Supporting kids in and out of school
At the Y, we care just as much about the future of our community’s children as you do. That’s why we work hard to provide our students with the best chance of success. We help to increase student achievement and reduce risk-taking behaviors through academic support, as well as health and social enrichment programming.
Before and After School Program
Our Before and After School program focus aligns the YMCA’s strengths with key educational milestones. Daily activities include homework help, snack time, enrichment, and more.Enroll Now
Our program is spearheaded by experienced and skilled school-based staff. You can trust your child is safe, supported, and taken care of while in the care of our before and after school programs.
All staff must undergo background screening and a 4-hour employee orientation before starting. Throughout the year, staff will also complete 40 hours of program training, monthly in-service training, and participate in monthly staff meetings. All staff must also be CPR/First Aid and AED certified.
Education Leadership Team
Our District Vice President and Program Directors have a combined 105+ years of education experience!
We work hard to provide our students the best chance of success. Our Before and After School utilizes intentional programming that includes:
- Math, reading, and art homework support
- At least 30 minutes of literacy activities per day
- Daily fitness and nutrition education
- Character and leadership development skills
- 21st Century Skill Building and service learning
Why partner with the Y? Because we’re everything an effective partner should be.
More Orange County Public School Principals choose the Y than any other program provider. Our organization has a long and successful track record of bringing schools, families, and communities together and creating initiatives that strengthen everyone involved.
My child was in the program last year, do I need to register again?
Yes, all students—new and recurring—need to register annually.
I don’t see my child’s school listed on the registration page. How can I register for the program?
If your child’s school is not listed as a confirmed site, please contact your school administration directly to secure information related to the services provided.
I’m not planning for my child to attend school until later in the school year, do I need to register now?
There will be an opportunity to register for programming later in the school year. If you chose to register now and your child doesn’t begin the program in the fall, you will be placed on a waiting list for your preferred start date.
I paid the registration fee, what is the next step?
Please check your email for a link to complete the registration forms. The email will come from the PlayerSpace platform. If you don’t receive an email, please check your spam/junk mail and then mark PlayerSpace as a safe sender. All registered families will receive an email indicating when the specific weeks are available for purchase.
My child may not attend every day. Is there a drop-in option?
Sessions are purchased and billed weekly. We don’t have an option for daily rates.
How will payments work?
Tuition is billed bi-weekly and parents will purchase the childcare sessions needed in two-week increments.
Your child’s safety is our priority. Find out more about our commitment to keeping kids safe.
Day Camp at the Y
Activities include weekly field trips, nature activities, arts and crafts, and so much more!
Get in Touch
Do you have a question about our Elementary School program? Let us know!