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VENTURA FAMILY 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.

We emphasize values such as caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Like all Y programs, child care is open to all, with financial assistance available.

Children are like sponges – they watch and absorb knowledge, skills and values from everything and everyone around them. At the Y, we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success.  That’s why our child care programs are staffed with people who understand the cognitive, physical and social development of kids.  We make children feel connected and supported in trying new things.

We also supply the reinforcement parents need to help each other. At the Y, kids make friends, learn new skills, and do homework; most importantly, children learn how to be their best selves. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow. 

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

school year child care

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 and 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.  A registration form is required to register.  

school year break care

The Y provides holiday and school break care.  A registration form and school break form are required to register. Child Care calendars can be found on our schedules page.  

summer camps

Let you child have the best summer ever in our ACA accredited camps!

after the bell

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.  A registration form is required to register.  

child watch/adventure zone 

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.

parent’s night out

Now the YMCA is a place you know you can take your kids to every other Friday night!!  Whether you want to go out for a nice dinner, hit the movie theatre, or just have a nice break, the kids can have a blast at the YMCA Parent Night Out!!  Click here to register online.  Online registration ends at 5pm Thursday prior to event. Click here to view our events calendar for future PNO dates.

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