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Child Care · YMCA of the East Bay

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We believe that all children deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Accross the East Bay we provide outstanding child care, ranging from licensed infant childcare to engaging academic enrichment programs.

Please check out our general program descriptions outlined below and follow the link to your nearest Y for complete information, including fees, schedules and registration.

After School Academic Enrichment Programs

Our multicultural developmental programs are designed to meet the needs of the individual child. Our programs include languages and fine arts, STEM studies, high expectations and goal setting. We also offer group parent activities such as seminars, workshops and meetings, as well as individual conferences to ensure harmony between the school and the home. Available at:

Eden Area YMCA
Fremont/Newark YMCA
Hilltop Family YMCA
Tri-Valley YMCA

Before & After School Care: K-6 graders

In addition to supplementing what they have learned in school, kids participate in interactive learning models that engage critical thinking skills, get assistance with their homework from trained YMCA staff, have a chance to socialize with each other and form long-lasting friendships that enhance their development, growth and self-confidence. Available at:

Eden Area YMCA
E M Downer Family YMCA
Fremont/Newark YMCA
Tri-Valley YMCA

Note, these Monday-Friday programs for K-6 graders are licensed by Community Care Licensing and include School Release Days.

Early Childhood Education: Infant/Toddlers & Pre-K

Our staff meets the standards set by the California Department of Education and the Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing. Our academically rich programs allow for every child to make the successful transition from home to school, while developing confidence, responsibility and a joy for learning. Available at:

Eden Area YMCA
E M Downer Family YMCA
Fremont/Newark YMCA
Tri-Valley YMCA

Note, our Child Care Learning Centers are funded in part by the California Department of Education and licensed by Community Care Licensing.

Child Watch and Kids Club

While you exercise or connect with others, your children participate in a balanced program of open play and structured activities, while being supervised by well-trained and caring staff. Available at:

Downtown Oakland YMCA
Hilltop Family YMCA

Kids Night Out

Parents need a break? Bring your kids to our supervised, safe and fun Friday night program. We engage your children with games, sports, arts, a movie and a meal. Available at:
Downtown Oakland YMCA
Hilltop Family YMCA

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