Before and After School Programs

Free or low-cost before and after school programs are available in all of our district schools. Each school has either a STRETCH or DASH program and are both run by the YMCA. CVESD has partnered with 6 crickets organization to provide enrichment activities for our students in the before and after school programs.

For families needing assistance paying for childcare, the YMCA's Childcare Resource Service has been helping parents apply for funding to help pay for childcare services, including day camp. For more information, please see the Web Links and Resources section below.


What is STRETCH? A Safe Time for Recreation and Tutoring of Children, one of several state-funded Expanded Learning Programs (ELP) offered by the YMCA of San Diego County in partnership with the district. This program operates immediately after school until 6 p.m. daily. However, this program does not operate when schools are closed, including intercessions, vacations, and holidays.

DASH Program

DASH (Dynamic After School Hours) is an enrichment and recreational program for children enrolled in TK- 6th grade, funded by ELOP State Funds, and operated by the South Bay Family YMCA. Its purpose is to provide an afterschool enrichment program for students that qualify for the program. DASH also includes a homework component, snacks, and recreation activities. DASH operates every school day for 2.5 hours on regular days and 3.5 hours on minimum days.

Character Builders

The South Bay Family YMCA operates a state licensed before and after School Program on some school campuses called Character Builders. This program operates from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on all school days, including minimum days. This program is funded by parent fees*. The program includes morning fitness components, afterschool snacks, homework, STEAM projects, recreation, and more. This program is ideal for working families but open to all! The South Bay Family YMCA also offers scholarships to qualifying families needing help to pay for programs.

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Web Links and Resources

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