The Ultimate Guide to After School Care in Upstate, SC

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Looking for after-school child care in Greenville, Spartanburg, and throughout the Upstate, SC area?  If you’re looking for “after school care near me,” we’ve got you covered.  The facilities below offer daily after-school care with tons of bonuses, like local school pick-up, enrichment classes, and homework help.

After School Care in Greenville, SC and the Upstate

 

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KABOOM Awards: Top Afterschool Care

After School Child Care Options by Upstate South Carolina County

World Upside Down Art Studio

SPONSORED 864.775.5514 1200 Woodruff Road, Building H7, Greenville, SC

World Upside Down Afterschool 2023

World Upside Down Arts Studio offers elementary and middle school students an after school program which includes 1 hour a day of homework assistance and up to 12 hours of classes a week in music, visual arts, dance, and theater each week. Early drop off is included.

 

Full-Time | Mon-Fri | 3:00pm-6:00pm | $429/month

  • 12 hours/week of classes in music, visual arts, dance, and theater

 

Part-Time | Mon-Fri | 3:00pm-6:00pm | $209-$300/month

  • Two or three day a week options
  • 4-6 hours/week of classes in music, visual arts, dance, and theater


Free Transportation
Mauldin Elementary, Mauldin Middle, Langston Charter Middle, Simpsonville Elementary, Monarch Elementary, Bells Crossing Elementary, and Oakview Elementary. Contact us to inquire about additional locations: info@worldupsidedown.org

 

Fridays are for Student Show and Tell and Guest Speakers from a variety of backgrounds and industries including local business owners, engineers, scientists, artists, public servants, educators, and more. Students gain exposure to diverse career industries and are inspired to make wise life choices for their future. 


Scholarships
If your family is experiencing financial hardship, contact us for scholarship information: info@worldupsidedown.org

YMCA of Greenville

SPONSORED Multiple Locations, Upstate, SC

YMCA Afterschool 2023

KABOOM First Place

2023 KABOOM Family Favorites First Place: Childcare Center
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites First Pace: Afterschool Care
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Sports Programs
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Summer Camps


The YMCA of Greenville offers after-school care for students in grades K5 – 8 at the following branches: 

The Caine Halter Family Y (Downtown)
YMCA Program Center (Simpsonville)
The Eastside Family Y (Taylors)
The George I. Theisen Family Y (Travelers Rest)
YMCA Judson Community Center (Greenville) 

The YMCA Afterschool Program is designed to provide your child with the perfect after school experience. This unique program focuses on building a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. Components included are: daily homework support, daily active play, afterschool enrichment, and daily devotions and values-based programs.

Giggles Drop-In Childcare

SPONSORED 864.252.4252 pelham@gigglesdaycareinc.com 3620 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC

Giggles After School Guide July 2022
Giggles Drop-In Childcare offers a flexible after school program designed to fit your needs! We have tons of options including monthly, part-time, weekly and daily prices. You can even pay by the full semester for the greatest savings. All options include pick up from school, a daily snack and homework help. 

We are now offering pickup from: -Pelham Rd. Elementary,  -Brushy Creek Elementary, -Buena Vista Elementary, -Mitchell Rd. Elementary, -East North Street Academy and -Green Charter School. 

We also offer flexibility in pick up times and are open much later than other programs. Let us help you make this school year a breeze!!

Greenville Martial Art Center

SPONSORED 864.881.1397 425 Feaster Road, Greenville, SC

We are a family-owned and operated traditional martial arts school with classes daily, homework time, and structured activities. This Summer we expanded into our new 10,00 sqft martial arts facility thanks to overwhelming support by the community! We Train Leaders!!

Bus routes pick up from Buena Vista, Brushy Creek, Pelham Rd, Monarch, Mauldin, Oakview, Bethel, Simpsonville, Plain, Riverside Middle, and MANY more. Call to inquire about your school being added to our route. Find out more!

