition: Weekly – $200 / $150 sibling, Full Day – $64 / $32 sibling, Hourly – $10 / $4 sibling

Mauldin Christian Academy

864.288.1917 | 150 South Main Street, Mauldin, SC

Mauldin Christian Academy focuses on Christian education to help encourage spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and social growth in students.

September-May School Year:

  • Preschool: 3 – 4 year olds, 8:15 am – 12:00 pm Monday-Friday
  • Elementary: K5 – 5th Grade, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm Monday-Friday
  • After School Care: K5 – 5th Grade, 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm Monday-Friday


  • Daycare: 6 Weeks – K4, 7:30 am – 6:00 pm Monday-Friday

It was a good experience for us too.

We really love Mauldin Christian Academy! Very caring teachers and administration that provide a loving environment! Small class sizes are a plus and my son learns so much with the Abeka curriculum.