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San Juan Family YMCA Before and Afterschool Child Care Center

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



31642 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 496-2529


9:30am-6:00pm M-F



San Juan Offerings

Year Round Programs
Winter Day Camp Weekly Activity Calendars

A variety of clubs are offered at San Juan YMCA. Some of our favorites are Science Club, Art Club, and Physical Fitness Club. Students enjoy learning with fun hands on and engaging crafts and projects. Clubs are offered every Tuesday and rotate to allow children the opportunity to participate in all the clubs. The KICC team helps to ensure all students voices are heard.  KICC helps create daily curriculum, snack menus, and events by using the suggestions and ideas of their peers.  KICC helps recognize students who display six pillars of character with different systems and a Y store students can shop at once a month.

Service Learning/Family Involvement

Students learn about helping others in our community by participating in different service learning projects every month. Some different things students have done is collect different items for to send in stockings to troops over seas, make blankets for people in an elderly homes, and collect items for a womens shelter Laura’s House.

Meet Debra












Hi, my name is Debra Flores and I’ve been with the YMCA for over 10 years. I want all my students to know how amazing they are.. More

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– Judith, San Juan YMCA Parent

More San Juan 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.

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.

Jessie’s Joy Jars: we collect items to fill Joy Jars to help spread joy to children with cancer.

Other Service Learning Projects: decorating Thanksgiving Boxes for San Juan Capistrano Rotary Club, Holiday Canned Food Drive, Making Friendship Heart for San Juan Capistrano Senior Center, Teacher Appreciation Board, and Christmas Carols.

Read about the Director, Debra Flores

Hi, my name is Debra Flores and I’ve been with the YMCA for over 10 years. I want all my students to know how amazing they are, how important they are and that they can do and become anything they want. When I was younger I had a hard time with school. I had a teacher who, without her help, I would have never graduated high school, nor would I have attended college. It is my hope that maybe I can help students to believe in themselves and help them succeed in their goals.My hobbies include reading, knitting, dancing, playing volleyball and making jokes.


My hobbies include traveling, going the beach, dancing and spending time with my family and friends.  I love to explore new places and spend time at Disneyland with my daughters.

Read Parent's Testimonies

“Beau started to thrive once he joined your Y. You run an incredible program. Your work ethic and dedication to loving our children is beyond our greatest expectations.”

San Juan YMCA Parent

“San Juan YMCA always has a high standard, I feel great that my child finishes her homework and gets the help she needs. The staff is always friendly and says hello and kids always seem happy. I know my daughter has a great time there and she get most if not all her homework complete and gets fun time when she gets home. As a working mom that is huge to be able to spend quality time and review homework and find that the YMCA has done such an excellent job at making sure the kids complete their work! I truly love everything about this YMCA mostly that I feel safe leaving my child there.” 

San Juan YMCA Parent

“Mrs. Juana the Director at our site is wonderful! There are not enough words to describe her attitude, work ethics and love for the children. She truly impacts her assistant in a positive manner. She has helped my son adapt to the school and the program so much. I love having her as our director there! He was totally struggling with kindergarten and the new school but Mrs. Juana completely had an impact on him and I am so grateful for that.”

San Juan YMCA Parent

“Dear Ms. Juana, Thank you so much for the care and love you’ve shown to our family over the years. You’ve ben such a positive influence and role model. Lauren and Connor have become who they are because of your influence. Leif and I have always had peace of mind knowing they were under your care. Thank you! We appreciate all you’ve done and are so grateful to have you in our lives.”

San Juan YMCA Parent

“Thank you for another wonderful year with the Y! It’s an extended family for Julia thanks to you.”

Jessica & Julia, YMCA Parent & Child

“Ms. Juana, you do so much for all the children and you are so deeply appreciated! I love being able to leave Chloe in your care and know that you will watch out for her as lovingly as I would. Thank you for being there for all of us! We love you so much.”

Vanessa, San Juan YMCA Parent

“Juana is wonderful. My children are motivated when they are with her and can’t wait to work on their homework with her. The way in which the children interact and learn from one another is remarkable; because of the way she manages her center. I’m amazed every time I enter the center how well run and organized she makes it!”

San Juan YMCA Parent

“I just want to say that Ms Juana is like a second mother to my child. She is very caring and she is also an excellent teacher. My oldest son who is now a 6th grader at Marco Forester is in the Dual Immersion Program. He has maintained a 4.0 GPA because of his hard work and Mrs. Juana supporting and helping him from K-5. We owe much of his academic success to Mrs. Juana. She is an incredible woman who instills character, integrity, and work ethic. Thank you YMCA for Mrs. Juana!!:)!”

San Juan YMCA Parent


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