A Great Place to Learn and Play Before and After School

Welcome to Character Builders, the Mission Valley YMCA's Before and After School Program serving students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 at School of the Madeleine.

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, tutoring, and more!

Online Registration Information

Registration for Character Builders can now be completed and submitted online through our Character Builders registration page. Registration is first come, first served.

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 School of the Madeleine

Location and Contact Information

Hours of Operation for 2022-23 School Year





6:30 - 8:00am

2:45 - 6:00pm


6:30 - 8:00am

2:45 - 6:00pm


6:30 - 8:00am

2:45 - 6:00pm


6:30 - 8:00am

2:45 - 6:00pm


6:30 - 8:00am

2:45 - 6:00pm
11:45am - 6:00pm (first Friday)


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 School of the Madeleine 2022-2023

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





Before & After School

5 Days
(M - F)



Before School Only

5 Days
(M - F)



After School Only

5 Days
(M - F)



After School Only

3 Days
(M - F)




Registration Details

This program is available only for students from School of the Madeleine in Kindergarten to Grade 8.


April 25 - May 1, 2022 (For current participants and waitlist families)


Begins May 2, 2022

Registration fee: $50 per child for YMCA members, $100 per child for participants.

Please allow three 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.

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 Mission Valley YMCA business hours at (619) 298-3576.

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