Character Builders Before/After School

The Y child care programs are based on the principles of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. We take great pride in sharing with you the goals specific to our licensed Y child care programs. These programs are for children in grades Kindergarten to 5th. Your child will enjoy activities focusing on homework support; character development; health, wellness & fitness; arts, humanities & literacy; science & technology; conflict resolution; social competency and service learning.

Before School Care

  • Before school care is offered at La Jolla Elementary, Bird Rock Elementary, and Torrey Pines Elementary.
  • 6:30am to start of school.
  • This program does not include breakfast.

After School Care

  • After school care is offered for Bird Rock Elementary, La Jolla Elementary, and Torrey Pines Elementary.
  • School dismissal to 6:00pm.
Children will enjoy activities focusing on:
Health, Wellness, & FitnessService LearningHomework Club
Science & TechnologyHealthy Snacks DailyCharacter Development Activities
Conflict Resolution & Social CompetencyGroup GamesArts & Crafts
Character Builders Plus programs offered for an additional charge. (Torrey Pines students only.)
Additional enrichment clubs are offered to the program participants. Each club focuses on a specific topic for a 3-4 week period and has no more than 14 students enrolled at on time. The enrichment clubs are included in the cost of the program. Enrichment clubs may vary per site.


A $60 (non-refundable) registration fee per child is required to register. Only one fee is required if registering for both the Before & After School Programs. Space is limited. Participants are enrolled on a first come, first served basis.
**Please Note: Registration Packets MUST be filled out each year and must be submitted at least two (2) business days prior to starting in the program.**

Payment and Monthly Fees

  • The La Jolla YMCA uses the Automatic Transfer System (ATS) for all before and afters school participants enrolled in the program.
  • Children MUST BE picked up by 6:00pm to avoid an additional $1.00/minute fee after 6:00pm.
  • Due to high enrollment, we do not offer refunds or credits on days your child does not attend due to illness or vacation.

Character Builders Before/After School

2016-2017 School Year