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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Afterschool Care YMCA Stories

Nikki Ware - Afterschool Care

   
 

I always liked the YMCA because they are kind and there are a lot of friends that are kind and respect each other. The YMCA is a great place to do homework. Also you can go to field trips with friends. My name is Maury and I've been in this program for two years and four months.

Nikki Ware
AFTERSCHOOL CARE

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

Jordan Werkmeister - Afterschool Care

   
 

The Y has taught me a lot. By having elections for a Y president, I had a chance to know how it feels like to give speeches in front of people because I ran for President. Now I'm confident enough to run for president at my school. Oh and now I love public speaking. That's only one thing the Y has taught me though.

Jordan Werkmeister
AFTERSCHOOL CARE

Karina Ruiz - SMITH FAMILY YMCA

   
 

I like to work at Smith YMCA because I have a great boss that would help me and others. I also like it because I like helping kids. I think the YMCA is a great place for kids to come because they get to meet friends and learn the 6 pillars and other fun things they have at the YMCA. My memories from the YMCA is when a child ask me how to spell YMCA; I thought it was funny and cute. I came back because I love my job. The YMCA had showed me how to help families out.

Karina Ruiz
SMITH FAMILY YMCA

Anonymous - AFTERSCHOOL CARE - HUNTINGTON BEACH FAMILY YMCA

   
 

I am really happy with the staff at the YMCA and the center is always clean and organized.

Anonymous
AFTERSCHOOL CARE - HUNTINGTON BEACH FAMILY YMCA

Rainey - Camp Oakes

   
 

The YMCA has helped me be a better person. I am better at mind, exercises, heights, and making friends., I've had the best time in my life! The most challenging thing was definitely the Rock Wall but the YMCA Camp Oakes program has helped me with my fears. The Y has helped me so much!

Rainey
Camp Oakes & Afterschool Care

Dylan Spaulding - Afterschool Care

   
 

My Y story, my favorite experience at the Y is when we went to the movies during the summer because I liked watching the movie. When we got to the movies I couldn't wait to see Despicable Me.

Dylan Spaulding
AFTERSCHOOL CARE

Anonymous - AFTERSCHOOL CARE - HUNTINGTON BEACH FAMILY YMCA

   
 

It is a safe place to have my child go to after school. The director is very experienced. I am very lucky to have her stay the entire time my child has been at the YMCA. I think it was great to hae the older children help organize the sports for the younger kids. They still come up to my son and give him pictures and call him coach. It was a great way to develop leadership in the older kids.

Anonymous
AFTERSCHOOL CARE - HUNTINGTON BEACH FAMILY YMCA

Susan Herrera - ESTOCK FAMILY YMCA

   
 

I am a kindergarten teacher at Estock YMCA in the city of Tustin, California. I feel so lucky to work with my team staff members, Elizabeth Medina, Jessica and Vickey. They make me feel so welcome, show me patience and teach me new things every day. I feel I have been at the "Y" for years even though I've only been there for 6 months. This is my first time working with school age children and so far I learn from them every day. I'm thankful everyday for my job. I am happy and enjoy everything.

Susan Herrera
ESTOCK FAMILY YMCA

Jenna Freemon - WAGON WHEEL FAMILY YMCA

   
 

When I was younger I went to day care afterschool. I enjoyed it and really bonded with some of the leaders. I even thought to myself that being a leader myself would be such a fun job. When I turned 20 I lived right across the street from a YMCA child care. I put in my application, got hired and been with the YMCA 9 years after that. Working here had helped me to grow personally. I love how I can have a job that helps families and children grow up in a safe and fun environment. The YMCA has always let me be creative with my ideas and I could not be happier with my job.

Jenna Freemon
WAGON WHEEL FAMILY YMCA