A Great Place to Learn and Play Before and After School

Welcome to Character Builders, the South Bay Family YMCA's Before and After School Program serving students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 at Marshall 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 walking field trips, healthy snacks, sports and games, art and music, homework support and more!

Registration is Open!

How to Register

  1. Download and fill out the Registration Packet
  2. Visit South Bay Family YMCA
    Office hours: Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  3. Provide the following items:
    • The completed Registration Packet
    • $50 registration fee (if applicable)

Quick Link Documents

Important Documents and PDF Forms


    Registration is open, and you may submit your completed registration packet to the South Bay Family YMCA Child Care department. For more information about registration, please check out our Registration Details section below.

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

    Information about Marshall Elementary School

    Location and Contact Information

    Hours of Operation





    6:00 am — 8:45 am

    2:45 pm — 6:30 pm


    6:00 am — 8:45 am

    2:45 pm — 6:30 pm


    6:00 am — 8:45 am

    2:45 pm — 6:30 pm


    6:00 am — 8:45 am

    2:45 pm — 6:30 pm


    6:00 am — 8:45 am

    1:30 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.

    Fees for Character Builders at Marshall Elementary School 2019-2020

    Fees are paid monthly for the month of service. Fees include all minimum days. No make-up days will be allowed due to illness, vacation or holidays. All rates are based on the weekly rate times the number of weeks school is in session per month (see payment schedule for monthly totals based on the CVESD Calendars).

    • Registration fee is $50 per child (if applicable)


    # OF DAYS



    AM and PM
    Before and After School

    5 Days



    3 Days



    Before School Only

    5 Days



    After School Only

    5 Days



    AM and PM
    One Day

    1 Day



    In order to maintain proper ratios at sites, 3 day rate enrollees may only attend on the same 3 days, 1 day enrollees may only attend on the same day


    Registration Details

    Registration Fee is $50 per child; no registration fee is required for active members.

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

    Fees are paid for the month of service by credit card on the 15th or by ATS (bank draft) on the 10th or the 25th. 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.

    Registration Details

    We recommend arriving with the registration packet already filled out and with payment information readily available.

    Download Registration Packet Here

    Individual State Forms for Registration

    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 South Bay Family YMCA Child Care business hours at (619) 421-9622, Ext. 14220.

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