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Loma Vista Family YMCA Before and Afterschool Child Care Center

At the Loma Vista 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. Loma Vista Family YMCA in Santa Ana offers year-round, licensed child care including full-day summer camps and full daycare during school holidays (spring break, winter break, holiday break.)



13822 Prospect Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 730-0541
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7:00am-6:00pm M-F



Loma Vista Offerings

Year Round Programs

Winter Day Camp Weekly Activity Calendars

American Sign Language Club Calendar

Art Club Calendar

Keeping Fit Club Calendar

Photography Club Calendar

Service Learning/Family Involvement

CARES Backpack Drive, Essentials Drive, Coastkeepers Beach Cleanup, Stocking for the Troops, Candy Drive.

Meet Elizabeth








Hi,my name is Elizabeth Medina and I’ve been with the YMCA since 2004. My philosophy is that children are our future… More

cc_quote_start2 I love that my son is happy every day he’s at the YMCA… cc_quote_end2

-Loma Vista 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.

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.

Candy Drive: This project runs all of October and ends November 29th. We collect left over candy to send over to our service men.

Read about the Director, Elizabeth Medina

Hi,my name is Elizabeth Medina and I received my general education at Santa Ana college, Irvine Valley College and Rancho Santiago College. I currently hold my Site Supervisor Permit, issued to me by the Orange County Department of Education. I continue to enhance my skill in teaching by attending workshops, and taking more college courses. I have been working for the YMCA as a childcare director since July of 2004. I worked at the Estock YMCA and then transferred to Loma Vista YMCA.  Prior to working with the YMCA I worked as a preschool teacher for five years.  My desire to work with children began at a young age. As a child I fell into the responsibility of taking care of my younger brother. He was born with Down Syndrome. As I grew up I became his primary care giver. Both my parents worked long hours and our babysitter did not know how to handle him. For many years, after school I would focus on teaching him reading, writing, number recognition and some self help skills. When I graduated high school I decided that I wanted to teach other children as I had my bother. Seeing the difference in my brother’s skills inspired me to want to do the same for others.

My hobbies include collecting stars, suns, moons. I enjoy completing puzzles and gardening. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family. I also volunteered for Catholic charities of Orange County where I spent my afternoons tutoring elementary school children.

My philosophy is that children are our future. My goal is to be a part of children’s special moments. Moments that will shape each child’s future in a positive way.

Read Parent's Testimonies

“I love the fact that my son is there he’s happy every day he’s there if I ever have any issues of anything I can talk to anyone of the staff they are all knowledgeable of my situation and I love the fact that I can openly say anything and bring anything up to them and they help me out with anything that needs to be done.” – Loma Vista YMCA Parent

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