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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.

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, afterschool programs are staffed with people who understand the cognitive, physical and social development of kids, the need children have to feel connected and supported in trying new things, and the caring and reinforcement parents and families need to help each other.

At the Y, babies develop trust and security, preschoolers experience early literacy and learn about their world, and school-age 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.

State Licensed After-School Child Care Program 

Our Child Development program provides a nurturing and stimulating environment where children experience a curriculum rich in cognitive and creative skill building.  The YMCA of Orange provides quality, affordable after school hours - school age child care for children and youth attending selected schools in the Orange Unified School District.  Read more...

Extended Day Programs

The YMCA of Orange Extended Day Programs provide academic support, academic enrichment, and physical activity.  Read more...