YMCA Expanded Learning Programs, a division of the YMCA of San Diego County, provides state and federally funded before and after school programs. We partner with local school districts, families, and communities to offer students safe and nurturing expanded learning programs that prepare them for college, career, and life. This is accomplished by creating a safe and supportive environment, ensuring that programs are student-focused and engaging, as well as building relationships with our parents and community partners.

Our expanded learning programs are designed collaboratively with district partners to provide students with fun, educational and engaging environments during the hours most parents or guardians are working. Activities focus on academics, enrichment, building social skills, and getting children physically active.

Funded by the California Department of Education, schools with Expanded Learning Programs have 81% of their students eligible for free or reduced-price meals and serve lower income households.

Interesting facts about YMCA ELP:

  • Largest state and federally funded provider in San Diego County
  • 3rd largest provider in California
  • Over 95 school sites
  • Over 14,000 students enrolled



Main Office
YMCA Expanded Learning Programs

4451 30th Stree
San Diego, CA 92116

South Office
50th 4th Ave
Chula Vista, CA 91910


North Office
YMCA Community Support Services
1050 N Broadway,
Escondido, CA 92026

“Expanded Learning Programs is excited to fully transition to Community Support Services. We believe this will allow us to better serve San Diego County’s children, youth, and families by coordinating our existing resources and by collaborating on new and innovative programs and services that strengthen San Diego families”.