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.

View our before and after school childcare locations by clicking the expandable menus below. 

Character Builder Schools


Expanded Learning Programs

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

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.

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
  • Conway Elementary
  • Farr Elementary
  • Felicita Elementary
  • Glen View Elementary
  • Lincoln Elementary
  • Orange Glen Elementary
  • Pioneer Elementary
  • Rock Springs Elementary
  • Rose Elementary

Learn About LEGENDS
Phone: (760) 294-5050

King-Chavez Neighborhood of Schools (ELP)
  • Arts, Athletics, and Primary Schools

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

Magnolia Public Schools (ELP)
  • Magnolia Science Academy

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

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

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
  • Fulton Elementary
  • Hawthorne Elementary
  • Horton Elementary
  • Juarez Elementary
  • Kimbrough Elementary
  • Lafayette Elementary
  • Linda Vista Elementary
  • Marshall Elementary
  • Marston Middle School
  • McKinley Elementary
  • Montgomery Middle School
  • Ocean Beach Elementary
  • Pacific Beach Middle School
  • Pershing Middle School
  • Roosevelt Middle School
  • Taft Middle School
  • 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 Middle School
  • Willow Elementary

Learn About LEAP
Phone: (619) 420-0041


Specialty Programs

Chula Vista Elementary School District (DASH)

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for DASH and Before and After School Childcare have been postponed until further notice.

  • 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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