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Huntington Beach Child Care Centers

Our before and after school care provides opportunities for your child to learn, grow, and thrive as they make their way from kindergarten through 8th grade. We provide daily physical and educational activities like sports and recreation, homework support, club curriculum, and technology that allow students to engage in the learning process and have fun with friends at the same time!

Location
9291 Banning Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92646

Site Director: Carrissa Daino
Site Phone Number: (714) 968-3638
Email: cdaino@ymcaoc.org
License Number: 300604021
Hours: 6:45am-6:00pm

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Director Carrissa Daino

Hello! My name is Carrissa Daino and I have worked with the YMCA for five years. I have my bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from California State University, Fullerton. Working for the YMCA has been such a fun experience and I truly enjoy learning and growing with the families we serve. Every day is a unique opportunity to help children reach their full potential and learn all about our core values. I love spending time getting to know each and every child in my program and encouraging them to feel empowered in their education and social relationships.

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Location
9682 Yellowstone Drive
Huntington Beach, CA 92646

Site Director: Emily Perez
Site Phone Number: (714) 964-7011
Email: eperez@ymcaoc.org
License Number: 300611774
Hours: 6:45am-6:00pm

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Director Emily Perez

Hi! My name is Emily Perez. I started working at Smith YMCA in 2012 and in February 2014 I was given the opportunity to work at Perry YMCA as their Site Lead. Now I am here at Hawes YMCA. I started working with children when I was a sophomore in high school, and ever since I always find myself working with children so I pursue my studies in Child Development. Through the course of my college career I was able to find out for myself that working with children is very rewarding! I feel blessed to see children learn, grow, explore, and experience new things. I am fortunate enough to witness those growths with the children at the YMCA on a daily basis.

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Location
8800 Burlcrest Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92646

Site Director: Jamie Alls
Site Phone Number: (714) 964-1870
Email: jalls@ymcaoc.org
License Number: 300605643
Hours: 6:45am-6:00pm

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Director Jaime Alls

My name is Jaime Alls and I am the Director at Moffett YMCA. My talent in working with children lies in the ability to make everyone feel like they belong and that they matter, as all children do. I have worked for the YMCA at Moffett since January of 2000 and I can honestly say that I love my job and look forward to coming to work each and every day. I’m blessed to have an amazing staff who, on a daily basis give 100% of themselves. We are a fun-loving, upbeat, caring group of people. Each day we strive to build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities. I know that because of my staff and their ability to use their talents to create quality in all they do, our relationships and memories are more powerful and meaningful.

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Location
19231 Harding Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92646

Site Director: Miranda McNeil
Site Phone Number: (714) 968-6163
Email: mmcneil@ymcaoc.org
License Number: 300605941
Hours: 6:45am-6:00pm

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Director Miranda McNeil

Hello! My name is Miranda McNeill. I received my bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescent Studies from California State University, Fullerton. I have been working with children for the past seven years and the last three have been with the YMCA. I feel it is important to provide children with a safe setting where they feel they can be themselves without the fear of being judged. I’m passionate about helping children grow up into well-rounded, confident individuals that will thrive and be a positive influence in their communities.

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Location
20661 Farnsworth Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92646

Site Director: Krista Poitras
Site Phone Number: (714) 536-0068
Email: korpitelli@ymcaoc.org
License Number: 304270419
Hours: 6:45am-6:00pm

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Director Krista Poitras

Hi, my name is Krista Poitras. I have a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Child and Adolescent Development as well as my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Cal State Fullerton. I have been pursuing my passion of working with children, and their families, since I was eighteen years old. I have traveled to China to teach English and American Culture at a Summer Camp, taught Kindergarten and fourth grade, and worked at another afterschool care program before finding my way to the YMCA in 2010.

I have many passions in life; my biggest one is making a difference in the lives of children and their families.  It is my desire to support children and their families, so they have an opportunity to grow, develop, and thrive; and to help make their lives a little easier. I feel being the Director of Peterson YMCA is the perfect place for me to accomplish this life goal.

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Location
6701 Garfield
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Site Director: Tamara Nguyen
Site Phone Number: (714) 596-5411
Email: tnguyen2@ymcaoc.org
License Number: 304270610
Hours: 6:45am-6:00pm

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Director Tamara Nguyen

Hello everyone! My name is Tamara Nguyen. I’ve been working with children for twelve years and have been in the after school care field for the past seven years. My calling to work with kids started in high school during my time as a youth leader for my church. I soon began to look into opportunities that would allow me to interact and teach kids. I obtained my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of California, Irvine. Right after graduation, I got my first teaching related job as a Program Leader and then as a Site Coordinator for THINK Together, an afterschool program based in Santa Ana. Since then, I’ve been working with children both in the teaching and administrative role.

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Location
770 17th Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Site Director: Heather Michelson
Site Phone Number: (714) 960-5553
Email: hmichelson@ymcaoc.org
License Number: 300605119
Hours: 6:45am-6:00pm

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Director Heather Michelson

My name is Heather Michelson. I have been working with children for twenty years. I started working with children at the YWCA. I absolutely loved the work I did as well as the families, children and coworkers. I have worked with all ages whether in a preschool or in residential care as an administrator for a group home for children who were abused and neglected. I have enjoyed all my work with children however I have never been as happy as I am at the YMCA! Quality child care is important to me. It is important that my teachers and I provide the best program we can. We strive to ensure the children are safe, happy and eager to come to the Y! I look forward to providing the highest quality child care program to the children, parents and families at Smith YMCA.

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