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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Afterschool Care YMCA Stories

Amy Trejo - SMITH FAMILY YMCA

   
 

I have always enjoyed working with children. I came to the Y with intentions to further my career working with children. Every day at the Y I learn new experiences and get to see a different side to kids out of a classroom setting. I have always been blessed to have the opportunity to work with an amazing and caring staff at Smith.

Amy Trejo
SMITH FAMILY YMCA

Anonymous - AFTERSCHOOL CARE - HUNTINGTON BEACH FAMILY YMCA

   
 

The STAFF!!! and Director!!! It is a home away from home for my children and I'm blessed with Jaime and her Staff. My kids are loved , respected and educated!

Anonymous
AFTERSCHOOL CARE - HUNTINGTON BEACH FAMILY YMCA

Maddy Benson - SEACLIFF FAMILY YMCA

   
 

I like coming to the YMCA because of my friends and the games that the wonderful staff gives me. The YMCA really comes in handy if I need to come an extra day but I don't mind at ALL! I Love the YMCA!!

Maddy Benson
SEACLIFF 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

Mary - YMCA Employee - Afterschool Care

   
 

I have been with the "Y" for exactly 1 year now. It has been my second family. Although I commute almost 2 hours and fight horrible traffic every morning, I wake up in the morning looking forward to a new and challenging day at work. I love being the Assistant Director because I get the best of both worlds. It's a balance of administrative work and time with the kids which is why we are all here right?

Mary - YMCA Employee
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

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

Stephanie Settles - Camp Oakes

   
 

Camp Oakes is more than just having fun. Camp is where it can help you in life, teaches you the 7 pillars, and overcome your fear. When I first came to camp I was scared of the rock wall, but I came the next year and I touched the bell. I was so excited that I overcame my fear. Camp is so fun! Camp is like my life. I make good friends like Catrina Falencki. I love camp!

Stephanie Settles
Camp Oakes & Afterschool Care

Anonymous - AFTERSCHOOL CARE - HUNTINGTON BEACH FAMILY YMCA

   
 

We love the YMCA because our son is happy to go there and he said he has lots of fun:=) and we really appreciated how helpful and understanding Jamie Shelton is she always is very nice and friendly!

Anonymous
AFTERSCHOOL CARE - HUNTINGTON BEACH 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