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YMCA Character Builder Licensed Childcare

Breakfast/Lunch Program

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YMCA Character Builder Licensed Childcare at Muraoka

Muraoka Elementary will have an onsite YMCA licensed childcare location. No transportation is needed since the program is located on our school site. Hours of operation will be from 6:00am to 6:30pm, Monday - Friday. The program provides a fun and safe environment. All YMCA staff are fully qualified and licensed by the Community Care Licensing and through the YMCA of San Diego County.

2017-2018 Character Builder Licensed Childcare_rates UPDATED.pdf


Breakfast & Lunch Program

The Chula Vista Elementary School District takes part in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. Meals are served every school day. Students, including Kindergartners, may buy breakfast for $1.00 and lunch for $2.50. Eligible students may receive meals free of charge.

Students may not be on campus before 7:45 a.m., as there is no campus supervision before that time. Students should not arrive at school until 8:00am unless they are eating breakfast at school. Breakfast is served and supervised from 7:45-8:15am each morning. All students at are to SIT AT THE TABLES until dismissed by the breakfast supervisor at 8:15. Students will then line up at their classroom numbers on the playground. Students are to stand or sit IN LINE. They are encouraged to read books until their teachers meet them in line at the 8:15 a.m. bell.

Breakfast and Lunch menu

The cafeteria is open on all school days, including minimum days. Each student is issued a meal card that will be debited each time the child eats breakfast or lunch. Students who use their cards will receive lunch, even if their lunch accounts have a negative balance and parents are responsible for the cost. Prepayments for at least 5 meals are encouraged. Payments may be made in the cafeteria, in the school office, or online (see below in Online Services). Checks should be made payable to Cafeteria account, CVESD. Parents and family members are welcome to come and buy lunch to share a special day with your child.

Any questions or comments about the program please call Child Nutrition Services, Monday - Friday, from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM at 425-9600, extension 1400.

Apply for the Free / Reduced Meal Program - Applications for this program are available in the school office or by clicking here.

  • Families must reapply for the Free/Reduced Meal Program each year. If you do not reapply, your child will revert to full pay status and will be charged for all meals eaten since the first day of school
  • New families who apply must pay for all meals eaten until approval is received
  • If you have any questions regarding whether or not your application has been approved, please call Child Nutrition Services: (619) 425-9600, ext. 1400

Online Services Available

All District parents may now conveniently make payments using a credit card by accessing the SchoolCafé ( and creating an account. You will need your child's 6 digit district student number which you can find by looking on your child's report card, or by calling the school office. Online services available include:

  • View your child's up-to-date cafeteria account balances & purchase activity
  • Make payments on-line anytime, anywhere
  • Manage your child's cafeteria expenses
  • Set up hassle-free automatic monthly payments to replenish your child's cafeteria account
  • View & print payment history
  • Highly secure on-line transactions