YMCA Youth Development

At the Y, we believe that values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. Our child care programs implement five key youth development practices; promote a sense of safety, encourage relationship building, foster meaningful youth participation, provide opportunities for community involvement and create challenges and engage learning experiences that help youth build skills.

Our staff is highly trained to carry through these five key principles in our programs offering a rich environment so children can explore and develop their interests and talents. We invest in the health and wellbeing of each child by providing healthy snacks and promoting physical activity. We support HEPA standards (Healthy Eating Physical Activity) by offering enrichment experiences for youth to gain knowledge/understanding of healthy food choices, so they experience a healthy mind and body.

Before & After School Child Care Locations

Brookside (grades TK–5)

(License #213006147)
Site Coordinator: Wayne Everbeck
116 Butterfield Rd., San Anselmo • Hours: M–F, 7:00–8:35 a.m. & 2:00–6:30 p.m.
 415-460-1050 •  weverbeck@ymcasf.org

Hamilton (grades TK–5)

(License #214005277)
Site Coordinator: Nana Sosa
5530 Nave Dr, Novato • Hours: M–F, 7:00–8:35 a.m. & 2:00–6:30 p.m.
415-382-1910 •  Lsosa@ymcasf.org

Hidden Valley (grades K–5)

(License #214005103)
Site Coordinator: Wayne Everbeck
46 Green Valley Ct., San Anselmo • Hours: M–F, 7:00–8:35 a.m. & 12:30–6:30 p.m.
415-457-4465 •  weverbeck@ymcasf.org

Loma Verde (grades TK–5)

(License #210108649)
Site Coordinator: Nana Sosa
399 Alameda De La Loma, Novato • Hours: M–F, 7:00–9:00 a.m. & 1:00–6:30 p.m.
415-883-2663 • lsosa@ymcasf.org

Manor (grades K–5)

(License #213000337)
Site Coordinator: Kate Riddle
150 Oak Manor Dr., Fairfax • Hours: M–F, 7:00–8:35 a.m. & 2:00–6:30 p.m.
415-456-5349 - KRiddle@ymcasf.org

Pleasant Valley (grades TK–5)

(License #214005036)
Site Coordinator: Minnie Jo
755 Sutro Ave., Novato • Hours: M–F, 7:00–9:00 a.m. & 1:00–6:30 p.m.
415-892-7476 • mjoe@ymcasf.org

Rancho (grades TK–5)

(License #210110154)
Site Coordinator: Alondra Mederos
1430 Johnson St., Novato • Hours: M–F, 7:00-9:00 a.m. 1:00–6:30 p.m.
415-898-6061 • amederos@ymcasf.org

San Ramon (grades TK–5)

(License #210110153)
Site Director: Diana DeMarchi
45 San Ramon, Novato • Hours: M–F, 7:00–9:00 a.m. & 1:00–6:30 p.m.
415-892-4849 • dde_marchi@ymcasf.org

Sun Valley (grades K–5)

(License #214005429)
Site Coordinator: Talei Waqa
75 Happy Ln., San Rafael • Hours: M–F, 1:00–6:30 p.m.
415-686-9071 •  twaqa@ymcasf.org

Wade Thomas (grades K–5)

(License #214005429)
Site Coordinator: Kate Riddle
150 Ross Avenue, San Anselmo • Hours: M–F, 7:00–9:00 a.m. & 1:30–6:30 p.m.
628-336-0062 • KRiddle@ymcasf.org

Holiday Breaks

The Y provides enrichment programs during teacher in-service days, staff development and school closure days and will feature a variety of popular activities, guest visitors and local field trips.  Holiday Camps are theme-based and designed to add growth and learning opportunities for your child. Check out our other offered at various locations during school breaks.


Preschool • Early Learning

Marin YMCA and Novato Unified School District are proud to team up to offer a new preschool opportunity at three schools within NUSD! The YMCA brings to our partnership years of outstanding experience in providing a supportive, nurturing environment that enriches the development of the whole child and provides a strong foundation for the entire family.

  • Loma Verde Elementary
  • Lu Sutton Elementary



Now seeking awesome, fun leaders to join our Youth Development Team!


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Torrey Kelly

Torrey is passionate about her role as Director of Youth Development.  Torrey loves serving the community she grew up in by providing safe and enriching programs for youth to grow, play, and learn!