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Before & After School · E M Downer Family YMCA


Y-Kids Child Care Program

Y-Kids programs provide individual and group activities to promote self esteem and cooperation. The Y is committed to supporting health and wellness, and has pledged to implement Healthy Eating Physical Activity (HEPA) into all of our child development centers. Our curriculum is designed to enhance learning and promote development.


English Language Arts

Reading for pleasure, storytelling, journaling, playwriting, writing to pen-pals.


Care of classroom pets, recycling and environmental education, meal & snack preparation.      


Table games, building and construction, cooking & snack preparation, estimating numbers, volume and spatial relationships.  


A quiet space and staff support is provided for students choosing to work on homework. 

Creative Arts

Interpretive dance to music, writing and singing songs, play production, process art, craft activities. 

Physical Education

Climbing, building with blocks & Legos, group games, developing ball & racquet skills, movement exploration. 

Social Studies

Celebrations of multicultural foods & events, creation of classroom rules, understanding the role of community helpers, service learning projects.                     

Please follow the link for the Parent Handbook and contact wccinfo@ymcaeastbay.org for specific program enrollment information.

Program Locations

Bayview Y-Kids

3001 16th Street
San Pablo, CA 94806
7:00 - 8:30am | 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Olinda Y-Kids

5855 Olinda Road
El Sobrante, CA 94803
7:00am - 8:30am | 11:30am - 6:00pm

Peres Y-Kids

485 Lucas Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801
7:00 - 8:30am | 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Rodeo Y-Kids

470 Parker Avenue
Rodeo, CA 94572
7:00 - 8:30am | 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Stewart Y-Kids

2040 Hoke Drive
Pinole, CA 94564
7:00 - 8:30am | 11:30am - 6:00pm

Washington Y-Kids

565 Wine Street
Richmond, CA 94805
7:00 - 8:30am | 11:30am - 6:00pm

Wilson Y-Kids

629 42nd Street
Richmond, CA 94805
7:00 - 8:30am | 2:00pm - 6:00pm

We depend on regular communication with parents to improve our programs and to ensure that your child and family have a successful experience. We encourage parents to visit, participate in parent programs, attend parent and teacher conferences and share in special events.





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