A branch of the Channel Islands YMCA

a branch of the Channel Islands YMCA

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Child Care

YMCAs are the nation’s largest provider of child care. We provide high-quality and affordable programs that are family-centered and values-based to nurture children’s healthy development.

With today’s demands on working parents, more and more parents are seeking out trusted resources to watch their children while they are at work. Each branch within the Channel Islands YMCA offers school-age child care at local school sites, offering working parents a safe haven for their children outside of regular school hours.

At the Y, we believe that Before and After School Programs should provide every child with a well-balanced, comfortable, and nurturing program to continue their education while making new friends and enjoying FUN supervised activities!

Here's 10 facts about our Before & After School programs for you to ensure your child is in a safe, thriving, and encouraging environment:

  • Our programs nurture soft skills development. We help kids learn about self-control, conflict resolution, social skills and more!
  • Our programs are affordable. Financial assistance and scholarships are available for qualifying families, ensuring that no child is left out of care due to financial constraints. 
  • Our programs are flexible. We have full or partial options for before and after school that meet your needs.
  • Our programs are well-rounded. Daily homework help, arts education, STEM-related activities, physical activity and nutrition education are just a few of the things your child will be exposed to at the Y. 
  • Our programs offer convenience. All before and after school sites are located either directly on the school campus or at your local Y. Some sites conveniently offer transportation services. 
  • Our staff are positive role models. Our staff will engage your child in activities that focus on caring, honesty, respect and responsibility, the core values of the Y. 
  • Our programs are committed to healthy lifestyles. All sites have adopted Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards (HEPA). Your child will be eating healthy snacks and receive nutrition education. 
  • Our programs put safety first. Have peace knowing your childwill be in a licensed, safe, facility to go before and after school. Your child is always supervised by high-quality staff. 
  • Our programs are FUN. Crafts, activities, friendships, laughter- your child will enjoy a daily dose of FUN!
  • Our programs highlight physical activity. Outdoor play time is part of our program so your child will have plenty of opportunity to burn some extra energy!

Enroll your child today!

2017 - 2018 Afterschool Care Flyer

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ASES Handbook and Registration

Like all Y programs, child care is open to all, with financial assistance available.

We currently have four licensed sites and two ASES programs in the community of Lompoc that parents may register their children at: 

Buena Vista - Before and Afterschool Upgrade
Site Supervisor: Ruth Kane
100 Aldebaran Ave. #P-3

La Canada ASES/Achievement Gap Program
Site Supervisor: Vacant

620 W. North Ave. RM 30
Grades: TK - 6th

Los Berros
Site Supervisor: Ellen Thermos
3745 Via Lato #P-27


Miguelito - Afterschool Upgrade
Site Supervisor: Briann Gusman
1600 West Olive RM 15 & MPR
Lic# 426214475
*Income Based program due to the support of CDBG funding

La Honda ASES/Achievement Gap Program
Site Supervisor:
Email for information:
1213 North 'A' Street RM 10, 23, 30, 33
Grades: TK - 6th
Clarence Ruth ASES/Achievement Gap Program
Site Supervisor: Diana Garcia
Email for information: Diana.Garcia@ciymca.org
501 North 'W' Street RM 37, P-38
Grades: TK - 6th



We do offer Additional Care Days for school closures and Teacher Inservice Days. Additional Care Days can be found here!

NEW Lights on Afterschool Enrichment Program - Click here!

For any additional questions you may reach to these childcare department staff at 805-736-3483:

For ASES and Achievement Gap programs: Youth Development Director, Claudia Ortiz
For Childcare programs: Childcare Coordinator, Ruth Kane

Department Head, Program Director Stephanie Saucedo

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