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Clarence Lobo Family YMCA Before and Afterschool Child Care Center

At the nationally accredited Clarence Lobo 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. Clarence Lobo Family YMCA in San Clemente offers year-round, licensed child care including full-day summer camps and full daycare during school holidays (spring break, winter break, holiday break.)



200 Avenida Vista Montana
San Clemente, CA 92672
(949) 369-9121
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6:45am-6:00pm M-F



A Nationally Accredited Childcare location


Clarence Lobo Offerings

Year Round Programs
Winter Day Camp Weekly Activity Calendars

Our KICC (Kids In Charge of their Community) program contributes ideas and plays a large roll in planning our club curriculum and snack choices. Clubs offerings include sign language, cooking, fitness, mad science, art, and origami. 

Service Learning/Family Involvement

Service learning projects have included Stockings for the Troops, Essentials Drive, Holiday Care Bags, Block the Blaze, Special Needs Awareness, Wilderness Education, and Awareness for the Visually Impaired. Read more below.

Family Events & Half Nighters

Family events or Half Nighters are typically offered each month.  Events include potlucks, bingo nights, glow party, dance party, and scavenger hunts.

Meet Stacey

Hi, my name is Stacey Kohler… More

cc_quote_start2 It has been awesome to have someone looking out for my daughter who always goes the extra mile… cc_quote_end2

-Clarence Lobo YMCA Parent

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Read about Clubs/Curriculum

K.I.C.C. Program (Kids in Charge of their Community): Daily, children contribute ideas for snack, lesson plans, newsletters, special events, and program expenses.

Every Monday Matters:

Each Monday we focus on one area that we can make a difference in the community.

HEPA (Healthy Eating and Physical Activity)

At the YMCA we discuss healthy habits and provide healthy snacks and physical activities to raise awareness for a healthy lifestyle. 

Kindergarten Plus Program

Kindergarten Plus is an academic enrichment program for kindergarten aged children and begins after dismissal from the child’s kindergarten class.  During the Kindergarten Plus program, the teachers will focus on age appropriate concepts and skills during fun songs and activities. 

Character Counts

Clarence Lobo YMCA focuses on positive guidance with the children.  We offer individual and group incentives and parties to promote good character!  We also partner with Mrs. Sampson, the schools principal, by participating in the schools character counts award ceremonies every 6 weeks

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: Half-Nighters, Family Movie Nights, Family BBQ’s, K-Plus Showcase, Childcare during school events, Citizenship Awards, Character Counts Programs, Essentials Drive, and more.

Read about the Director, Stacey Kohler

Hi, my name is Stacey Kohler and I am the director at the Clarence Lobo YMCA. I received my B.S. degree in Child and Family Services from Ashford University, Iowa. I began my career working with children in Columbus, Ohio 14 years ago where I taught at-risk preschool-aged children. After a few years, I began working with children at a private school that needed curriculum assistance.  Seven years ago, I started working for the YMCA Early Adventures program in Chesapeake, Virginia and then transferred to the YMCA afterschool program in California. The YMCA has provided an abundance of ways for me to give back to the community and allowed me to do what I love; work with children and families. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to show my love for people. Most of all, I love that the children never want to leave and how comfortable parents feel leaving their children at the Clarence Lobo YMCA!

Read Parent's Testimonies

“Thank you for all of the ways that you have kept my kids safe, happy, and healthy before and after school!”

Ami Lawrence, YMCA Parent 

“Thank you ALL for being so responsive and accommodating. What they say is true: “it takes a village to raise a child”. I’m grateful to have you all in my and my child’s life. Thank you for all your help and support.”

Sonaly Dudheker


-Mia, Third Grader

“Dear Childcare Director Stacey at the YMCA… Just wanted to say thanks for everything you do. It has been awesome to have someone like you looking out for my daughter. I am both excited and nervous for the changes ahead and we will miss you guys, Scarlet has always enjoyed the Y and that has been great! You always go the extra mile and it is appreciated. Thanks again for all you have done for us!”

Staci L., YMCA Parent

“Last summer, we decided to enroll our daughter at the Lobo YMCA. We are very pleased with this choice! She has had a very positive experience. She is monitored and assisted as she socializes which, as an only child, she struggles with a bit. The staff are all so kind and keep encouraging her. This has really helped her gain and maintain friendships throughout this year. We feel she is blossoming in this caring environment headed by Miss Stacey. We highly recommend Lobo YMCA.”

-Justine Morgan Brown

“Dear Stacey… Thank you so much for your help with the centers this year. I appreciate your reliability and kindness with the children. They love it when you come. Enjoy your summer!”

Suzanne R., Clarence Lobo Teacher

“Dear Stacey… Wow! I enjoyed my visit more than you know! Thank you for taking the time to show me around. It is obvious that your leadership makes Clarence Lobo special. Your staff were energized and engaged and the kids were having a blast. You made my day! Thank you so much!”


“My son attended the summer program at Lobo Elementary. It was my first experience with the YMCA for daycare and we were both so pleased with the program. The schedule provided plenty of variety to keep my son interested and he loved the field trips. As a parent I really appreciated how organized the program was and how there were no surprises in terms of what my son needed to bring or wear for each day. We will definitely be coming back again next year. Stacey Kohler is an awesome director! Thank you for making this program available and for adhering to such high standards for fun and safety.”

Natalie P., YMCA Parent & Child

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