ASES at Capri Elementary A Safe Place for After School Child Care

What is ASES? ASES is one of several state-funded Expanded Learning Programs (ELP) offered by the YMCA of San Diego County in partnership with the Encinitas Union School District.

The goal of ASES 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 students attending Capri Elementary.

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

How to Apply to the ASES After School Program

Application Start Date: April 13

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

  • ASES Enrollment Information – English | Spanish (Coming soon!)
  • ASES Application Form (Coming soon!)

How Are Students Selected?

All students who attend ASES 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


ASES’s curriculum is designed to help students meet or exceed California content standards in reading and math in a fun, camp-like atmosphere. Activities incorporate stimulating topics like literature, drama, math, writing and art alongside engaging physical and social activities. Parents are encouraged to have their children attend ASES every day to fully maximize the benefits of the program’s curriculum.


We devote sixty minutes of each day to homework and academic enrichment to help students succeed at school. Our staff provides one-on-one homework assistance during this time, but staff are not responsible for correcting or completing students’ homework for them. It is each student's responsibility to use this homework-focused time constructively.

ASES Staff

Each site is staffed by a ASES Supervisor, an Assistant Supervisor, and three to five Youth Leaders. All staff undergo a thorough background check and are certified in First Aid and CPR, and receive specialized training that addresses behavior management, academic enrichment, and curriculum.


To provide the best possible experience for all of our participants, ASES staff holds each child to the same behavior standards as those enforced by their school.

Daily Sign-in and Sign-out Procedures

To participate in the program, children are required to sign-in with their ASES Youth Leader each day within five minutes of school dismissal. We ask that parents inform the Site Supervisor when their children will not be in attendance or need to leave early. ASES staff cannot be responsible for children who do not sign-in or who leave the school grounds.

Only authorized parents, guardians, or otherwise authorized persons are permitted to pick up students, who must be signed out with a YMCA staff member.


It is important that students who are enrolled in ASES attend each and every day for the duration of the program time. ASES does not operate when schools are closed for intercession, vacations or holidays.

Before School Attendance

Participating students are expected to attend each day for a minimum of half of the program time (usually 45-60 minutes, depending on the school site).

After School Attendance

Participating students are expected to attend each day from school dismissal until 6:00 pm.

Questions? Contact Us for More Information

If you would like to learn more about the ASES program provided by the YMCA of San Diego County, please contact the Expanded Learning Program center at (858) 863-3633.