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Before & After School Care

For children in Kindergarten – 8th Grade
Monday-Friday • 7am-6:30pm

The Burbank Community YMCA Child Development Center provides a loving, stimulating environment where children discover, explore, experiment and grow at their own pace. Our before and after school program provides enrichment care for school age children in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. Transportation is provided to and from nearby schools.

Our before and after school care program places strong emphasis on developmentally appropriate practices. We provide homework support, healthy snacks, arts and humanities, outdoor games, sports, science and special interest clubs such as theater, music and cooking. There are also optional extra-curricular activities offered at the main YMCA facility including gymnastics, basketball, dancing and swimming.

We relate to the child as a whole person giving equal importance to emotional, social, physical and cognitive development. Children often initiate their own learning and are encouraged to actively explore their environment through hands on, open ended learning activities that focus on creative problem solving, decision making and independence. Teachers facilitate learning by providing stimulating indoor and outdoor environments. Tuition includes care on most days that Burbank schools are closed as well as Winter Camp and Spring Camp.

Our child to teacher ratio is 10:1.

License#: 198010530

Healthy Eating And Physical Activity Standards

All meals and snacks align with our Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) standards, in accordance with the National Afterschool Association guidelines.

HEPA at a Glance

  • Water is the primary beverage
  • Only whole grain and whole foods provided
  • Meals cooked and prepared onsite
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables delivered weekly local CA farmers
  • All meals served family style
  • Vegetarian options provided
  • Screen time & digital device limitations
  • Opportunity for physical activity appropriate for age

The also CDC utilizes the YMCA Food & Fun Curriculum to help teach children about making good nutritional choices as well as provide hands-on opportunities in the classroom to prepare and eat healthy foods.

Fees, Deposits And Registration Packets

All programs require an annual $125 enrollment fee per child due upon registration.

Download CDC Info Sheet

Download Registration Packet

Calendar, Handbook & Monthly Menus

Financial Assistance

The YMCA provides membership services for any person or family, who desires to participate regardless of the ability to pay the standard program fee. Those that may be unable to pay the full fee may be awarded assistance based on their demonstrated ability to pay and the YMCA's ability to provide funding. Due to the demand for financial assistance, the YMCA must follow the eligibility guidelines. The YMCA reserves the right to adjust assistance as needed during any given calendar year. Notice will be provided in writing to our members when adjustments will be made. All rules and policies including but not limited to the Code of Conduct must be adhered to at all times while in the YMCA facilities or at YMCA sponsored events. Any violations may result in disqualification of assistance. Approval of Financial Assistance will not extend to programs outside of the CDC.


  1. Eligibility will be granted on the basis of financial need. Eligibility does not guarantee a financial assistance award. Financial Assistance awards are made to eligible participants based on the Y's available resources.
  2. Applicants will be required to pay a portion of the fees in addition to the assistance provided.
  3. Financial Assistance is awarded at the beginning of the school year (August) or prior to Summer Camp registration dates as stated in camp brochure. (If a child leaves the program, assistance will then be given to another qualifying applicant.)
  4. All past due balances must be paid to the satisfaction of the YMCA to be eligible for new or continuing Financial Assistance.

How to Apply

  1. Applications are available through the CDC during normal business hours. All records will be kept confidential.
  2. Applicants must fill out the Financial Assistance Application completely to be considered for financial assistance. Applicants are required to provide verification of household income. (The YMCA requires two current consecutive payroll stubs and the most current federal tax returns).
  3. If any member of the household is currently unemployed for any reason, including disability, documentation of unemployment is required.
  4. All sources of household income should be reported (this includes alimony, court ordered and non-court ordered child support, disability, worker's compensation, and any other government assistance). Documentation is required.
  5. The applicants will not be registered for programs until they satisfy their portion of the specified program fees.

Selection Process

  1. The assistance will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis, subject to available resources.
  2. Financial Assistance application will not be reviewed until all required documentation has been received by the YMCA.
  3. Eligibility of financial assistance will be determined by the Financial Aid criteria, based on a thorough review of the application and all supporting documentation.
  4. Assistance will be granted to the extent that funds are available.
  5. The YMCA reserves the right to deny or end assistance to any applicant at any time.

Download Financial Assistance Packet