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

   
 

The staff is friendly to parents and kids alike. They are consistent with expectations and rules. They provide an atmosphere of respect and acceptance. I am confident my child is happy and safe at the Y. I am particularly pleased with the facility and staff at this location.

Anonymous
AFTERSCHOOL CARE - HUNTINGTON BEACH FAMILY YMCA

Shannon - BENSON FAMILY YMCA

   
 

The YMCA means so much to me. Ms. Tracy and Ms. Beth does so much for us. The YMCA is good because if we didn't, we would get less money because our parent would have to quit their job or get fired.

Shannon
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

Catrina Falencki - Camp Oakes

   
 

Camp Oakes is more than just a regular summer camp. It has taught me things that I would never think of learning. When I came to camp for my first year I was so scared to do things like ride a hourse. Things like that let me overcome things in life. Before camo starts I feel so excited. I just love camp so much! The leaders are just so amazing. Every year I get so excited and I just love it so much. This is going ot be my fourth year going. My cabin mates means the world to me and they are so nice.

Catrina Falencki
Camp Oakes & Afterschool Care

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

Leslie Villamil - Afterschool Care

   
 

I love the YMCA because it's fun and they help us with our homework. I also like it because we go to free play and do crafts. My name is Leslie Villamil, I'm 9 years old and I've been with the YMCA for four years.

Leslie Villamil
AFTERSCHOOL CARE

Sam - Afterschool Care

   
 

Why I go to the Y is because all my friends go, and during the summer we go to the movies and play football. We go outside a lot. Another reason I like the Y is because they serve awesome snacks.

Sam
Don Juan Avila Middle School 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

Anonymous - AFTERSCHOOL CARE - NEWPORT-MESA FAMILY YMCA

   
 

Great staff. The Director is excellent!

Anonymous
AFTERSCHOOL CARE - NEWPORT-MESA 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