STEAM!

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, Arts and MATH (STEAM) Children can be challenged so they are critical thinkers, make predictions and become inventors. Try some of these activities at home. How about making a healthy snack? Alpha Community Services Y, Katie Weldy and Gabriela Vera –  Making Healthy Trail Mix Safety first! Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA, Meinel Brothers – […]

Coping Ideas for Families

If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed due to homeschooling and the lack of resources, please watch this segment created by undergraduate Fairfield University social work students, created as part of their internship with the Alpha Community Services YMCA. Families have spent a lot more time at home with their children. Many challenges have arisen such […]

Arts & Crafts

Every child needs to feel creative. It’s not just Arts and Crafts, it’s building connections, boosting self-esteem, encouraging self-expression and enhancing decision-making skills. We all need more of that! Soundview Family YMCA, Lynn Wheeler – Origami Balloon Soundview Family YMCA, Lynn Wheeler – Origami Glider Soundview Family YMCA, Lynn Wheeler – Origami Boat Soundview Family YMCA, Lynn Wheeler […]

Fitness

Children need to get their exercise and their jitters out Being cooped up in the house, doing their school work…they need to burn off some energy! ABC Planks,Woodruff Family YMCA, Jennifer Fleisher, Health & Wellness Director Who Says Exercise Can’t Be Educational? Try our Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Family ABC WorkoutChallenge Knowing how to be safe […]

Storytime

Who doesn’t love to hear story! Especially one read by a YMCA Teacher Fairfield YMCA, Melissa Spiro – Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Bridgeport YMCA, Anne Raucci – What Time Is It Mr. Crocodile?  Woodruff Family YMCA, Nicole Servas –The Legend of Jelly Bean and the Unbreakable Egg Woodruff Family YMCA, Nicole Servas – Spring […]

Sing-a-long!

It’s music to our ears from some of our favorite YMCA teachers Woodruff Family YMCA, Sue Buglione – Itsy Bitsy Spider Woodruff Family YMCA, Sue Buglione – Fish Alive Song Woodruff Family YMCA, Sue Buglione – Five Little Monkeys

Fun With Friends

Y Leaders Club Calling all Milford and Valley teenagers!  Virtual Meetings on Wednesdays at 6:150pm on Zoom. Leaders Club provides high school students with extensive leadership training, offering opportunities for service to the YMCA and the community. Leaders Club also serves as a recruiting program for future Y professionals! We are here to develop leaders, […]