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Welcome to Tijeras Creek YMCA!

Afterschool Programs

Kindergarten Plus Program at the Tijeras Creek YMCA

Expand Your Kindergartener’s Learning Opportunities

Are you looking for a safe, fun-filled program that would extend your Kindergartener’s day of learning? If so, then the YMCA is the place for you! Kindergarten Plus is a structured, academic enrichment program that reinforces concepts taught in your child’s kindergarten classroom based on State and District standards. Our Kindergarten Plus program is designed based upon the individual needs of the children, and encourages them to explore their talents, interests, and abilities in a safe and supportive setting!

The Kindergarten Plus core components include:

  • Language Arts & Literacy
  • Science/Technology
  • Mathematics/Manipulative Activities
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Character Development
  • Spanish once a week

Available for Transitional Kindergarten students and Kindergarten students (early bird and late bird), schedule varies for each.

Afterschool Care at the Tijeras Creek YMCA

Are you looking for a safe, fun-filled environment for your child after school? If so, then the YMCA is the place for you! Through the Y’s Afterschool program, your child will get to experience the curriculum through a variety of subject areas, hands-on activities, clubs, service learning, and enrichment centers. Our program is designed based upon the individual needs of the children, and encourages them to explore their talents, interests, and abilities in a safe and supportive setting! The core components of the program include:

  • Homework Support
  • Sports & Outdoor Activities
  • Character Development & Service Learning
  • Fitness & Nutrition
  • Art & Culture
  • Science & Technology
  • K.I.C.C. (Kids in Charge of their Community)
  • Weekly clubs including Meteorology, Dance, Cooking, Sports, Art, Recycling, and more!
Enrollment: 4 Easy Steps to Register!
  1. Complete the Contact Us form here.
  2. Your designated school’s Site Director will contact you to answer your questions.
  3. Download and Complete the New Student Registration Packet 
  4. Select your start day! Begin your Y adventure!
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

We understand the challenges of life and believe that the ability to pay should not limit you from providing the best possible care for your children. The YMCA offers financial assistance to those who qualify.  Learn more about the options and how they may help you.

HOW TO APPLY:

  1. Complete the application 
  2. Attach all supporting financial information:
    • 3 most recent pay stubs for each household member who is currently employed
    • Unemployment statements for each household member over 18 who is currently receiving benefits
    • Child support or Alimony for each household member over 18 as applicable
    • SSI or Disability Statements for each household member over 18 who is currently receiving benefits
  3. Submit completed form and supporting documentation to

    Tim Fratt: Director or call at: (P) 949-635-9622 (e)

Meet our Staff

All of our caring staff are here to serve the children and their families. They are first aid/CPR certified,and are dedicated to making sure all of the children are learning and having fun in a safe environment.

  • Oana Elias: Director
  • Khristi Reed: K Plus Teacher
  • Troy Mars: Teacher
  • Floree Mcfadden: Teacher
  • Cathie Sherman: Teacher
  • Ashely Adams: Assistant
  • Bryan Newell: Assistant
  • Natalie Eckes: Sub
Location

Tijeras Creek YMCA is located on the school campus in portables H4 and H6 next to the blacktop. We are open from 6:45 am to 6 pm.

For more information about Tijeras Creek YMCA afterschool programs please contact the director Tim Fratt:

(P) 949-635-9622 (e)

Tijeras Creek YMCA
23072 Avenida Empresa
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

Located in the portables (H6) on the blacktop.