Primrose School of Simpsonville at Five Forks

SPONSORED 864.757.1191 2255 Woodruff Road, Simpsonville, SC


KABOOM finalist

2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Afterschool Care


Imagine a nurturing After School program where children can relax, make friends and continue to learn while having fun. Welcome to the Primrose Explorers Club for children ages 5 through 12. They make sure club members receive homework help, so they establish good habits and are freed up for more family fun at home. Still, there’s plenty of time to explore creative expression, sports, technology, drama, music, games or enjoy some downtime.

The Primrose After School program nurtures Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts®

Whether your child is a budding actor, tech wizard, athlete, author or rock star, there’s something for everyone in our Explorers Club. Here are some of the exciting zones and enrichment activities that your child will enjoy after school:

Homework Help: Your child practices study skills to support their homework, before the games begin. Students have access to teacher assistance as well as online research and homework help resources.

Snack Zone: Explorers choose their own healthy snacks in the snack zone. Supervised cooking activities provide an opportunity to measure and “cook” healthy, creative snacks to refuel after school.

Star Zone: Students create and participate in performances, play musical instruments, sing karaoke and dance. Children express creativity, develop social skills and show off their musical talent while lighting up the stage.

If you’re looking for after school classes, and not daily care, check out our Classes and Activities Guide.

Do you need your school’s schedule or calendar? Our guides below have that helpful information and lots more!

Lee's After School LLC

864.644.8456 900 East Main Street Suite BB, Easley, SC

Offers: Homework assistance, creative programs, and organized games. Offers pickup from West End, East End, Crosswell, Forest Acres, Mckissick, Liberty, Dacusville, and Liberty Primary, with care from 2:00 – 6:00 PM.

Kids 'R' Kids

864.288.5455 Multiple locations, Greenville, SC

Offers: Before and after school care for children up to age 12.  Centers and zones for enrichment including art, science, media, and construction.

 

Two Greenville County locations: 
390 Westmoreland Road, Greer
125 Verdin Road, Greenville 

The Goddard School of Simpsonville

864.254.0708 8 Five Forks Plaza Court, Simpsonville, SC

Offers: Individualized homework assistance, supervised computer time, and enrichment activities.

Primrose School of Greenville

864.370.8118 404 Houston Street, Greenville, SC

Offers: The Explorer Program is for ages 5 through 12.  Includes homework help and many creative activities.

Starmakers Dance Company

864.814.0454 87 Hickory Hill Dr., Inman, SC

Offers the StarKidz after-school program for elementary-middle school-aged students. Offered for grades 4k-Rising 6th grade.

Covenant Child Development Center

864.578.8459 9020 Asheville Highway, Spartanburg, SC

Offers after school care for elementary – middle School aged students

Big Blue Marble Academy

864.383.3055 Multiple Locations, , SC

Full day childcare program for children 6 weeks through 4 years of age, plus an after-school program.

The after school program offers children aged 5-12 foreign language and culture exploration through the Passport to Adventure Club.

After School Plus

864.881.4666 255 Service Bay Road, Mauldin, SC

Offers: Homework help, test prep, study skills.  Low student-teacher ratio and enrichment class opportunities, like music lessons, art class, and dance. Available for K4-8th grade. 

Greenville County Recreation

864.288.6470 Various Locations, Greenville County, SC

Offers: After school care for K5-5th grade at several community centers

Brutontown
Freetown
Mt. Pleasant
Phillis Wheatley
Slater Hall
Sterling
Staunton Bridge

YMCA of Greater Spartanburg

Multiple Locations, Spartanburg, SC

Middle Tyger YMCA (864.433.9623), Thomas E. Hannah YMCA (864.585.0306), and Willis Road (864.310.6400) offer afterschool programs for students from a wide variety of schools in Spartanburg. For K5-8th grade students.

On-site after school is also offered at Campobello Gramling, New Prospect, and OP Earle.

Tyger River Children’s Center

864.621.8629 5961 Reidville Road, Moore, SC

Offers an after-school program for ages 5-14 from 2:30 – 6:00 PM.

The Sunshine House

Multiple Locations, Upstate, SC

Offers:  Before and After School Programs for Infants through School Age.

Children join in arts, academic, technology and fitness experiences – with daily homework support.

