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Oak Grove Family YMCA Before and Afterschool Child Care Center

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



22705 Sanborn
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 360-1427
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6:45am-6:00pm M-F



Oak Grove Offerings

Year Round Programs
Winter Day Camp Weekly Activity Calendars

Cooking Club, Sports Club, Spanish Club, Photo Club, Science Club, Jewelry Club, and K.I.C.C. (Kids in Charge of their Community). Our KICC program collaborates with the Director to plan the monthly snack menu. The 5th grade children have an opportunity to become mentors for the younger children.

Service Learning/Family Involvement

Literacy Night, 5th Grade Social, 5th Grade End Of The Year Field Trip, Family Potluck, Guest Speakers, Science Night, Elementary School Events, Breakfast With your Children, CARES Backpack Drive, Essentials Drive, Clothing Drive, Toy Drive, Care Packages for Tour Troops, Fundraisers and Book Donations.

Meet Lori

Hi, my name is Lori Silva and I specialize in Human Development from my college courses with a few in special needs courses. I also have my YMCA of the USA Director Training Certificate…. More

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-Oak Grove YMCA Parent

More Oak Grove 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.

Fundraisers: donated money to the victims of the Boston Marathon and donated funds for the Oklahoma tornado victims.

Other Service Learning Projects: Clothing Drive, Toy Drive, Care Packages for Tour Troops and Book Donations.

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Read about the Director, Lori Silva

Director, Lori Silva

Hi, my name is Lori Silva and I specialize in Human Development from my college courses with a few in special needs courses. I also have my YMCA of the USA Director Training Certificate. As a teenager I volunteered at a child care center which gave me the inspiration to work with children. It wasn’t until I moved out to California from Tucson that I was prompted to begin my career in preschool. I worked in preschool for 12 years than decided to work with school age children. I started with the YMCA in 2011. Over the years I have realized that children have just as much to teach me as I have to teach them. What I like the most about my position is watching a child grow into a young adult. I have many visits form children that have graduated for high school and are entering into college. It touches my heart that they still remember me.

My hobbies include spending time with family. I spend as much time with my grandchildren as possible. I visit my daughter which lives in Europe regularly. I also likes going to community events. In my spare time I love flea markets and yard sales and going to the casino. Someday I would like to go to Ireland.

Read about the Assistant Director, Greg Jimenez

Greg Jimenez – Assistant Director

Greg BioGreg has worked in childcare with the YMCA for about 4 year’s now.  He has worked at Crown Valley, Laguna Niguel and now Oak Grove Elementary School. Greg has his Associate’s Degree in Liberal Studies and is working on his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology right now.

Read Parent's Testimonies

“The people at Oak Grove Y are amazing. I’m happy and blessed to have such good people looking over my son.”

-Oak Grove YMCA Parent

“We had a Y talent show this year. It was the first year they have held it. A lot of the children participated and it was a great show! The best part was when, during the show, I looked over at Ms. Lori and she was tearing up when she would watch the children perform. I love how she feels like they are all her children and tears up just like any parent would. I am so glad to be a part of a program where the director feels like my kid is her own.”

-Oak Grove YMCA Parent

“The teachers that have worked with my son have been very accommodating. They have been very understanding and caring toward him. They are doing a very good job.”

-Oak Grove YMCA Parent

“My child had bonded with the staff and her school friends while at the Y, and I feel they are doing a great job because my daughter is happy when I pick her up and always has some story about what happened during her day.”

-Oak Grove YMCA Parent

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