A Great Place to Learn and Play After School

Welcome to Character Builders, the Ryan Family YMCA's after-school program serving students from kindergarten to grade 5 at Barnard Elementary School

Character Builders is an affordable way to ensure your child is in a safe, fun and caring environment before and/or after school. Each day includes a new program or activity to help participants learn, build life skills, and develop healthy relationships — including healthy snacks, sports and games, art and music and more!

How to Register

Registration for the Character Builders can now be completed and submitted online through our Community Portal. Find the site you are looking for by entering the site name in the Search Bar located in the top, left corner of the Community Portal. Registration is first come, first served.

Program scholarships are available to those who qualify — apply for a scholarship online here.

Information about Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School

Location and Contact Information

Hours of Operation




2:10 pm — 6:00 pm


2:10 pm — 6:00 pm


12:10 pm — 6:00 pm


2:10 pm — 6:00 pm


2:10 pm — 6:00 pm


About Our Staff

All staff leaders are selected after a thorough interview and background check process and are cleared through the Community Care Licensing Office of the State of California. Our staff has units in child development and a desire to be a great role model for your child and demonstrate YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. For questions about the program, hours, eligibility, fees or other administrative issues, please email [email protected].


Fees for Character Builders at Barnard Elementary School 2024-2025

Fees have been calculated based on an annualized rate of the total number of program days and divided into 10 equal monthly payments regardless of the number of school days per month of service. Fees cover all minimum days and parent/teacher conferences. Registration fee is $100 per child for participants, members can save up to 15% with select Y-Memberships. 





After School
5 Days
$484 $436 $411
After School
3 Days
$387 $349 $329
After School
2 Days
$258 $232 $219


Registration Details

This program is available only for students from Barnard Elementary in kindergarten to grade 5.


May 6, 2024 (For current participants and waitlist families)


Begins May 13, 2024

Registration fee is $100 per child for participants, members can save up to 15% with select Y-Memberships. 

Please allow three business days for paperwork and tuition fees to be processed before childcare services may begin.

All fees are due in advance of the month of care. Fees are paid by ATS (bank draft) on the 10th or by credit/debit card on the 15th. ATS are deducted monthly from your checking account.

If balances are not paid on time, your child may not participate in the program.

Scholarships are available for those that qualify — apply for a scholarship online here.


Questions? Contact Us

If you have any questions about Character Builders or the registration process, please email us at [email protected].

Additional contact info is available in the About Our Staff section above. We look forward to speaking with you!