Various locations available in the Upstate:

864.244.8412 | 10 Edwards Mill Road, Taylors, SC 29687
864.834.8414 | 6805 State Park Road, Travelers Rest, SC 29690
864.288.5842 | 2685 Dry Pocket Road, Greenville, SC 29650
864.294.0332 | 6900 White Horse Road, Greenville, SC 29611
864.949.6556 | 804 South Danzler Road, Duncan, SC 29334
864.281.0167 | 755 East Butler Road, Mauldin, SC 29662
864.288.3267 | 315 New Neely Ferry Road, Mauldin, SC 29662
864.574.1013 | 3030 Reidville Road, Spartanburg, SC 29301
864.850.7737 | 626 Powdersville Road, Easley, 29642

Southern Martial Arts

864.585.8814 990 S Pine Street, Spartanburg, SC

Offers after school programs for elementary – middle school aged students

Sportsclub Kids

864.331.2530 712 Congaree Road, Greenville, SC

Offers: Pick-up is currently offered for students at Beck Academy, Fisher Middle School, Monarch Elemetary, Green Charter School, Sara Collins Elementary, and Pelham Road Elementary. Includes homework help, sports, arts, playground time, cooking, swimming, and more.

Boys & Girls Club of the Upstate

864.583.4867 901 S. Pine Street, Spartanburg, SC

Offers kids a safe place after school with programming and mentorship through leadership, education, exercise, and the arts.

After School: Holy Cross Academy

864.963.5986 203 E. College Street, Simpsonville, SC

Offers: Full-time care for children 6 months – 5 years old and after-school care for kindergarten – 5th grade

Geer Memorial Child Development Center

864.859.9844 911 South 5th Street, Easley, SC

Offers: After school care for K4.

A1 After School Program

864.248.0973 113 Siloam Road, Easley, SC

Offers: After school care for children aged K5-6th grade. Pick up available for Concrete Primary, Powdersville Elementary, and Wren Elementary.

Inman First Baptist Church Child Development Center

864.472.9069 14 N. Howard Street, Inman, SC

Offers after school care for children in 5K – 8th grade

Coast 2 Coast Kids

877.830.3266 Greenville & Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Structured homework rooms separated by grade, games, crafts, weekly themes, devotional and prayer time, free school pick up.  Care until 6 pm.

Three Locations in the Upstate:

C2C Taylors, 1377 East Lee Road, Taylors
C2C Wellford, 235 Syphrit Road, Wellford
C2C Lyman, 203 Holly Springs Road, Lyman

 

City of Greenville Parks and Rec

864.467.4355 Greenville, SC

Offers: Study Buddy program for students K5 through 8th grade from 2:30 – 6 pm.  Includes homework assistance, crafts, recreation, life skills development and a meal daily.  The Study Buddy Program is available at four community centers: Bobby Pearse, David Hellams, Nicholtown, and West Greenville.

E S Moon's Martial Arts Institute

864.859.2300 6138 Calhoun Memorial Highway, Easley, SC

Offers: Offers an after-school program with pickup from Crosswell Elementary, Forest Acres Elementary, West End Elementary, East End Elementary, McKissick Elementary, Getty’s Middle School, and Lakes and Bridges Charter School.

The program involves snacks, homework help, and Tae Kwon Do five days per week.

Foundations Early Learning Center

Multiple Locations, , SC

Offers: Infants – 12-year-olds

Dream Preparatory Academy INC.

Greenville, SC

At Dream Preparatory Academy Inc., we offer a comprehensive education encompassing Art/Sensory, Math, Science, Social Studies/World Cultures, Practical Life, Movement, Language, Independence, Science Experiments, Technology, Engineering (Lego), and Art History—all while instilling a deep sense of care for the environment. Your child’s holistic development is our priority! 🌍🎨🔍

Spartanburg Martial Arts – Kickin’ Kids

864.576.8273 465 East Blackstock Rd, Spartanburg, SC

Offers after-school programs for 4K-8th grade students. Daily transportation is provided from the child’s school.

