Family Resources

The Y has always been more than a fitness center—in fact, it is one of the most effective and enduring charitable organizations in the country dedicated to strengthening our communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, and the nation’s leading provider of child care. At the Y, babies develop trust and security, preschoolers experience early literacy and learn about their world and school-age kids make friends, learn new skills and do their homework. Most importantly, children learn how to be their best selves. That makes for confident kids today, and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

At the Y, our goal is to provide every family with trusted child care resources. We offer quality full-day and partial-day child care for infants through preschoolers, care for children and teens with special needs, and respite care, enabling parents and family members to go to work knowing their loved ones, stimulating environments.

Trusted Resources

We offer a variety of resources for families to help make informed decisions about their child care options and family issues. We publish a quarterly newsletter along with brochures on a variety of topics, including program information and steps to choosing quality child care. Sign up to receive our quarterly newsletter here. (Links to CRS Connect Newsletter signup form)

Resource Library

We provide parents, child care programs, students, and other community members with a Resource Library at our Mission Valley office located at 3333 Camino del Rio South, Suite #400, San Diego 92108.

Resource Links
TrustLine is California’s registry of in-home child care providers. 1-800-822-8490 www.TrustLine.org
Dial 2-1-1 for easy access to community, health and disaster services. 211SanDiego.org

Child Care Referrals

We are happy to provide families with options of trusted resources for their child care needs. The YMCA sources child care providers throughout San Diego County, which include non-YMCA child care sites. Our database of care providers includes all licensed child care centers and family child care homes, nanny agencies, license-exempt school based programs and summer camp programs. When you invest time and thought in your search, you can find a child care provider who provides a secure, safe and nurturing environment for your child. We’re here to get you started.

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Choosing Child Care

Our goal is to assist families find the best possible care that meets the needs of their child. When you invest time and thought in your search, you can find a child care provider who provides a secure, safe and nurturing environment for your child. We provide detailed information about the different types of care available to help you find the right care for you and your family.

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Military Family Support

Our Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) helps navy families who have children with disabilities and special needs by providing up to 40 hours per month of respite care services. Respite care allows families short-term relief from the continual care of their child with developmental disabilities to allow parents and guardians time for other activities.

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Paying For Child Care

Quality child care programs can be costly for a lot of families. Help is available for families who qualify through child care subsidy programs. We assist families in identifying child care and other community resources that meet the specific needs of the child and family. Our staff and resources encompass a wide variety of cultural perspectives and language requirements of the families we serve.

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Special Needs Care

We offer a variety of programs and services to help families who have children with special needs such as respite care, after school care for high school students, and enhanced referral services to help find appropriate care.

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Behavior Support Services

Challenging behaviors can often be resolved with surprisingly simple strategies that help develop social and emotional skills, like one-on-one support and inclusion support. Our team of experts can help train parents to use these tools and techniques at home to help children in child care or kindergarten, as well as teens with special needs, get prepared for school and life.

To get started - Download either the service request form for the classroom or the service request form for the individual. Fill out the form, and then send it to us at one of the following:

  • E-mail Veronica Klinger at [email protected]
  • Fax to (619) 521-3050
  • Mail to YMCA Childcare Resource Service
    Attn: Behavior Support Services
    3333 Camino del Rio South
    Suite 400
    San Diego, CA 92108