NAEYC Accredited Preschool Program
AGES: 3-4 years
At the Y, we offer a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn and grow. The Y supports their social-emotional, cognitive and physical development. When you know your child is well cared for, you and your family have the opportunity to focus at work, plan healthy meals, enjoy family activities and establish a routine. Please take a look at our Stratford Y 2022 ELC Brochure
Our program is state licensed with the Office of Early Childhood (OEC) and is NAEYC accredited.
All kids have great potential. At the Y, we help set them on a path to lifelong learning. We use the CT Preschool Curriculum and Assessment Framework offering a wide variety of opportunities for each child to explore and learn in a safe and nurturing environment designed to meet each child’s individual need.
Safety is our first priority. All Central Connecticut Coast YMCA child care programs are following all the guidelines set by the CDC, CT Office of Early Childhood (OEC), Y-USA, and other sources to ensure our policies and procedures are aligned to keep our children, staff and volunteers healthy and safe.
- Center-based learning
- Indoor/outdoor movement
- Arts and crafts
- Field trips
- Music and movement
- Circle time with Preschool learning and Kindergarten readiness
Multiple child discounts are available. Family Registration Fee: $50 non-refundable. This annual fee is due at time of registration. Tuition is based on 12 equal payments due monthly.
To be enrolled, children must be fully toilet trained and three years of age by December 31. If your child is 32 – 36 months old and fully toilet trained, please contact our Director to discuss enrolling your child.
A $50 non-refundable Family Registration Fee is due at the time of registration.
Care 4 Kids helps low to moderate-income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. This program is sponsored by the State of Connecticut’s Department of Social Services (also called DSS). To learn more about Care 4 Kids, take a look at their website. You can look at the site to find out how the program works, who is eligible, and more. http://www.ctcare4kids.com/