YMCA Before & Afterschool Care

Find your Y Afterschool Program Location

Check out the Y Afterschool

At the Y, we care for kids! With so many demands on today's families, parents need all the support they can get. YMCA Afterschool Programs provide a safe, structured, and fun environment for children between the ages of 5 and 12 - right on school campus. With several affordable care options, including financial assistance for qualifying families, YMCA Afterschool meets all of your needs by providing safety, homework support, recreation, and enrichment for your child before and after school. Our caring staff and well-rounded curriculum provide opportunities for your child to learn, grow, and thrive through participation in the arts, sports, and community service projects. At the Y, your child's CHARACTER COUNTS!™


Program Highlights

In a time when schools and families are cutting back to basics, your child, more than ever, needs the Y! Sports, homework support, exposure to the arts, technology and time to have fun with friends are just a few highlights of the YMCA Afterschool Program!

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  • New Club Curriculum
  • Qualified & Caring Staff
  • Financial Assistance Available
  • Character Development & Service Learning
  • Affordable, licensed child care programs on school campus
  • Inclusion support for children with special needs


Program Offerings

With several affordable care options, including financial assistance for qualifying families, YMCA Afterschool meets all of your needs. We provide over 50 licensed programs on elementary school campuses as well as several Teen Club locations throughout the county. 

  • Before and Afterschool Care (grades K-5)
  • Teen Club Before and Afterschool Care (grades 6-8)
  • School Break Care (full-day care during school breaks - no extra charge)
  • Kindergarten Plus
  • Summer Day Camp
  • Y Inclusion


Talk to your sites child care director for more info!


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Anonymous - AFTERSCHOOL CARE - HUNTINGTON BEACH FAMILY YMCA

   
 

The staff is very caring and friendly. It is nice to have the Y on the same campus as the school.

Anonymous
AFTERSCHOOL CARE - HUNTINGTON BEACH FAMILY YMCA

Andrea Vigil - AFTERSCHOOL CARE - MISSION VIEJO FAMILY YMCA

   
 

The YMCA is a great place to work because my daughter is welcomed in the Kid Zone. It's a big family and everyone is so nice to me and Loren. I normally have trouble making friends; I haven't made a true good friend in several years but after a month of working at the Y, I have made more friends than ever. They are just not friends, they're family!!!!

Andrea Vigil
AFTERSCHOOL CARE - MISSION VIEJO FAMILY YMCA

Sierra Stroud - ARROYO FAMILY YMCA

   
 

I have been at the YMCA for 6 years and there is always something to do. I love the YMCA so much. All my friends go here and I am really sad to leave because I am going into 6th grade and will not be coming back. Luckily I have 2 sisters and 1 brother who will be coming to the YMCA. I love the YMCA's Summer Camp because of the fieldtrips and having Benson partner with us for the summer. I have made lots of new friends and will be sad to let them go.

Sierra Stroud
ARROYO FAMILY YMCA

Reece - Afterschool Care

   
 

My Y story is when I went to Knott's Berry Farm with the YMCA. It was super fun and I lost track of time and all the coasters were awesome and most of my friends were there.

Reece
AFTERSCHOOL CARE

Mr and Mrs Duellia - MARINERS FAMILY YMCA

   
 

My son would come home do his homework, play, eat dinner and go to sleep. This all was a routine for awhile. We would assist him with his homework, play with him and give him all the attention he needed, but there was something missing. Being the only son is not easy. I heard about the YMCA from a parent at Mariners who told me about the great staff assistance and plans for the kids that were provided. I encouraged my son to attend out of curiosity, and a week into the program there was a sparkle in his eyes that was missing. I finally realized that he needed that companionship that only friendship can deliver. He would get sad when he left, but excited for what tomorrow will bring. He now goes to middle school with his YMCA friends, so I'm glad I decided to enroll him and thank you to all the teachers and everyone at the YMCA for your help!!!

Mr. and Mrs. Duellia
MARINERS FAMILY YMCA

Olivia - SEACLIFF FAMILY YMCA

   
 

I love the Y. It's so much fun it makes me want to sing a song: Go Dana, go Dana, go Dana, who, who, and she isn't just the bomb digidy she is stylish to and she's the Director, who, who Dana, DanaÖÖI love the YMCA.

Olivia
SEACLIFF FAMILY YMCA

Christina Kollias - BENSON FAMILY YMCA

   
 

I like the YMCA because after I finish homework I get to play. I also like the YMCA because at play time outside we sometimes play baseball.

Christina Kollias
BENSON FAMILY YMCA

Devonte Boos - Afterschool Care

   
 

What the Y means to me is safety, helping, giving, and caring. The Y to me is like a family. They provide food, help with homework if you need it and they have stuff that you can play with. When I come to the Y it's like I'm, at home but I'm really not at home. They will help you when someone bothers you. At the Y you can make friends easily. They have Y Arts and Craft projects and books. If you get hurt they will help you. Sometimes they will put on movies. They also give you extra stuff like Root Beer floats and etc. And if your parents can watch and if you don't like your baby sister you can come here but if you like them you don't have to come. The Y means a lot to me because if there wasn't the Y and a bully is coming at you you can run inside that what the Y means to me.

Devonte Boos
AFTERSCHOOL CARE

Anonymous - AFTERSCHOOL CARE - HUNTINGTON BEACH FAMILY YMCA

   
 

My son looks forward to the days he is at the Y for longer periods of time, including asking if he can go to "early" Y. This makes me feel comfortable having him in childcare while I pursue a degree.

Anonymous
AFTERSCHOOL CARE - HUNTINGTON BEACH FAMILY YMCA

Anonymous - AFTERSCHOOL CARE - NEWPORT-MESA FAMILY YMCA

   
 

I feel the people make the difference. Tasha, Claudia, Sarah and Tristen have made our family feel very welcome and they are very helpful. They all are very aware of the kids needs and wants but not just our kids but all the children. They believe in shaping the kids and helping them grow which I find as a plus.

Anonymous
AFTERSCHOOL CARE - NEWPORT-MESA FAMILY YMCA