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Mariners Family YMCA Before and Afterschool Child Care Center

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



2100 Mariners Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 548-6770
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6:45am–6:00pm M-F


Mariners Offerings

Year Round Programs
Winter Day Camp Weekly Activities Calendar

Cooking, Fitness (Soccer) and K.I.C.C. (Kids in Charge of their Community). Our K.I.C.C. team participates in weekly K.I.C.C. meetings, snack choices, and curriculum and event planning.

Family/Special Events

Monthly Family Events, Quarterly Half Nighters.

Service Learning Projects

C.A.R.E.S. Backpack Drive, Essentials Drive and Coastkeepers Beach Cleanup.

Meet Gisela

Hi, my name is Gisela Califano. I started working for the YMCA in 2006 as an assistant teacher and continued to learn and grow into the director I am today…. More

cc_quote_start2 The YMCA’s homework program is excellent and helps my kids study… cc_quote_end2

-Mariners YMCA Parent

More Mariners YMCA

Read about our Service Learning Projects

C.A.R.E.S. Backpack Drive: In collaboration with C.A.R.E.S., we collect new backpacks and school supplies to help kids start the school year off right. C.A.R.E.S. 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.

Read about the Director, Gisela Califano

Hi, my name is Gisela Califano. I started working for the YMCA in 2006 as an assistant teacher and continued to learn and grow into the director I am today. During my time with the YMCA I have worked at 3 different schools; Chaparral, Castille & now Mariners. My educational focus is in child development but I’m always looking for ways to grow as a stronger & better person.

I live with my amazing husband Eddie, beautiful daughter Harper and goof-ball frenchie, Cash. I am fluent in Spanish and love teaching it to others. In my spare time I love watching movies, going to concerts, spending time at the beach, hitting the gym, or just spending quality time with my family & friends.

The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing the positive effect that we make on all these children and families. We try our best to make Mariners YMCA fun and exciting for all age groups. Mariners YMCA is more like a family, we all love and care about each other and want to see everyone succeed. My main focus here at the YMCA is to guide children and families to a path that is positive and healthy. A smile really does go a long way.

I feel very blessed to have this opportunity to work here at Mariners and for the YMCA. Hopefully I can meet you and your children one day. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me or stop by our center at any time.

Read Parent's Testimonies

“My kids love the YMCA. In fact, they complain when I pick them up early because there is more to do at the Y than at home. The homework program is excellent. Each of my children does their homework at the Y which leaves more time at home to interact as a family. Both my wife and I sincerely appreciate the staff at the Y and feel secure in leaving our children there.”

–Mariners YMCA Parent 

Geisela is a great leader and my daughter loves her and the YMCA team so much. She looks forward to after school fun time and the summer program. We have had a great experience at the Mariners YMCA and would recommend the center to all our family and friends.

–Mariners YMCA Parent 

I love the director, Gicela, at Mariners. She is on top of everything and the kids listen and respect what she says.

–Mariners YMCA Parent 

The staff is amazing. They really like being with kids and have the patience necessary.

–Mariners YMCA Parent 

I am so happy I chose the YMCA at Mariners. We love Ms. Gisela from the first phone call to day to day issues, she has been so pleasant, professional, and my daughter just loves her. We also love Ms. Maggie and Mr. Ian… All of the staff has been great. They are so good with the kids and my daughter always has so much fun there. I feel like they are very attentive to the kids. I am super impressed and I always tell people about it.

–Mariners YMCA Parent 

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