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School Age Childcare (K-5)

Building Strong & Bright Futures For Your Children.

With so many demands on today’s families and the increased focus on early brain development, families need all the support they can get to nurture the potential of youth. That’s why child care at the YMCA of Greater Whittier focus on holistically nurturing child development by providing a safe and healthy place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

We want your child in our Y family! Our Affordable for All Scholarship Program is provided on a sliding scale up to 25% off weekly child care fees depending on qualifications. Please let us know if you are interested in learning more.

What does our program include:

  • Professional and caring classroom staff
  • Staff trained to support distance learning programs
  • Healthy meals and snacks
  • Covid-19 prevention procedures (as recommended by the LA County Department of Public Health)

Rates and Schedules

Currently, the majority of our care options are priced as all-day only. As schools begin to adjust schedules, additional options will be added.

5 Full Days: $175 Members/$205 Non-Members

3 Full Days: $145 Members/$175 Non-Members

2 Full Days: $135 Members/$150 Non-Members

Part-time (8am-12pm): $105 Member/$135 Non-Members

A non-refundable registration fee of $75/child is required to hold your place. Any child is welcome at our branch locations, however, for off-site care children must be enrolled at the school to attend. 

Proudly Providing Care At These Locations


Uptown YMCA Child Care Center
12510 E. Hadley St. hittier Ca. 90601
Kindergarten – 5th grade
Facility License # 191501150
6:30 am to 6:30 pm
(562) 392-6215

East Whittier YMCA Enrichment Center
15740 Starbuck St. Whittier Ca 90603
Kindergarten – 8th grade
6:30 am to 6:30 pm
(562) 392-6215


Ocean View Elementary School
14359 2nd St. Whittier, CA 90605
(562) 329-4690

Orchard Dale Elementary School
10625 Cole Rd. Whittier, CA 90604
(562) 329-4684

Leffingwell Elementary School
10625 Santa Gertrudes Ave. Whittier
(562) 329-6170

Murphy Ranch Elementary School
16201 Janine Dr., Whittier
(562) 943-7241

Scott Avenue Elementary School
10340 Scott Ave., Whittier
(562) 373-1798

La Colima Elementary School
11225 Miller Rd., Whittier
(562) 373-1799

Rancho Elementary School
14540 San Cristobal Dr., La Mirada

New River Elementary School
13432 Halcourt Ave., Norwalk

Pioneer Gardens Housing Community
9039 Pioneer Blvd., Santa Fe Springs

Register by clicking on the school your child is enrolled in. You may also come into either of the branch locations to register in person. Questions?  Call the number listed and someone will assist you.

New K-5 Care Programs coming soon to these sites!

Rancho Elementary School
14540 San Cristobal Dr
La Mirada, CA 90638

New River Elementary School
13432 Halcourt Ave.
Norwalk CA 90650


Download the details for our in-branch and school-site elementary programs

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