Valley YMCA Opens New Location at the Holy Rosary Church

Date: February 26, 2021

Leaders of the Valley YMCA, a branch of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA, have announced that they’ve opened a new school age child care location at the Holy Rosary Church, 10 Father Salemi Drive in Ansonia CT.

The new Valley Y location will serve youth and families providing school age child care and youth programming as part of the Y’s core mission to promote youth development to all. The agreement includes the leasing of 4,500 square feet of space including four classrooms and outdoor grassy areas which will allow the Y the flexibility to provide many more programs and day camp. YMCA child care will be licensed by the State of CT Office of Early Childhood.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for the Y to serve our community,” said Valley Y Board of Managers Chairman, Howard Olderman. “Our families depend on YMCA child care programs to provide quality experiences for our children. It’s important for their growth, and families can have a peace of mind while at work, knowing that their children are being supervised in a safe, friendly environment.”

“We are happy to welcome the Valley Y onto our campus as part of our parish mission to serve the wider community,” shared Holy Rosary Church Pastor Fr. Jeffrey Gubbiotti. “Affordable and safe child care is such a big need for families and the YMCA has a long history of offering this valuable service here in the Valley.”

“The Valley YMCA has served the Valley community for many years,” said Josh Royce, Valley Y District Executive Director. “As an organization dedicated to youth development, we know how important it is that our children have a safe and enriching environment for learning, both in and out of school. We are pleased to be able to provide this space to the children in our community, allowing their invaluable social, emotional, physical and academic growth to continue.” “Financial assistance is available to ensure every child and teen has the opportunity to participate,” Royce added.

The Valley Y, also, operates a NAEYCA accredited, state-licensed, early learning center at 32 Howard Avenue in Ansonia. This facility provides a safe and loving environment for children 8 weeks to 5 years old.

The Valley Y is a member of the Valley United Way and a benefactor of the Valley Community Foundation.