After-School Care

YMCA Kid's Place

The El Camino YMCA provides on site after-school care at Castro School. It also covers before-school hours as well as minimum days at the school. The YMCA also covers no-school days at several locations in Mountain View.

Detailed infromation about YMCA childcare can be found in the Childcare Program Guide. Contact Saadia Aurakzai, Child Care Program Director, at 650-429-1344 or for further information. The Castro YMCA Childcare Yahoo! group is a resource for parents with children at the Castro YMCA.

Beyond the Bell (BTB)

Beyond the Bell provides an inspiring academic, recreational, and social experience which empowers students to reach their highest potential. The program consists of various components including homework assistance, recreation activities, technology, and enrichment. BTB is a free program offered under the After School Education and Safety (ASES) grant in cooperation with the Mountain View-Whisman School District.

To participate, students must be referred by their teacher(s) and/or principal. For questions, contact Erika Navarro, Beyond the Bell Supervisor, at (650) 526-3500 ext. 1063.