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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James - CONCORDIA FAMILY YMCA

   
 

I love the Y because I love playing football with my friends and I love how fun the Y is. I love the half nighters and clubs. I like how much they care about us and how they take care of us afterschool.

James
CONCORDIA FAMILY YMCA

Anonymous - AFTERSCHOOL CARE - HUNTINGTON BEACH FAMILY YMCA

   
 

Jaime is very friendly to everyone and keeps her staff on task. I know that it is difficult to manage college kids. I also like that my child doesn't have to go on a bus or car to her after school care.

Anonymous
AFTERSCHOOL CARE - HUNTINGTON BEACH FAMILY YMCA

Anonymous - AFTERSCHOOL CARE - NEWPORT-MESA FAMILY YMCA

   
 

The environment is very positive, safe and welcoming for my child. She enjoys her time at the Y. She also looks forward to the planned activities.

Anonymous
AFTERSCHOOL CARE - NEWPORT-MESA FAMILY YMCA

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

   
 

Kindergarten Enrichment and outdoor activities. Miss Sarah is great with my son, and he definitely gets to practice what he learns in class.

Anonymous
AFTERSCHOOL CARE - NEWPORT-MESA FAMILY YMCA

Alexa - CONCORDIA FAMILY YMCA

   
 

I like the Y because we have a cooking club, strings and things, art club. So that's why I like the YMCA.

Alexa
CONCORDIA 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

   
 

Our greatest exeperience so far was raising money for families who cant afford the YMCA. My child wanted to go door to door so she taped 2 corn cans together with blue duck tape and put flyers in one can and lollipops in the other. She begged me each day if we got home before it was dark to go knocking doors in our gated community. I HATED IT!!!!!! I stalled at every opportunity! I told her only 5 doors, then we were going home. Everyday she collected cash or check from our neighborhood and even got a $100. check from someone who was so impressed she had the courage to do this. If the home looked quiet or dark she would not knock because she didnt want to use up one of her 5 opportunities. By the end of the event she had raised over $200. more than any other child who was collecting donations on their own. She had built alot of character, pressentation skills, salesmanship and was so proud or herself and of course so was I.

Anonymous
AFTERSCHOOL CARE - HUNTINGTON BEACH FAMILY YMCA

Nicole Herbert - Afterschool Care

   
 

Some reasons why I like the Y are that they have good games and nice teachers. We also got to play outside football. Some more reasons are that all my friends are here and that is why I like the Y.

Nicole Herbert
AFTERSCHOOL CARE

Camryn Y - Camp

   
 

Camp is really special to me because it gives me a chance to relax and not worry about my appearance and think about how I can be a better friend. Camp has given me mories that will last to the end and will always make me smile. I have made many friends at camp and so many of them still come to camp with me so we can make moments of true friendship. Camp Oakes has so many activities I could never get bored of them. Camp means everything to me and it would mean the world to me me if others could enjoy this experience. Someday I hope to share my happiness with others and let them enjoy this amazing camp and keep it close to their hearts.

Camryn Y.
Camp & Afterschool Care