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Licensed Child Care

Character Builders
is licensed child care for grades K-8 at local schools.

The YMCA offers:
  • Child Care Staff with Kids
  • Enriching, fun and affordable care before and after school
  • Based at child's school
  • Caring, safe environment and staff
  • Fully licensed by the State of California
  • Programs and activities to support your child’s academic success
  • Art and music clubs
  • Homework assistance with a focus on completion
  • Build life skills and relationships
  • Sports games and outdoor activities
  • Walking field trips
  • Healthy, tasty snacks your child will love


All staff leaders are selected after a thorough interview and background check process and are cleared through the Community Care Licensing office of the State of California. Our staff have units in child development and a desire to be a great role model for your child and demonstrate YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Sites We Serve

License #
Franklin Elementary
McKinley Elementary

Character Builders Fees

Fees have been calculated based upon an annualized rate of the total number of program days and divided into 10 equal monthly payments regardless of the number of school days per month of service. Fees cover all minimum days and parent/teacher conferences.

Full-time is considered 4-5 days per week; Part-time is considered 1-3 days per week.

Registration fee: $50 per child.

Kindergarten - 8th grade

Before school only
Full time 4-5 days
Before school only
Part time 1-3 days
After school only
Full time 4-5 days
After school only
Part time 1-3 days
Before/after school
Full time 4-5 days
Before/after school
Part time 1-3 days
One Day

Note: Rates valid September '16 to June '17.

All fees are due in advance of the month of service. Fees are paid by credit card on the 15th or by ATS (bank draft) on the 25th. ATS are deducted monthly from your checking account.

If balances are not paid on time, your child may not participate in the program. Scholarships are available if you qualify.