A Great Place to Learn and Play Before and After School

Welcome to Character Builders, the John A. Davis Family YMCA's Before and After School Program serving students from Transitional Kindergarten (TK) to Grade 5 at Benchley-Weinberger 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!


VIP Registration Details (for current families)

VIP registration for current families will be from Monday, May 6 to Sunday, May 24, 2019. To guarantee a spot, please return your completed packet during this time period to John A. Davis Family YMCA. We cannot guarantee a spot in the program for those who return packets after May 24, 2019. Receipt emails will be sent to confirm placement has been made by the end of June.

Download Registration Packet Here

Open Enrollment for new families starts July 1, 2019


  1. Download and fill out the Registration Packet
  2. Return the completed packet to the John A. Davis Family YMCA 
    starting Monday, July 1, 2019

  3. Provide the following items:

    o  The completed Registration Packet
    o  $50 registration fee for members per child
        $100 registration fee for non-members per child

  4. Space is limited: Registration packets received after August 19 WILL NOT be able to begin on the first day of school. You will be contacted after September 3 as space becomes available.

  5. Once your registration packets is processed, you will be contacted on when your child may begin attending.

For more information about registration, please check out our Registration Details section below.

Program Scholarships are available to those that qualify — apply for a Scholarship online here.


Fees for Character Builders at Benchley-Weinberger Elementary School 2019-2020

Fees have been calculated based upon 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.





Before and After School

5 Days AM/PM

$414 / Month

$487 / Month

Before School Only

5 Days AM

$139 / Month

$164 / Month

3 Days AM

$105 / Month

$124 / Month

After School Only

5 Days PM

$311 / Month

$366 / Month

3 Days PM

$225 / Month

$265 / Month

1 Day PM

$124 / Month

$146 / Month


Information about Benchley-Weinberger Elementary

Location and Contact Information

Hours of Operation





6:30 am — 8:00 am

2:20 pm — 6:30 pm


6:30 am — 8:00 am

2:20 pm — 6:30 pm


6:30 am — 8:00 am

11:45 am — 6:30 pm


6:30 am — 8:00 am

2:20 pm — 6:30 pm


6:30 am — 8:00 am

2:20 pm — 6:30 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.


Registration Details

This program is available only for students from Benchley-Weinberger Elementary in Transitional Kindergarten (TK) to Grade 5.

Registration Fee is $50 per child for members   |   $100 per child for non-members

Please allow 3 business days for paperwork and tuition fees to be processed before child care services may begin.

All fees are due in advance of the month of service. 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 give us a call!

Our team is available during John A. Davis business hours at (619) 464-9622.

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