STRETCH at Chula Vista Elementary School District A Safe Place for After School Child Care

What is STRETCH? A Safe Time for Recreation and Tutoring of Children, one of several state-funded Expanded Learning Programs (ELP) offered by the YMCA of San Diego County in partnership with the Chula Vista Elementary School District.

The goal of STRETCH is to create a dynamic after-school environment that gives children the boost they need to succeed academically and socially.

This free program provides structured academic, physical and social activities for Kindergarten to Grade 6 students from one of the following “Title 1” elementary school sites in Chula Vista:

This program operates immediately after school until 6:00 pm daily. However, this program does not operate when schools are closed, including intercessions, vacations and holidays.

Hours and site contact information for each school is available here.

How to Apply to the STRETCH After School Program

Initial Application Process

  • Applications must be turned in at the STRETCH school site, specifically to the STRETCH supervisor, by April 13.
  • All submitted applications will receive a receipt from the STRETCH staff indicating the application has been received by April 13.

Enrollment & Participation Information

  • After an evaluation period, enrollment lists will be posted at the schools by May 22.
  • All enrolled families must attend a mandatory parent meeting, as scheduled by the schools.
  • Applications received after June 5 will be added to the schools’ waiting list and enrolled according to a needs assessment, not in the order received, as space becomes available.

Important Documents and PDF Forms

  • STRETCH Enrollment Information – English | Spanish (Coming soon!)
  • STRETCH Application Form (Coming soon!)
  • STRETCH Parent Handbook (Coming soon!) 

How Are Students Selected?

All students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 who attend STRETCH schools can apply.

However, priority is given to students who:

  • Are in Grades 1 through 6
  • Are referred by school personnel
  • Can attend for 5 days a week
  • Can attend for the duration of the program

Enrollment is also determined by:

  • Total space available in the program at each school
  • The number of students enrolled from each grade group

Questions? Contact Us for More Information

If you would like to learn more about the STRETCH program provided by the YMCA of San Diego County, please contact one of our staff below:

For questions about the application, enrollment, and general information, contact: 

To contact the Program Director:


Hours and Site Contact Information

SCHOOL

CONTACT INFO

MON-THUR HOURS

FRI HOURS

Castle Park Elementary

(619) 971-0827

N/A

N/A

[email protected]

2:30 – 6:00 pm

1:15 – 6:00 pm

Chula Vista Learning Community Charter (CVLCC)

(619) 730-8045

6:30 – 8:00 am

6:30 – 8:00 am

[email protected]

3:10 – 6:15 pm

1:45 – 6:00 pm

Cook Elementary

(619) 971-0856

N/A

N/A

[email protected]

3:00 – 6:00 pm

1:00 – 6:00 pm

Feaster Charter School

(619) 361-6857

6:00 – 7:30 am

6:00 – 7:30 am

[email protected]

2:45 – 6:00 pm

1:30 – 6:00 pm

Finney Elementary

(619) 787-7411

6:30 – 8:15 am

6:30 – 8:15 am

[email protected]

2:15 – 6:00 pm

1:00 – 6:00 pm

Harborside Elementary

(619) 730-8039

6:45 – 8:30 am

6:45 – 8:30 am

[email protected]

2:55 – 6:00 pm

1:40 – 6:00 pm

Hilltop Drive Elementary

(619) 730-8036

N/A

N/A

[email protected]

2:55 – 6:00 pm

1:25 – 6:00 pm

Juarez-Lincoln Elementary

(619) 417-3149

6:45 – 8:15 am

6:45 – 8:15 am

[email protected]

2:35 – 6:00 pm

1:30 – 6:00 pm

Lauderbach Elementary

(619) 730-8043

6:30 – 8:00 am

6:30 – 8:00 am

[email protected]

2:30 – 6:00 pm

1:00 – 6:00 pm

Loma Verde Elementary

(619) 730-8042

6:30 – 8:00 am

6:30 – 8:00 am

[email protected]

2:30 – 6:00 pm

1:00 – 6:00 pm

Los Altos Elementary

(619) 787-2348

6:45 – 8:45 am

6:45 – 8:45 am

[email protected]

3:15 – 6:00 pm

1:55 – 6:00 pm

Montgomery Elementary

(619) 730-8041

6:30 – 8:00 am

6:30 – 8:00 am

[email protected]

2:15 – 6:00 pm

1:00 – 6:00 pm

Mueller Charter School

(619) 730-8035

N/A

N/A

[email protected]

2:30 – 6:00 pm

12:30 – 6:00 pm

Otay Elementary

(619) 730-8044

6:15 – 8:00 am

6:15 – 8:00 am

[email protected]

2:25 – 6:00 pm

1:15 – 6:00 pm

Palomar Elementary

(619) 730-8040

6:30 – 8:10 am

6:30 – 8:10 am

[email protected]

2:30 – 6:00 pm

1:30 – 6:00 pm

Lilian J. Rice Elementary

(619) 730-8037

6:15 – 7:45 am

6:15 – 7:45 am

[email protected]

2:15 – 6:00 pm

12:45 – 6:00 pm

Fred H. Rohr Elementary

(619) 971-0903

6:30 – 8:15 am

6:30 – 8:15 am

[email protected]

2:45 – 6:00 pm

1:00 – 6:00 pm

Silver Wing Elementary

(619) 787-6546

6:45 – 8:30 am

6:45 – 8:30 am

[email protected]

3:00 – 6:00 pm

1:30 – 6:00 pm

Valle Lindo Elementary

(619) 730-8038

N/A

N/A

[email protected]

2:30 – 6:00 pm

1:15 – 6:00 pm

Vista Square Elementary

(619) 971-0831

6:30 – 8:00 am

6:30 – 8:00 am

[email protected]

2:25 – 6:00 pm

12:50 – 6:00 pm