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Arroyo Family YMCA Before and Afterschool Child Care Center

At the Arroyo Family Y, we care for kids!  YMCA After School Programs provide a safe, structured, and fun environment for children between the ages of 5 and 14 – right on school campus. YMCA After School meets all of your needs by providing safety, homework support, recreation, and enrichment for your child before and after school. Arroyo Family YMCA in Santa Ana is nationally accredited and offers year-round, licensed child care including full-day summer camps and full daycare during school holidays (spring break, winter break, holiday break.)



11112 Coronel Road
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 544-4051
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7am-6pm M-F




Arroyo Offerings

Year Round Programs
Winter Day Camp Weekly Activity Calendars

Cooking, Fitness, Art, Photography and K.I.C.C. (Kids in Charge of their Community).

Service Learning/Family Involvement

Quarterly Half Nights, Family Game Nights, CARES Backpack Drive, Essentials Drive, Coastkeepers Beach Cleanup, Stocking for the Troops.

Meet Staci

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-Arroyo YMCA Parent

More Arroyo YMCA

Read about our Service Learning Projects

C.A.R.E.S Backpack Drive: in collaboration with CARES, we collect new backpacks and school supplies to help kids start the school year off right. CARES is a YMCA program offering Christian Assistance Resources Education & Services to staff, members and communities.

Essentials Drive: collect essential items for homeless infants and toddlers, and help raise awareness to support homeless families.

Coastkeepers Beach Cleanup: in partnership with Orange County Coastkeepers, this service learning project includes educational activities and field excursions where kids will have the opportunity to learn about their local watershed, receive resources to take positive actions for their environment, learn about ocean pollution and make a difference themselves by conducting a beach clean-up.

Stocking for the Troops: The YMCA of Orange partners with Words of Comfort, Hope and Promise, Cub Scout Pack 290 and Starbucks stores in the area to collect as many donations as possible to send to our troops oversea for the Christmas season.

Read about the Director, Staci Costello

Hi, my name is Staci Costello and I have a B.S. degree in Child and Adolescent Studies. I have received Outstanding Leadership Awards in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015, and was recognized as a top 5 site in Orange County for quality. I’ve worked for the YMCA of Orange County since December 1996 and have worked at several locations including being the Director at Arroyo YMCA for 6 years. I love my school, families, my team of amazing staff members, and most importantly the children. My goal (many years ago) was to teach elementary school but fell in love with the YMCA and the people I work with. I can truly say the Y is my second family. I also have a passion for resident camp and we now have our own camp to call home, Camp E.L.K. I have been married to my husband Geoff Costello since April 2011 and have just started a family. We welcomed Liam James Costello into our world September 14, 2012 and my Son Luke Edward in April 15, 2015. We recently moved to my home town in Laguna Niguel, California. We love spending time with family and friends. If you were to ask me what my hobbies are it would be my family and of course shopping!

My favorite quote is: “You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your Mountain is Waiting, So….Get On Your Way!” – Dr. Seuss

Read Parent's Testimonies

“My children have been enrolled at the YMCA program at Arroyo since Kindergarten.  We have many memorable memories there.  The director and staff are warm and caring.  They are always there to help.” – Arroyo YMCA Parent

“My kids love the Y which makes a working parent feel more at ease about them being there. Half the time they are having so much fun they don’t want to leave!.” – Arroyo YMCA Parent

“Our first daughter was at the Arroyo Family YMCA for 5 years and now my youngers are there. Great Staff and very positive experience for my family!” – Arroyo YMCA Parent

“My daughter did the K Plus program 3 days a week. On the days she didn’t have K+ she would cry when I picked her up and say ‘but I want to go with the blue people!’ referring to the YMCA staff in their blue shirts!” – Arroyo YMCA Parent

“My son loves to be at the YMCA, he even wants to go on the weekends! The staff are very loving and treat them like their own kids.” – Arroyo YMCA Parent

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