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School Age Childcare

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.


CLICK HERE FOR CHILD CARE AFFORDABLE FOR ALL INCOME-BASED PRICING APPLICATION. Our Affordable for All program ensures that the Y and our programs are accessible to all. We offer financial assistance on a sliding scale up to 25% off weekly child care fees depending on qualifications.

Uptown YMCA Child Care Center
12510 E. Hadley St. Whittier Ca. 90601
Kindergarten – 8th grade
Facility License # 191501150
6:30 am to 6:30 pm
(562) 392-6215

East Whittier YMCA Before & After School Enrichment Center
15740 Starbuck St. Whittier Ca 90603
Kindergarten – 8th grade
6:30 am to 6:30 pm
(562) 392-6091

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


Benton Middle School
15709 E. Olive Branch Dr.  La Mirada, CA 90638
(562) 551-1972

Hutchinson Middle School
13900 Estero Rd. La Mirada, CA 90638
(562) 551-2253

Los Coyotes Middle School
14640 Mercado Ave. La Mirada, CA 90638
(562) 551-9082

We provide transportation to and from the following schools during the school year:

Uptown                     East Whittier

  • Sorenson Elementary
  • Phelan Elementary
  • Hoover Elementary
  • Edwards Middle School
  • Longfellow Elementary
  • Mill School and Technology Academy
  • Dexter Middle
  • Murphy Ranch Elementary
  • Leffingwell Elementary
  • Jordan Elementary
  • Macy Elementary
  • Granada Middle School

Uptown Waitlisted Schools: Lydia Jackson Elementary

East Whittier Waitlisted Schools: Scott Elementary, Meadow Green Elementary

What services do we provide?

  • Provide transportation to and from most schools in the following school districts: Lowell Joint, East Whittier, Whittier City, and Los Nietos
  • All day program offered on most school holidays
  • Well-trained professional staff
  • Staff is CPR and First-Aid certified
  • Youth membership included (with full-time enrollment)
  • Healthy snacks
  • Homework club
  • Food and Fun Curriculum
  • Arts and crafts
  • Sport activities

If you would like your child to attend one of the many extracurricular activities, we will transport him or her to the class, subject to minimum enrollment, at no extra charge.

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