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Las Flores Family YMCA Before and Afterschool Child Care Center

At the Las Flores 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. The Las FLores Family YMCA in Rancho Santa Margarita is accredited by the COA and offers year-round, licensed child care including full-day summer camps and full daycare during school holidays (spring break, winter break, holiday break.)



25862 Antonio Parkway
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(949) 766-2831
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6:45am-6:00pm M-F




Las  Flores Offerings

Year Round Programs
Winter Day Camp Weekly Activity Calendar

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

Meet Bonifacio

b-santacruz-bio-picGreetings! My name is Bonifacio Santacruz and I am excited to be a part of the YMCA family… More

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-Las Flores YMCA Parent

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Read about the Director, Bonifacio Santacruz

Greetings! My name is Bonifacio Santacruz and I am excited to be a part of the YMCA family and look forward to helping the program at Las Flores continue to succeed. I have B.A.s in Liberal Studies and Spanish Literature from the University of Redlands and have been working with children in public and private education since 2010. I have taught students of all ages, ranging from kindergarten to high school seniors. I love having the opportunity to make an impact in the lives of our students and inspiring them to be problem solvers.

My teaching philosophy is simple: each student can reach his or her highest learning potential when given the right learning environment and techniques. Knowing the challenges that students face in the classroom, our team at Las Flores YMCA will ensure that the clubs and activities encourage students to think critically and help them have success in the classroom. My goal is for everyone here to have success inside and outside of the classroom.

In my spare time I enjoy playing basketball, reading, watching movies, and spending time outdoors.

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.

Operation Gratitude: Halloween Candy Collection for the Troops.

Sock Project: Bringing Christmas to OC’s Homeless Men & Women.

Other Service Learning Projects: Second Harvest Food Collection, Beach Clean-Up, Joy Jars, Alex’s Lemonade Stand.

Read Parent's Testimonies

“We moved to Las Flores from Boston in August and I visited the Y site unannounced seeking information for the fall. I was warmly welcomed by Rebecca who took the time to show me and my 8-year old around and answered all my questions. Coming from a Catholic School setting in the Northeast to a public school in Southern California, I was very concerned about the quality of education and after-school support I would find. While I still have concern about some of what I observe at Las Flores Elementary, I have never been anything less than impressed with how the Y staff work collaboratively to create a positive environment where the children appear to be happy, involved and excited to be a part of an after-school ‘family’.” – Las Flores YMCA Parent

“We love the YMCA and especially Ms. Rebecca!”

Nicole R., Las Flores YMCA Parent

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