A Great Place to Learn and Play

Welcome to Character Builders, the South Bay Family YMCA's full day program serving students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 at Sunnyside Elementary School.

Character Builders is an affordable way to ensure your child is in a safe, fun, and caring environment. 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!


How to Register

  1. Download and fill out the Registration Packet
  2. Return the completed packet via e-mail to [email protected]
  3. Vonfirmation and/or more information will be sent out via email to confirm registration and placement.

Quick Link Documents

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 Sunnyside Elementary School

Location and Contact Information

Hours of Operation




Monday - Friday:

7:30am - 4:00pm

7:30 - 8:30am

3:00 - 4:00pm

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.

Gillian Gorelik, Program Director | [email protected]

Business Center | [email protected]

Fees for Character Builders at Sunnyside Elementary School 2020-2021

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). 





Full Day

5 Days



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 for YMCA members and $100 per child for Non-YMCA members.

Individual State Forms for Registration

Questions? Contact Us

If you have any questions about Character Builders or the registration process, please email us!

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