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.

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

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.

Learn About Child Care Referrals

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.

Learn How to Choose a Child Care Service

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.

Learn More About Child Care Payment Help

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

Our Behavior Support Services provide professional resources and evidence- based support to parents and providers who may be struggling to understand or meet their child’s needs. We focus on individualized strategies that work best for each specific family, provider and child to increase positive outcomes in the home and in the early learning environments.

Learn More About Behavior Support Services