YMCAs are dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable child care. As the nation's largest provider of child care programs, YMCAs provide family-centered, values-based programs to nurture children's healthy development.
Well-trained staff provide safe, affordable, high-quality care so you can have peace of mind while you work. Like all Y programs, child care is open to all, with financial aid available. Staff members are partners with parents and other caregivers, working together to help kids grow up healthy, happy and strong.
Download the Child Care Program Guide PDF.
Distribution of food is available at select locations.
Our California state-licensed preschool program is designed to provide play-based, child-centered curriculum based on developmentally appropriate experiences. Our goal is to provide your child with a safe, caring and cheerful environment in which he or she can make friends, learn new skills and continue to develop self-esteem.
Preschool is available two days per week (Tuesdays / Thursdays); three days per week (Monday / Wednesday / Friday); or five full days per week (Monday through Friday). We are a full-day program with the hours of 7:30 am-6 pm.
Offered holidays, winter and spring breaks Join the Y for a fun-filled, activity-packed week during school holiday breaks. Kids enjoy awesome art and craft projects, weekly field trips, swimming, outdoor games, and more. Holiday Camp enables children to stay physically active, develop friendships, and engage in a variety of activities that promote character development.
For details download a registration form or call 650-429-1313. Pre-registration is required at El Camino YMCA. Financial assistance available.
YMCA Kids Place school age child care is a California state-licensed program that operates on school campuses, offering a variety of age-appropriate enrichment and recreational activities. Our child care program delivers stimulating learning experiences in a safe environment that aim to enhance your child’s social, intellectual, physical and emotional development. Daily homework assistance is also provided.
YMCA School Age Child Care is available at the following locations:
Almond Elementary School
Huff Elementary School
Castro Elementary School
Monta Loma Elementary
For Child Care questions, please contact Saadia Aurakzai, Child Care Program Director, at 650-429-1344 or firstname.lastname@example.org