YMCA Before & Afterschool Care

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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

   
 

My son loves attending the Y. The staff is great and they follow the procedures. I feel at ease with my son being there. It is a safe environment. The summer program is really fun. So many great activities to break up a long day.

Anonymous
AFTERSCHOOL CARE - HUNTINGTON BEACH FAMILY YMCA

Twilight Sparkle - Camp Oakes

   
 

Dear Princess Celestia, I have learned many valuable lessons in friendship here at Camp Oakes, but the most important one would be to always help your fellow ponies.

Every pony at camp acts like one big family, whether they are helping another, singing songs, playing games, or even having a snowball fight! This act of learning has also taught me to walking another pony's hooves. These lessons and the helpful ponies are enough to keep me coming back!

Twilight Sparkle
Camp Oakes & Afterschool Care

Anonymous - AFTERSCHOOL CARE - NEWPORT-MESA FAMILY YMCA

   
 

I like the "Y" dollar program that rewards my child when they've helped with center activities or "clean up".

Anonymous
AFTERSCHOOL CARE - NEWPORT-MESA FAMILY YMCA

Anonymous - AFTERSCHOOL CARE - HUNTINGTON BEACH FAMILY YMCA

   
 

What I love best about the Y is that Jamie the director is an amazing person, great with the kids, and my daughter loves and respects Jamie.. Jamie truly cares about each and every child and is always aware of everything that happens at the Y... She always comes to me to let me know how Kylie is doing it if there are Any issues I need ti know about.. I love the communication with the staff.. I appreciate them and am grateful for them. My daughter thrives because of the YMCA.

Anonymous
AFTERSCHOOL CARE - HUNTINGTON BEACH FAMILY YMCA

Carrie Ottalloran - MARINERS FAMILY YMCA

   
 

My son needs a safe enrichment program for afterschool care; a place where he could learn, grow and have fun while mommy and daddy goes to work. The staff is great and I feel completely confident and at ease that my son is well cared for and instructed by energetic, caring and supportive individuals in a great organization that is also on his school's campus, which is even greater!!

Carrie Ottalloran
MARINERS FAMILY YMCA

Alicia Brower - SMITH/EADER FAMILY YMCA

   
 

I have worked for the Y for over 3 years and just joined the YMCA of OC a couple of months ago. The Y is a place for kids and their families to make new friends and create strong relationships with staff. As an afterschool care teacher I have had the opportunity to help mentor and get to know so many amazing children. I'm hoping to be someone the children can look up to. I have also learned from each child and his/her unique family. The Y is a place to learn, grow, discover, share, and socialize.

Alicia Brower
SMITH/EADER FAMILY YMCA

Julia Cesana - SEACLIFF FAMILY YMCA

   
 

Dear YMCA Staff, what I like about the YMCA is that we can do all sorts of things, especially coloring because I love it so much. When the YMCA staff is here cleaning we are at home playing, especially Ms. Dana she has to buy everything for us. Even though the YMCA has a lot of rules it's the best place to be.

Julia Cesana
SEACLIFF FAMILY YMCA

Anonymous - AFTERSCHOOL CARE - NEWPORT-MESA FAMILY YMCA

   
 

Everyone is welcoming. My son loves Sarah, SeTasha, Claudia, and Tristan. He asks everyday if he can stay late. If he didn't feel comfortable there, he wouldn't go.

Anonymous
AFTERSCHOOL CARE - NEWPORT-MESA FAMILY YMCA

Faith Ford - ESTOCK FAMILY YMCA

   
 

Hi, I'm Faith. I have been a part of the YMCA for about 8 or 9 years. I have had so many great memories with the YMCA but I really only have two or three that comes to mind right now. I actually met my best friend at the YMCA when I was in kindergarten; we are still best friends to this day. Another great memory I had was when I went on my first field trip. I was really scared to go on any rides and the staff helped me and made me feel better. I love the YMCA and the qualities it has. Thanks guys!

Faith Ford
ESTOCK FAMILY YMCA

Anonymous - AFTERSCHOOL CARE - NEWPORT-MESA FAMILY YMCA

   
 

My kids love the YMCA. In fact, they complain when I pick them up early because there is more to do at the Y than at home. The homework program is excellent. Each of my children do their homework at the Y which leaves more time at home to interact as a family. Both my wife and I sincerely appreciate the staff at the Y and feel secure in leaving our children there.

Anonymous
AFTERSCHOOL CARE - NEWPORT-MESA FAMILY YMCA