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!


Afterschool Care Flyers by Branch

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Mission Viejo Family YMCA
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Afterschool Care YMCA Stories

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

Madison Price - BENSON FAMILY YMCA

   
 

I started the YMCA in Kindergarten and my teacher was Ms. Lauren. In first grade my teacher was Ms. Cathy. In the second grade it was Ms. Victoria and Ms. Sarah. In the third grade it was Ms. Victoria, Ms. Tracy, and Mr. Oscar. In the fourth grade it was Ms. Beth and Ms. Tracy. I'm not in the fifth grade yet but I think it's going to be great.

Madison Price
BENSON 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

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

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 - HUNTINGTON BEACH FAMILY YMCA

   
 

Kids enjoy the activities, and the camaraderie with the other students. Kids have formed attachments with the YMCA staff.

Anonymous
AFTERSCHOOL CARE - HUNTINGTON BEACH FAMILY YMCA

Andrea Vigil - AFTERSCHOOL CARE - MISSION VIEJO FAMILY YMCA

   
 

The YMCA is a great place to work because my daughter is welcomed in the Kid Zone. It's a big family and everyone is so nice to me and Loren. I normally have trouble making friends; I haven't made a true good friend in several years but after a month of working at the Y, I have made more friends than ever. They are just not friends, they're family!!!!

Andrea Vigil
AFTERSCHOOL CARE - MISSION VIEJO FAMILY YMCA

Jocelyn Ho - PETERSON FAMILY YMCA

   
 

The Philosopher John Locke once wrote, "Education begins the gentleman (child), but reading, good company and reflection must finish him." In honor of this famous quote, we want to share that Eader & Peterson YMCA programs have been instrumental in the growth of our daughter, Jocelyn. Each program has helped take her to another level of social development that we feel would not have happened if she had not been involved in these outstanding and well run programs. The leadership and staff at each location are warm, caring and truly help the children become better people. The YMCA teaches and supplements many of the missing elements that are lacking in today's educational curriculum, such as art, physical fitness, cooking, and a deeper understanding of science and discovery. All of these areas are vital in helping the children reach their potential. In addition, the YMCA is an affordable child care solution for the dual-income family. It is money well spent and the staff certainly gives a family their money's worth in love and attention to the kids. We wish to extend a personal thank you to Tomia Hicks and her team for making Jocelyn feel welcomed and appreciated at Peterson after her transfer from Eader.

Jocelyn Ho
PETERSON 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

Anonymous - AFTERSCHOOL CARE - MOFFETT FAMILY YMCA

   
 

The staff at Moffett YMCA interact with the students in a very positive manner. Jamie is an excellent director and role model for the students.

Anonymous
AFTERSCHOOL CARE - HUNTINGTON BEACH FAMILY YMCA