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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 Jose Rios-Hernandez

Hi my name is Jose and I’m the new Director of Arroyo YMCA…




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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, Jose Rios-Hernandez

My name is Jose Rios-Hernandez and I’m the Director at Arroyo YMCA! I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a past goal working in the field in cases with human trafficking. At the end of my schooling I realized my passion was working with children! I first started working at the Boys and Girls Club as a volunteer taking care of children and later was hired as a part time from 2006 to mid 2011. From there I got a feel on how it felt working with children and I absolutely loved it. After working for the Boys and Girls Club for five years I set a goal to work for the YMCA, and in 2011 I got hired as a Teacher for the Teen Program at Sowers Middle School. Later transferred to Peterson Elementary School and ended at my favorite, Moffett Elementary School before landing this Director’s Position at Arroyo . Over all I have been working for the YMCA since June 2011, a little over 6 years and I can say I do not regret it. Through my journey with the YMCA and with the help of my biggest supporter Jaime Alls, I have grown and expanded my skills to help children know that they matter and that anything is possible if you set your mind to it.

I love working with children for many reasons. One being that I see them grow, learn and experience new things while being at the YMCA. I love teaching them our six core values everyday: respect, responsibility, caring, trustworthiness, fairness and citizenship. One of my favorite things about working with the YMCA is that everyday I learn new things from working with all types of children. I love seeing the way they open up to us and how we become part of their lives and daily routines. Another reason that is very special to me personally is when parents say “you were the topic at our dinner table”, mainly because it shows that the YMCA does impact the growth and development of the children. I can also add that just as we teach the children become a better image of themselves, I also believe they teach us become better role models at the YMCA.

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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