A Great Place to Learn and Play After School

Welcome to Character Builders, the Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCA's Full Day Child Care serving students from Kindergarten to Grade 5 at the Mottino Family Y that serves students from the Oceanside Unified School District. We currently have two programs available for this area. 

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

  1. Download and fill out the Registration Packet
  2. Return the completed packet via email to [email protected]
  3. Confirmation and/or more information will be sent via email once the registration packet is received.

Once the registration packet has been processed, a confirmation receipt will be sent out via email to confirm registration and placement.

Important Documents

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.

Information about Character Builders

Location and Contact Information

Hours of Operation

AM/PM Program Serving Empress Elementary: 6:30am - 6:00pm

Full Day Character Builders Program Serving Oceanside Unified School District: 8:00 am – 4:30 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. For questions about the program, hours, eligibility, fees, or other administrative issues please email [email protected].

Fees for Character Builders at Mottino Family Y 2020-2021

Program fees are included on page 2 of the registration packets. Registration fee is $50 per child for YMCA Members, $100 per child for participants. As the situation continues to be fluid due to COVID-19, the Y will contact you 30 days prior to the program start date with enrollment and fee changes and provide credits/refunds if space is not secured.

Registration Details

Open Registration

Registration Fee is $50 per child for YMCA Members, $100 per child for participants.

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

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.

Individual State Forms for Registration

Download AM/PM Empresa Elementary Registration Packet Here

Download Full Day Character Builders Registration Packet Here

Questions? Contact Us

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

We look forward to speaking with you!