The Carl Hankey YMCA is a California Licensed Before and After School Child Care Program for children 5 years old to 12, located on-campus. Each of our teachers are 1st Aid and CPR certified, have Early Childhood Education college units, are screened through the Department of Justice, and love working with children. Amongst the many programs offered by the YMCA at our facilities, such as, Swimming, Soccer, Basketball, Fitness, Adventure Guides, etc., we also offer child care services at several elementary school campuses. For more information regarding these services and fees, please contact the Mission Viejo YMCA at (949) 859-9622 or the Carl Hankey YMCA program at (949) 364-5869.
CARL HANKEY K-8 YMCA PROGRAM INFORMATION
Kindergarten plus is an academic program designed to extend the kindergarten instructional day into a full day program. We pick up the early bird kindergarteners from their classroom at 11:53am, and extend their learning until 2:20! Following state standards, we align our curriculum to support what is taught in the kindergarten classrooms as well as provide interventions for those students who are struggling. Families can choose the K+ program solely, or you can choose Kindergarten Plus with extended care from 2:20-6:00pm. Our program components include:
- Music and movement
- Literacy and writing
- Science and math
- Character development
- Multicultural awareness
BEFORE AND AFTERSCHOOL CARE
At Carl Hankey YMCA, students are supported with homework, participate in group games, engaging in craft projects, making friends, and having fun every day after school, rain or shine! Daily hours are 6:45-8:00 am (before school), 11:53-2:20 pm (kindergarten only), 2:20-6:00 pm (K-8th grade).
- HOMEWORK SUPPORT (Healthy Mind Time): Monday through Thursday your children will participate in homework club for one hour. During the homework club hour, your children will be supported with homework, read silently, or work on a journal topic. We incentivize the homework hour by using individual and group rewards for students who complete all of their homework, or work diligently and quietly for the entire hour.
- CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT: The YMCA strives to promote positive character traits in our students through Character Counts learning activities, service learning projects, teacher modeling, and positive reinforcement.
- MONTHLY CLUBS: Each month Carl Hankey YMCA presents a new club to our students. Clubs give our students the opportunity to participate in an activity that they do not normally participate in on a regular basis, as well as being able to interact with other students in our program. Some examples of the clubs we offer: Sports Club, Cheerleading Club, Cooking Club, Art Club, Business Club, etc.
- K.I.C.C. (Kids In Charge of their Communities): We have a group of students who love to lead and get involved. These students help plan activities, events, and service learning projects, nominate clubs, etc. We encourage our students to get involved and make this program theirs!
- SERVICE LEARNING PROJECTS: Throughout the year, we host service learning projects where we give back to our communities. This is our opportunity to teach our students about giving of their time and making a difference to help someone else. Some of our service learning projects include: Food Drive (Adopt a Family) for Thanksgiving, Essentials Drive for homeless women and children, Candy Drive for military men and women, Sock Stuffing at Christmas for individuals in homeless shelters, etc.
FULL DAY PROGRAM
Need care when school is out of session? We are here on campus, 6:45am-6:00pm, Monday through Friday. Call us for special break rates (Spring, Thanksgiving, Winter, and Summer, even most holidays! We are only closed 10 days out of the year!
We are a non-profit organization, so we love to give back to our communities. Each year, we help thousands of people and families get the care they need or be able to join the programs or activities they desire to. Each year, we fundraise, and every penny we collect in donations goes 100% to scholarships. We don’t want to turn anyone away from getting the child care their need, and offering this awesome experience that the YMCA has for everyone, based on financial need, you may qualify for a scholarship.
We are always accepting donations: money for program supplies, toys, games, books, writing/art supplies, money for scholarships, etc. Anything is so greatly appreciated!
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE Y CONTACT:
Uma Alahari, Director
(949) 364-5869 or firstname.lastname@example.org
THERE ARE THREE EASY WAYS TO REGISTER!
1) VISIT THE CARL HANKEY YMCA ON CAMPUS
The YMCA on campus has all of the materials you need on site for registration
2) VISIT THE SADDLEBACK VALLEY YMCA OFFICE
The YMCA childcare office, located at Marguerite and Trabuco, can help you with the registration process.
Mission Viejo YMCA
27341 Trabuco Circle
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Phone (949) 380-3502
Fax (949) 380-2447
3) DOWNLOAD FORMS ONLINE
Registration materials are available online at: www.ymcaoc.org
Click on Programs
Click on Afterschool Care
Click on Forms for Registration
Forms can be emailed, faxed, or brought in to one of our YMCA locations.
CALL TODAY FOR RATE INFORMATION!
(949) 364-5869 and ask for Uma Alahari