Cush Ministries 99

864.809.5209 168 Riverrun Drive, Spartanburg, SC

Offers after school care for ages 5-17

youth volleyball camps and clinics and Free Division 1 volleyball matches in the fall

Central Clemson Recreation Center

864.624.1138 130 Commons Way #4107, Central, SC

The facility offers a variety of activities, including specialized exercise classes, sports, and aquatics. Affordable memberships and day passes are available. You can locate the recreation center event calendar, pricing, and reservations on their website.

CCRC offers after-school care for children aged kindergarten – 5th grade from 3:00 – 5:30 PM. Offers pick up from Central Elementary and Clemson Elementary.

The facility offers 3 birthday party packages that include:
1. the dining hall with pool party, 2. the dining hall with basketball, or 3. basketball with a pool party.
Membership discounts available.

Trinity United Methodist Church

864.585.2392 626 Norwood St, Spartanburg, SC

Offers after school care for ages 5-18

YMCA of Easley, Pickens, and Powdersville

864.878.8380 Multiple Locations, Pickens, SC

Offers: Afterschool care, birthday pool parties, youth sports, aquatics, and wellness. 

Pool Parties: Party packages are offered for all three Pickens County YMCA locations. Party fees include pool time, multipurpose area use, a lifeguard, and a YMCA staff member to assist with any needs.

After-school programs: For children in Anderson School District One and Pickens County.
Financial assistance is available.

The Easley YMCA hosts students from Crosswell Elementary, East End Elementary, Forest Acres Elementary, Gettys Middle, Lakes & Bridges Charter, McKissick Academy, and West End Elementary

The Pickens YMCA hosts students from Ambler Elementary, Hagood Elementary, Pickens Elementary, and Pickens Middle.

Three locations in Pickens County
Easley YMCA – 864.855.9622 
Pickens YMCA – 864.878.8380
Powdersville YMCA – 864.625.2060

Augusta Road Baptist Church

864.232.2712 1823 Augusta Street, Greenville, SC

Offers: Christ-centered environment for K5- 8th grade with snacks, homework time, and playtime.  Pick up from the following schools: Augusta Circle Elementary, Blythe Academy, Sara Collins Elementary, Sterling School, Summit Drive Elementary, Stone Academy, Beck Academy, Greenville Middle, Hughes, AJ Whittenberg, and League Academy. Accept drop-offs from any elementary/middle school.

Sprout for Kids

Greenville, SC

Empowering families of children with special needs through hands-on coaching from behavior guidance, skill acquisition to potty training, Personalized support, creative strategies, including family and respite coaching.

Future Scholars Academy

864.663.2992 209 E Butler Rd, Mauldin, SC

Future Scholars Afterschool Program is designed to provide your child with the perfect after school experience. We believe our program is unique because of our indefatigable commitment to building Future Scholars. Some components we incorporate include: homework support, daily devotions, and active play.

 

Offered at Chesnee Community Center, Duncan Elementary, Holly Springs-Motlow Elementary, Inman Elementary, Inman Intermediate, and Woodruff Leisure Center from school release until 6 pm. Spartanburg Parks provide character development activities, physical activities, nutrition education and supervised homework time for children ages 5-12. Full day programs on school holidays and teacher work days are also available at select locations.

Kids Konnection Childcare, Inc.

864.585.3900 1926 E. Main Street, Spartanburg, SC

Offers pick-up for area schools and after-school care programs. The program supervises children from after school until 6:00 PM.

Do you know of a place offering after-school care near you that should be added to our list? Let us know in the comments!

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Mechiko Harris
6 years ago

Need assistance for after school pick up for my grandson he is artistic.
Mrs Harris 8649908768

6 years ago

Do you have free after school care for low income families? Please email me with the info, thank you for your help.

Vanessa Mayor
5 years ago

Any suggestions for best daycare centers for babies when mommy has to go back to work?

Admin
5 years ago
Reply to  Vanessa Mayor

Yes – several are listed in our Working Parent Guide to Greenville:
https://kiddingaroundgreenville.com/working-parents

3 years ago

Adora Childcare offers after school care and pick-up in Five Forks!