Before and After School

Y Before and After School Programs support children in reaching their full potential by providing academic support and hands-on enrichment experiences in a safe and structured environment for children grades Kindergarten through Middle School.

Located directly on your child’s school campus, we partner with the school by working directly with teachers to support student learning.

Our staff design engaging enrichment activities to help support your child’s learning in all areas.


Contact your local Y for more information on Before and after school
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Participating Schools

Character Builders

Our Character Builders program provides quality, affordable and dependable care to elementary and middle school students. We provide before and after school care, offering a safe place for youth to learn, grow, and thrive socially, emotionally, and physically.

Program activities include homework support, health and wellness, visual and performing arts, sports, art, leadership development, service learning, and character development.

Character Builder Schools
Teens in Motion Schools
  • Clairemont High School
  • Monte Vista High School
  • Rancho Bernardo High School

To learn more about Teens in Motion Schools, call YMCA Childcare Resource Service at (619) 521-3055


Expanded Learning Programs

The YMCA’s Expanded Learning Programs are before and after school (and summer) child care programs funded by the California Department of Education in partnership with local school districts.

These programs offer a nurturing environment where students can safely learn, build relationships, and be physically active during hours when most parents or guardians are working, preparing them for success throughout their life.

Chula Vista Elementary School District (STRETCH)
  • Castle Park Elementary (PM)
  • Chula Vista Learning Community Charter (CVLCC)
  • Cook Elementary (PM)
  • Feaster Charter School
  • Finney Elementary
  • Fred H. Rohr Elementary
  • Harborside Elementary
  • Hilltop Elementary (PM)
  • Juarez-Lincoln Elementary
  • Lauderbach Elementary
  • Lilian J. Rice Elementary
  • Loma Verde Elementary
  • Los Altos Elementary
  • Montgomery Elementary
  • Mueller Charter Elementary (PM)
  • Otay Elementary
  • Palomar Elementary
  • Silver Wing Elementary
  • Valle Lindo Elementary (PM)
  • Vista Square Elementary

Learn About STRETCH
Phone: (619) 420-0041

Encinitas Union School District (ELP)
  • Capri Elementary

Learn About This Program
Phone: (760) 294-5050

Escondido Union School District (LEGEND)
  • Central Elementary
  • Glen View Elementary
  • Lincoln Elementary
  • Orange Glen Elementary
  • Pioneer Elementary
  • Rose Elementary

Learn About LEGENDS
Phone: (760) 294-5050

King-Chavez Neighborhood of Schools (ELP)
  • Academy of Excellence
  • Arts, Athletics, and Primary Schools
  • Preparatory School

Learn About This Program
Phone: (619) 420-0041

Magnolia Public Schools (ELP)
  • Magnolia Science Academy

Learn About This Program
Phone: (858) 863-3633

McGill School of Success (ELP)
  • McGill School of Success

Learn About This Program
Phone: (619) 420-0041

Museum School (ELP)
  • Museum School

Learn About This Program
Phone: (858) 863-3633

National School District (REACH)
  • Central Elementary
  • El Toyon Elementary
  • Ira Harbison Elementary
  • John Otis Elementary
  • Kimball Elementary
  • Las Palmas Elementary
  • Lincoln Acres Elementary
  • Olivewood Elementary
  • Palmer Way Elementary
  • Rancho de la Nacion Elementary

Learn About REACH
Phone: (619) 420-0041

Oceanside Unified School District (ELP)
  • Del Rio Elementary
  • Reynolds Elementary

Learn About This Program
Phone: (760) 294-5050

San Diego County Office of Education (ELP)
  • Monarch School

Learn About This Program
Phone: (858) 863-3633

San Diego Unified School District (PrimeTime)
  • Audubon Elementary
  • Bell Middle School
  • Burbank Elementary
  • Cabrillo Elementary
  • Carson Elementary
  • Central Elementary
  • Cherokee Point Elementary
  • Chesterton Elementary
  • Correia Middle School
  • De Portola Middle School
  • Euclid Elementary
  • Florence Elementary
  • Franklin Elementary
  • Fulton Elementary
  • Hawthorne Elementary
  • Horton Elementary
  • Juarez Elementary
  • Kimbrough Elementary
  • Lafayette Elementary
  • Linda Vista Elementary
  • Logan Elementary
  • Marshall Elementary
  • Marston Middle School
  • McKinley Elementary
  • Memorial Preparatory for Scholars and Athletes
  • Millennial Tech Middle School
  • Montgomery Middle School
  • Muirlands Middle School
  • Ocean Beach Elementary
  • Pacific Beach Middle School
  • Pershing Middle School
  • Roosevelt Middle School
  • Taft Middle School
  • Toler Elementary
  • Valencia Park Elementary
  • Wilson Middle School

Phone: (858) 863-3633

San Ysidro School District (LEAP)
  • La Mirada Elementary
  • Ocean View Hills Elementary
  • San Ysidro Middle School
  • Smythe Elementary
  • Sunset Elementary
  • Vista Del Mar Elementary
  • Willow Elementary

Learn About LEAP
Phone: (619) 420-0041


Specialty Programs

Chula Vista Elementary School District (DASH)
  • Allen Elementary
  • Arroyo Vista Elementary
  • Camarena Elementary
  • Joseph Casillas Elementary
  • Chula Vista Hills Elementary
  • Clearview Elementary
  • Discovery Elementary
  • Eastlake Elementary
  • Hale Crest Elementary
  • Hedenkemp Elementary
  • Heritage Elementary
  • Kellog Elementary
  • Liberty Elementary
  • Marshall Elementary
  • McMillin Elementary
  • Muraoka Elementary
  • Olympic View Elementary
  • Parkview Elementary
  • Rogers Elementary
  • Rosebank Elementary
  • Salt Creek Elementary
  • Sunnyside Elementary
  • Tiffany Elementary
  • Valley Vista Elementary
  • Veterans Elementary
  • Wolf Canyon Elementary

To learn more about DASH, call the South Bay Family YMCA at (619) 421-9622.

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