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The Culver-Palms Family YMCA child care program enhances and complements the curriculum presented to your child at school.  Benefits include year-round care, 1:12 staff to child ratio and enrichment instructors with a background in education and child development. Curriculum includes homework time, fun enrichment classes and activities throughout the day and the chance to work with community organizations.

YMCA child care staff is CPR/first aid and water safety certified and fingerprinted to ensure quality and safety for your child.

YMCA staff has also completed training and coursework in child development and early childhood education.

Financial assistance is available for families who, for one reason or another, are unable to afford child care fees.

Please email Christopher Jefferson or call 310-390-3604 ext 7383 for more details.


Fun, Safe & Enriching

The YMCA child care program curriculum consists of seven components:

·        Homework Time/Educational Support

·        Character Development

·        Youth Fitness & Healthy Lifestyles

·        Recreation & Play

·        Family Involvement

·        Community Involvement

·        Enrichment programs: Educational, Recreational and Fine Arts


In addition to these core areas, the YMCA programs also offer children a wide variety of enrichment experiences.  Our programs allow children to explore their interests and desires while building their self-esteem and gaining confidence and pride in their accomplishments.  The three enrichment areas that we focus on are Educational, Recreational and Fine Arts. We believe that these areas allow for the maximum growth and development of all children.


Educational Enrichment

In conjunction with the California State Standards for children, our Educational Enrichment classes build upon skills that children learn during their academic school day. Skills are reinforced through a variety of fun, hands-on classes in an effort to help children gain a better understanding of each concept.


Recreation Enrichment

With the decline of psychomotor programming in schools, Recreation Enrichments are essential in the out-of-school time environment. Our Recreation Enrichments give children the opportunity to learn new sports and sports-related skills while at the same time working on gross motor development, self-esteem and team building.


Fine Arts Enrichment

The fine arts foster students' abilities to develop problem solving skills, flexibility, creativity, cooperative approaches, persistence, and responsibility as well as oral and written language skills. In our Fine Arts Enrichment classes we nurture the artistic abilities of all children.  Whether it be through visual or performing arts, we encourage children to participate in a variety of arts exploration in the hopes that they will find the best way to express themselves.


Program Highlights

·        Quality, trained, caring, qualified leadership

·        Before and After School Care

·        Nutritious snacks daily

·        Youth fitness, games, crafts, drama, singing and special events

·        Homework time provided daily

·        Character Development

·        Family projects

·        Parent evaluations

·        Family Nights and Parent Advisory Council

·        Monthly newsletter to keep you informed


Committed Care

Peace of mind for working parents and year-round services available including summer, spring and winter break care.

Palms Elementary
3520 Motor Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 204-3350


Devon Corlew

Child Care Site Director, Interim

YMCA @ Palms Elementary School