YMCA Before & Afterschool Care

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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

   
 

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

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

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

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

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

   
 

The YMCA staff, especially the director Jamie, go out of their way to make my children feel welcome and good about themselves.

Anonymous
AFTERSCHOOL CARE - HUNTINGTON BEACH FAMILY YMCA

Anonymous - AFTERSCHOOL CARE - HUNTINGTON BEACH FAMILY YMCA

   
 

The summer before Kindergarten, my son was a very introverted, shy child who was reluctant to join in group activities. We enrolled him in the Y Summer Camp program and he totally blossomed into a confident, friendly outgoing child with leadership skills!

Anonymous
AFTERSCHOOL CARE - HUNTINGTON BEACH FAMILY YMCA

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

   
 

All four of my children have gone to this center and I love the staff. Melissa and Corrina have been the best counselers to my girls! They love Ms. Penny and and they will miss her. I know my girls are in safe hands when I leave them there in the morning until I pick them up after school. Thank you...great job. What would I do without you and your great staff!

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