Bridgeport Y



In Bridgeport, the YMCA has provided programming since 1884 and youth services since 1929. We offer the greater Bridgeport community access to affordable child care, youth and teen programs, summer camp, youth swim lessons and safety around water programming. Learn more about the Bridgeport YMCA and how you can become a youth member.


Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 7:30 am-5:30 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am-4:30 pm

Address & Phone:

850 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
P 203 334 5551
F 203 334 2847
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Win Cash to Build Your Holiday Stash

Cash Bingo Fundraiser

It’s the time of year that everyone could use some extra cash. You’re invited to our BINGO Fundraiser to help raise funds for the Ralphola Taylor Community Center. This event will not only benefit the RTCC and the youth that we serve, but it will put cash back into the pockets of our families & supporters. So, JOIN US and win a cash prize if you’re first to scream BINGO!

WHEN: Saturday, December 3, 2022
TIMES: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
AGES: All Ages Welcome
FEES: $5 entry (cards sold each game)
WHERE: Ralphola Taylor Community Center 790 Central Ave. Bridgeport, CT 06607

Food, snacks, and drinks will be sold. Any questions or concerns, contact:

Give To The Y Today

Our will to serve is endless!

Whenever we see a need in our community, the Y stands ready to help with open arms and caring hearts. Thanks to the unwavering support of our donors, volunteers and members, the Y has always been able to adapt and respond to the ever-changing needs of our community.

This year, we are proud to share that together, we have taught children to swim, housed the homeless, provided food to those in need, offered wellness programs for all ages, supported older adults and provided scholarships to many so they could participate at the Y.

Now, as we approach the holiday season, we’re asking for your help. so that we can continue to support our neighbors and strengthen our community. No matter what challenges the future may bring, we will continue to work together.

Give to Y! Please make a donation by clicking here and choosing the Branch or Annual Campaign scholarship program closest to your heart. Make a donation to help create a stronger community for all.

Love, Kindness, and Gratitude

The “More than Just Words” Workshop

The importance of sharing Love, Gratitude, and Kindness to our family and friends and the impact it can have on our physical and mental health at any age, is more important now than ever before. This interactive & fun “Gratitude Jar” Workshop session is packed with ways to show love, kindness, and gratitude, and count our everyday blessings, JOIN US.

WHEN: Thursday, December 1, 2022

TIME: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

WHERE: Ralphola Taylor Community Center 790 Central Ave. Bridgeport, CT. 06607

AGES: All ages welcome


REGISTRATION: Email the following information to Parent: First & Last Name, Phone. Email and Each Child: First & Last Name, age information. Please Register in Advance to Secure Your Gratitude Jar!


The G.R.E.A.T Youth Movement

A group mentoring experience that is designed to engage the youth in caring for and helping to uplift their community. We work to enhance the character within our group members through team building, trainings, workshops, volunteer service and activities that promote personal growth, social development and leadership skills.

WHEN: Mondays 7:00pm – 8:00pm
AGES: Ages 13 – 18

WHERE: Ralphola Taylor Community Center 790 Central Ave. Bridgeport, CT. 06607

HOW TO REGISTER: Email the following information (Child: First & Last Name, age, school and Parent: First & Last Name, Phone). Email information to

You are Your Only Limit

The Peer-to-Peer “S.T.E.M” Club

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math are referred to as S.T.E.M. Our interactive S.T.E.M solutions will increase student engagement and create a positive learning environment. S.T.E.M education for children fosters the creation of problem solvers, innovators, and inventors, it is experiential education that is relevant to our daily lives and will determine how our planet develops and changes in the future. This is a PEER-to-PEER club that encourages group learning instead of classroom instruction.

WHEN: November 3 – December 15
TIMES: Thursdays – 6:00pm – 7:30pm
AGES: Ages 7 – 15
FEES: $10 (one-time fee)

WHERE: Ralphola Taylor Community Center 790 Central Ave. Bridgeport, CT. 06607

HOW TO REGISTER: Email the following information (Child: First & Last Name, age, school
and Parent: First & Last Name, Phone). Email information to:


At the YMCA we believe that when people experience all that our Y has to offer, they will be drawn into supportive, healthier relationships with one another and their community.

YMCA360 is an on-demand video platform for our Y community. YMCA360 offers 1000+ group exercise classes, youth sports training, well-being classes and more to serve you wherever you are. Whether you are at home or on the road, take the Y with you along with your favorite classes, instructors and more. Watch this brief introduction! 

These programs are free to all full-facility members of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCAs.

From your desktop, laptop, tablet, smart TV or mobile device, YMCA360 is available wherever you are with an internet connection. Instructions for access:

  • Please visit
  • Click the login button
  • Enter your email address, click continue
  • Enter your zip code, click continue
  • Click your YMCA
  • You will receive a 6 digit email code, via email
  • Enter this code, click continue
  • You will be let in!

Please reach out to the Y with questions or check our YMCA360 FAQs for CCCY Members. If you have a recommendation for a new program, please let us know.

Learn Together, Play Together

Bridgeport Y School Readiness Programs

Serving Bridgeport children ages 3 & 4 years

At the Bridgeport Y, kids try new things, build their confidence, make new friends and smile every day. Affordable tuition. Care 4 Kids accepted.

Openings Available. Enroll your child today!

YMCA Kolbe Education Center, 401 Kossuth Street, Bridgeport, CT 06608 203 332 6447

YMCA PALS V, 850 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 203 334 5551                 

Child Care, School Readiness and Preschool

AGES: 8 weeks – 5 years

Child care programs help youngsters gain self-confidence and social skills while developing positive attitudes about school and learning. Our programs are NAEYC accredited and allow parents to go to work with peace of mind knowing that their children are being cared for in a safe, structured and fun environment.  We are committed to providing a safe, loving environment for your child and aspire to meet his/her needs while promoting physical, social, emotional and cognitive development.

Our programs develop weekly curriculum with age-appropriate activities and indoor and outdoor learning experiences. Our program at the Kolbe Education Center participates in the CACFP Food Program to ensure that all children receive healthy meals and snacks throughout the day.

Check out our brochure for lots of details: Bridgeport YMCA-Kolbe 2022 ELC Brochure

2022-2023 Bridgeport YMCA Early Learning Center Registration Packet  CCCY 2021-22 ELC Parent Handbook

Kolbe Education Center, 401 Kossuth Street 203 332-6447 (Ages 8 weeks – 5 years)
Bridgeport YMCA, 850 Park Avenue – 203 334-5551 (Ages 3-5 years)

WHEN: Monday – Friday

TIME: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

FEE: Fees are based on a sliding fee scale. CCCY-Financial-Assistance-Application-Materials

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 this website. You can look at the site to find out how the program works, who is eligible, and more.