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:
The Y offers a wide range of school-age childcare programs to meet your family's needs. Sites are conveniently located on school campuses in the Ventura Unified District. They Y is the only licensed on-site childcare provider at these schools. All programs are regulated under California Community Care Licensing and exceed all requirements mandated by the state. Learn more by clicking here. A registration form is required to register.
OPEN HOUSE at all sites - take a tour and meet the staff. Monday, August 22 530-630pm
Loma Vista • 805.256.2475
300 Lynn Dr, Ventura, CA
Elmhurst • 805.256.2474
5080 Elmhurst St, Ventura, CA
Poinsettia • 805.256.2476
350 N. Victoria Ave, Ventura, CA
Ventura Family YMCA • 805.207.2551
3760 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA
Like all Y programs, child care is open to all, with financial assistance available.
Click here 2017 Spring Break Care hours.
Click here for the 2016/2017 Holiday Break Care form.
All Registration paperwork for the Fall 2016 Season is now available.
Let your child have the best summer ever in our ACA accredited camps!
This before and after school program is designed for parents of Middle School students. Serving teens five days a week before and after school until 6:00p.m, snacks are provided daily and the teen center has space for homework, art projects, basketball, football, Nintendo Wii and Wii Fit, and much more.
Click here for the registration form.
Click here for answers to the Top 5 Questions About Child Watch.
Click here for the Spring Break hours
Click here for the Summer 2016 hours
Let the YMCA experts watch after your little one while you enjoy a great workout. A stimulating, creative atmosphere that introduces your child to arts & crafts, dramatic play, and toys appropriate to their motor skill level. Up to 2 hours of service is available to Family Facility Members. Parents must remain in the YMCA facility while using this service. For updated Child Watch hours click here.
Attention YMCA Family members ages 9-12. Do you enjoy hanging out with friends at the YMCA? Then this event is just for you! One Friday a month Premiere will host children ages 9-12, doing movie themed activities, enjoying pizza and snacks, as well as watching the highlighted movies. Come join us! Click here to register online. Online registration ends at 5pm Thursday prior to event. Walk-in registrations end at 4pm on the day of the event.
Need some time to yourselves for a nice dinner, an action-packed movie, or a well-deserved break? Drop your kids off every other Friday night at the Adventure Zone for Parent’s Night Out! It’s a night filled with FUN, FRIENDS, FOOD, FILM, and FULFILLMENT! Click here to register online. Online registration ends at 5pm Thursday prior to event. Walk-in registrations end at 4pm on the day of the event.
August 26 – PNO – Turbo