Before & After School Child Care

YMCA Character Builders

Click here to visit the YMCA website for registration and more details 

Licensed Child Care
Grades K-6

Mission Valley YMCA offers:

  • Quality, affordable and dependable care
  • Based at child's school
  • Safe, controlled environment
  • Licensed by Child Care Licensing Division of the California Department of Social Services
  • Educational and enriching
  • Arts & crafts
  • Homework time
  • Team-building activities
  • Indoor/outdoor activities
  • Field trips
  • Snack provided

Characters Builders Staff

Licensed by the State of California,YMCA Before - and After -School Child Care is regulated by health, safety andprogram quality standards. Staff must be 18 years old, have completed 12college credits in child care related fields and undergone live scanfingerprint, physical & TB tests, child abuse and criminal recordclearances. Staff are also required to be First Aid and CPR certified.

Character Builders Fees

Fees have been calculated based upon anannualized rate of the total number of program days and divided into 10 equalmonthly payments regardless of the number of school days per month of service.Fees cover all minimum days and parent/teacher conferences.

Full-time is considered 3 or more days per week; Part-time is considered 2 orless days per week.

Registration fee: $50 per child.

Character Builders Pricing Options

Before SchoolOnly:

  • FullTime (3+ days a week) $181 a month

  • PartTime (1-2 days a week) $125 a month

After SchoolOnly:

  • FullTime (3+days a week) $278 a month

  • PartTime (1-2 days a week) $201 a month

Before & AfterSchool:

  • FullTime (3+ days a week) $459 a month

  • PartTime (1-2 days a week) $326 a month

Wednesday Minimum Day Only

  • $141 a month

*Note: How the monthly pricing is determined is by taking the number ofdays school is in session and dividing that by the number of months school isin session. This is so the pricing does not fluctuate month tomonth.

Alternative Payments

There are 3 major agencies that we work withthat provide alternative payment options for families. They are as follows:

  1. YMCA Childcare Resource Service - 619-521-3055

  2. Child Development Associates - (San DiegoOffice) 619-574-6287; (Main Office South County) 619-427-4411

  3. Health and Human Services (County of San Diego)

Families have to receive approval fromthese agencies in order to have their child care paid for. This process cantake some time, usually a month or two. Also, the agencies may not pay the fullcost of the program and the families may have a "family fee" which isconsidered a co-payment.

Another option is our own FinancialAssistance program through the Mission Valley YMCA.

Click here to access this school year's Character Builders Registration Form.

Click here for Financial Assistance Forms.

Contact Information

  • Janel Sanders: Longfellow CharacterBuilders Supervisor; (e) [email protected] (p) 619 666 1284

  • Tanya Ridaura: TK LongfellowCharacter Builders Supervisor; (e) [email protected] (p) 619 666 1284

  • Karin Cabalo: Character BuildersProgram Coordinator; (e) [email protected] (p) 619 666 2105

  • Patrice Parker: Character BuildersProgram Director; (e) [email protected] (p) 619 298 3576 x11255

  • Chelsea Simon: Character BuildersProgram Administrator; (e) [email protected] (p) 619 298 3576 x11234

Longfellow School
5055 July Street
Lic.# 376600371
Tel: (619) 666-1284

Longfellow Students
Grades K-8
Wednesday (half-day)

6:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
12:50 p.m. - 6 p.m.

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