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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What’s Your Reason To Give?

There are so many reasons to give this holiday season. What’s yours?

Every day at the Y we are inspired by the child learning to swim, the woman running her first mile, the baby taking his first steps, and the senior staying active and social…well into her 90’s. We are heartened by the purpose and potential we see in every member, volunteer, and person that walks through our doors.

We are also inspired by – and grateful – for you. Your support makes all of this is possible.

During this holiday season, we need your help to ensure we can continue transforming lives. Please give today, and together we can make our community a better place for all.

Your gift ensures that as community needs change and evolve, the Y is able to respond.

Movie Night Every Friday at the Y

Movie Night at the Ralphola Taylor Community Center

A great way to promote family bonding time is our weekly Family Movie Night. JOIN US, to watch a variety of newer and classic films, together as a community. All Ages Welcome.

WHEN: October 27 – December 15

TIME: 6:00 pm (Doors open at 5:45pm)

FEES: $10 (one time fee) (8 Weeks – 8 Movies)

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

HOW TO REGISTER: Email the following information – Child: First Name, Last Name & Age to

Popcorn, snacks and drinks will be available for purchase!

The Control is in Your Hands at the Y

Video Game Club

The Video Game Club is a fun and safe environment for youth to connect with like-minded peers and enjoy gaming together. We offer a few different gaming systems to ensure that there is a variety of choices for the youth. JOIN US!

WHEN: October 23 – December 15

TIMES: Monday – Friday 3:30 pm – 8:30 pm

AGES: Ages 5  – 18

FEE: $40 per child (one time fee)

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

HOW TO REGISTER:  Email the following information – Child: First & Last Name and age to



Krafty Kidz Arts & Crafts Club

Arts and Crafts helps to enhance the fine motor skills, hand to eye coordination and building levels of manual dexterity, as well as, identification of shapes, colors, textures, and working with materials. Encouraging and enhancing the natural creativity within the mind is the #1 goal of the Krafty Kidz Club at the Y.

WHEN: October 25 – December 13

TIMES: Wednesdays – 5:30pm – 6:30 pm

AGES: Ages 5 – 14

FEE: $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, and Age to



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, workshop, volunteer service and activities that promote personal growth, social development and leadership skills.

AGES: 9- 17 years old

WHEN: Wednesdays

TIME: 6:00pm – 7:00pm.


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

HOW TO REGISTER: Email the following information – Child: First Name, Last Name & Age to


Access to Technology at the Y

Computer Club

Our Computer Lab is open for youth to have access to technology in a safe environment. Our computers are equipped with high speed internet service, as well as, Microsoft and Adobe software. Our staff will be on hand to assist with projects and open computer use.

DATES: October 23 – December 15

WHEN: Monday – Friday – 3:30pm – 8:30pm

AGES: Ages 5 – 18

FEES: $40 (one-time fee)

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

HOW TO REGISTER: Email the following information – Child: First Name, Last Name & Age to

Strategy Knowledge Conquer

Chess Club

How does a board game relate so closely to real life?

“Life is like a game of Chess. To win you have to make a move. Knowing which move to make comes with insight and knowledge, and by learning the lessons that are accumulated along the way. We become each and every piece within the game called life.” – Allan Rufus, Author.

Our Chess Club helps youth learn to be great at both, life and the board game!

DATES: October 23 – December 11

TIMES: Mondays – 6:30 pm -7:30 pm

AGES: 7 – 17 years old

FEE: $10 per player (one time fee)

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

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

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: BPT Y 2023-24 ELC Brochure

2023-24 CCC YMCA Early Learning Child Care Registration Packet – Fillable and Bridgeport Y 2023 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.

Refer Your Friends to Join the Y!

When a friend you’ve referred joins the Y, we’ll thank you by giving you a FREE membership month.

There’s no limit to how many friends you refer and there’s no limit to how many FREE months you can receive.

Being with friends is always more fun for you and your family.

Take advantage of sharing the Y with your friends today!

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