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Before & After-School Child Care

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YMCA School-Age Child Care is available to parents of all children enrolled in Capistrano Unified School District, at an elementary school campus, ages 4.9 to 12 years old (kindergarten through 6th grade). Any transportation associated with the program is the responsibility of the parent. 

Program Goals:

  • Provide an environment of safety, support, and care.
  • Develop the inner-strength of young people.
  • Focus on increasing self-confidence and feelings of self-worth.
  • Develop interpersonal skills.
  • Focus on learning to be an effective member of a group.
  • Improve the ability of parents and children to communicate with and understand each other.
  • Compliment the child’s school program.

The children participate in a balanced program of open play and structured activities while being supervised by well-trained and caring staff. Children have the opportunity to get involved in a variety of learning centers in addition to a well-balanced curriculum. YMCA School-Age Child Care ensures children are given a unique mix of activities that focus on developmental assets, the building blocks that teach children how to make positive and intelligent decisions throughout life.

For information to register for the YMCA Child Care program at your elementary school, please visit the YMCA website at or contact your local YMCA branch. For a listing of agencies please refer to the Contact Us page of this website.

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After-School Experience

Saddleback College Community Education and its partners strive to provide fun, enriching activities designed to increase participants’ intellectual ability as well as meet their recreational needs. The Program offers art, science, cooking, sports, and academic enrichment classes taught by CUSD teachers and professional experts. All classes are held on CUSD school sites and follow school dismissal times. An After-School Experience session calendar is developed each year based on the CUSD calendar and includes 4 six to eight-week sessions.

The goal is to provide a safe, fun, and affordable program, offering age-appropriate activities for participants, under the leadership of caring, competent, and trustworthy Program staff. Transportation, including to/from a class or activity, is the parents’ responsibility.


For more information or to register for the After-School Experience, please visit the Saddleback College Community Education website at or call (949) 582-4646.

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Summer Experience

Building on the successful After-School Experience, Saddleback College Community Education also offers the Summer Experience. The Summer Experience gives children six weeks of classes in art, science, cooking, sports, academic enrichment, and more.


Additionally, a Jump Start Program, designed to give children a “jump start” on the next academic year, also is offered before each academic year begins. Summer Experience and Jump Start classes are offered in a one-week format at select CUSD school sites.


For more information or to register for the Summer Experience and Jump Start Programs, please visit the Saddleback College Community Education website or call (949) 582-4646.

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