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Bathgate Family YMCA Before and Afterschool Child Care Center

At the Bathgate 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 12 – 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. Bathgate Family YMCA in Mission Viejo offers year-round, licensed child care including full-day summer camps and full daycare during school holidays (spring break, winter break, holiday break.)



27642 Napoli Way
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
(949) 363-7089
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6:45am-6:00pm M-F



Bathgate Offerings

Year Round Programs
Winter Day Camp Weekly Activity Calendars

Cooking Club, Duct Tape Art, Gardening, Paper Art Club, Photography Club, Sewing Club, Fitness Club and K.I.C.C. (Kids in Charge of their Community). Our KICC is responsible for snack inventory, craft inventory, equipment needs, developing and typing monthly snack calendar, craft ideas and research.

Service Learning

CARES Backpack Drive, Essentials Drive, Annual Food Drive for South County Outreach (SCO), Bathgate Campus Clean Up, PB & J Drive for Second Harvest Food Bank via the Bathgate Girl Scouts, Adopt a Bathgate Family for Christmas, and Sewing Club Doll Donation Sew-A-Thon.

Meet Terri

mission-viejo-child-careHi,my name is Terri and I have been with the YMCA since 2010. I love that each day  I have the opportunity to help and encourage a child and help grow their self-  esteem.. More

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-Bathgate YMCA Parent

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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.

Other Service Learning Projects: Animal Rescue Project, Annual Food Drive for South County Outreach (SCO), Bathgate Campus Clean Up, Book Drive for Orangewood, Letters to the Troops, and Coat Drive for Burlington Coat Factor.

Read about the Director, Terri Bowles

Hi,my name is Terri Bowles and I have an A.A. degree in Advertising Design, a B.S. degree in Human Services, and an M.S. degree for Counseling, Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy. I am currently an MFT Intern with a non-profit organization where I specialize in family and child therapy. I plan to become a licensed therapist with an emphasis on children with developmental disabilities and/or behavioral issues. I have over 20 years experience working with children of all abilities. I have been with the YMCA since 2010. Previously, I had been an assistant director for a large capacity childcare organization, supervising over 150 children. Additionally, I worked for several years with disabled individuals. I think the best part of being a director for the YMCA is that each day is unique. I never know what the day will bring: laughter, tears, challenges, victories, opportunities to encourage and boost a child’s self-esteem, and become a memorable part of a child’s life. The spontaneity keeps me on my toes!

I have been a rough water swimmer for the past 20 years, completing over 80 races during that time. My proudest swimming accomplishments are completing a swim from Alcatraz to San Francisco in 2004 and a swim from San Diego to Coronado Island in 2011. I love to swim!

My own children are my source of inspiration. I was a stay at home mom for almost 10 years. I know the importance of providing a safe, nurturing, activity-filled environment for children.

Read Parents' Testimonies

“My kids attended the Y for the first time during Spring Break. They were very excited, but also hesitant since it was their first time going. The staff made them feel at ease and they couldn’t wait to go the next day!” Bathgate YMCA Parent

” I feel safe leaving my daughter at the Y because I can trust Terri and her staff members. My girl feels comfortable going there every summer. When I pick herg up, she is happy and had a wonderful time.That is very important. That you for having such a wonderful activities each week. she loves them!” Bathgate YMCA Parent

“My son loves attending the Bathgate YMCA K-Plus program! He looks forward to it every day.”

Anita H., Bathgate YMCA Parent

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