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Marblehead Family YMCA Before and Afterschool Child Care Center

At the Marblehead 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. Marblehead 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.)



2410 Via Turqueza
San Clemente, CA 92673
(949) 366-6760


6:45am -7:45am and 11:38am – 6:00pm M-F



Marblehead Offerings

Year Round Programs
Winter Day Camp Weekly Activity Calendars

Healthy Mind Time (homework assistance), Gardening, Sports, Sign Language, Photography, Science, Engineering and more. K.I.C.C. (Kids in Charge of their Community). Club Tuesday’s!

Service Learning/Family Involvement

Half-Nighters, Movie Nights, Family Potlucks and BBQ’s, K-Plus Showcase, Childcare during school events, Stocking for the Troops and more.

Meet Matthew

Hello, my name is Matthew Yeakel and I am excited to be returning to the YMCA as the site director of the Marblehead YMCA… More

cc_quote_start2 The YMCA has been wonderful for my child, giving her a safe place to play… cc_quote_end2

-Marblehead YMCA Parent

More Marblehead 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.

Other Service Learning Projects: Beach Cleanup.

Read about the Director, Matthew Yeakel

Hello, my name is Matthew Yeakel and I am excited to be returning to the YMCA as the site director of the Marblehead YMCA. I graduated from San Clemente High School in 1998. I have taken multiple child development classes at Saddleback College to pursue my degree in Child Development. I have been working in after school care for about 16 years. I spent 10 years with The Learning Connection at Saddleback Valley School District where I started out as a Child Care Teacher and worked my way up to an Assistant Director.  After working at the school district, I got a job at the YMCA, working as a teacher at Vista Del Mar for 3 years.  I was offered a great opportunity to be a lead teacher/Assistant Director at TLC Ministries After School Care and Camps in San Clemente for a few years. Since day one of working with children in after school care, I knew that I found the career I’ve been looking for.  To be able to have the chance to work with children and be a mentor is truly rewarding to me.  Every day that I come into work I looking forward to seeing what the day brings.

Read Parent Testimonials

“When my daughter first attended school, she was crying all the time.  This was a new experience for her as she had never been to any form of school in the past.  She was scared and always wanted me with her.  Her first month at school was heartbreaking as the tears never seemed to stop which made me feel like I was torturing her by making her go to school.  Everyone at the YMCA helped my daughter through all those hard times.  They gained her trust with their patience and understanding.  The situation got better the following month as she started making friends and formed a positive relationship with all at the YMCA.

Because of the support at the YMCA, Sarah has developed good social skills which helps her now at school and will continue to all throughout her life.  She comes home every night and tells me all the friends she has made and all of what she has learned at the YMCA.  She has learned responsibility like helping to clean up before leaving, responsibility for her actions.  She loves sitting down and doing her homework.  I remember one night, coming home all tired and just wanting to go for a walk on the beach with and get an ice cream…..Sarah told me that we could not go until she did 2 more pages of homework.  She wanted to do more homework….seriously……over ice cream?  That shocked me because she never turns ice cream down for anything.  It made me feel very proud of her and very pleased with the YMCA.  Positive change.  She has learned valuable life skills at the YMCA that may not be immediately evident to you but I can definitely see the positive change in my daughter since attending the YMCA.

I have had tremendous peace of mind leaving my child in a loving, caring and safe environment at the YMCA.  I have no family here in the United States.  My daughter and I consider the YMCA our family.

The Scholarship has benefited us in so many ways.  I am a single mom with a single income.  I worried so much with how I was going to be able to afford child care at the YMCA.  I thought I would have to take on a second job which would take precious time away from spending it with my daughter.  I was ecstatic and relieved when I was granted scholarship towards my daughter’s tuition.  Receiving the scholarship has made it possible for my daughter to attend the YMCA and get the education she needs.

Without each and every one of you here tonight working so hard to raise money for parents like myself to be able to afford child care at the YMCA, I would not be here telling you my story…..I would not be here to be able to thank each and every one of you for everything that you do for us to be able to have peace of mind that my daughter is a part of a safe and loving environment.”

-Marblehead YMCA Parent

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