Child Care


Healthy Kids Day!

We’re hosting our annual Healthy Kids Day® on Saturday, April 24, 10am-1pm at YMCA Camp Mountain Laurel, Downes Road in Hamden. We’d like to encourage families to take a moment to help kids be kids.

While the in-person event will feature physically distanced activities and be in accordance with CDC and State and Local Health Department recommendations, the Y aims to provide a carefree morning for children, celebrating what makes a kid, a healthy kid.

The events will feature activities such as games, scavenger hunt, archery, Kids Zumba, family yoga, hikes, story time, healthy eating ideas, arts and crafts, water safety demonstrations and fun competitions to motivate and teach families how to develop and maintain healthy routines at home.

Share in the fun – we are also holding a sock drive to help children in our local shelter. Please bring a pair of new socks to donate!

Preregistration is encouraged.

 


IT’S FOREVER SUMMER AT Y DAY CAMP!

2021 Summer Day Camp

The Hamden/North Haven YMCA believes all kids have great potential and deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve.

And while these are unprecedented times, times that challenge us individually and as a community on many levels, Camp Mountain Laurel day camp provides kids with a safe, healthy, familiar, and fun-filled environment for them to explore, build confidence, develop skills and make lasting friendships and memories, so they can grow as individuals and leaders. For families, day camp offers a peace of mind knowing that your child is in a safe and enriching place.

The health and safety of all Y campers, our team and our volunteers are our first and foremost priority. New safety protocols and sanitization procedures have been adopted to maintain the highest standards. CCCY 2021 Day Camp Safety Plan

We can’t wait to see you at HAMDEN/NORTH HAVEN YMCA CAMP MOUNTAIN  LAUREL! We’ve planned an awesome, activity-packed summer with tons to learn, play and explore. 

Camp Mountain Laurel is located on 2705 Downes Road in Hamden 203-764-1103. Twenty acres of wooded space with an open shelter, outdoor swimming pool, archery station, gaga pit, ropes course, and climbing wall. Dirt paths lead you easily to our Main Building where we have arts & crafts, a summer library for reading, bathrooms, changing rooms and the first aid office. In the morning you can hear the birds chirping and children laughing throughout the camp as the sun begins to peek through the leaves – and you’ll see the tallest trees ever amongst our new larger than life backyard game stations. Come explore nature’s outdoor classroom with us.

To learn more about Summer Camp please review our Hamden North Haven Y 2021 Day Camp Brochure or call the Y.

To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y! Hamden North Haven Y 2021 Day Camp Registration Packet

If your child will require special assistance or medicine while at camp, these forms may also be required: Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization.

If you would like to apply for financial assistance, please fill submit this application: 2021 CCCY Financial Assistance Application Materials

For day-to-day program details, please review our Hamden North Haven Y 2021 Day Camp Parent Handbook

If your child is 14-15 years of age, they may be interested in our Counselor in Training program. In our CIT program, they will receive valuable job interviewing skills, child care training, leadership experience, team building, and problem-solving skills. To apply please fill out the application and contact the Y for an interview. CCC YMCA CIT Application_References 2021-fillable

 


Forever Learning

The Y Offers School Aged Enrichment that Parents Can Feel Good About

During these challenging times when your regular routine seems to change on a daily basis, one thing remains the same: your child needs a safe, enriching place to go when school is not in session plus before and after school day.

While the school year may look different than before, our program continues to be a familiar place where children can be safe, active, learning and engaged during their time out of school.

Through a balanced approach to youth development, the Y’s program will offer activities, mentorship and academic support, helping kids to thrive throughout the school year.

As an organization dedicated to youth development, we are working closely with the Board of Education! We know how important it is for a child to have an enriching place for learning and growth, both in and out of school. And we’re happy to be able to provide that place, allowing your child’s social, emotional, physical and academic journey to continue long. Are also proud to be able to provide you and your family with the services required to remain healthy.

Financial assistance is available to ensure every child and teen has the opportunity to learn and grow at the Y.

For more information, please contact Erin Kelly, Camp and School Age Director at ekelly@cccymca.org and Kathryn Forsyth, Camp and School Age Coordinator at kforsyth@cccymca.org. We would love to answer your questions and update you on our programs for the 2020-2021 school year.

LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

Y LEARNING CENTER

The Y is here to meet your school age child care needs! Our program combines academics with play, and offers a caring and safe environment where kids can achieve, feel a sense of belonging, build friendships and explore new interests.

At our Y Learning Center, kids will have scheduled time for distance learning in quiet spaces equipped with WiFi and with YMCA staff for academic support.  When distanced learning is completed for the day, Y staff will lead the participants in various enrichment activities including STEAM, kids fitness, and fine arts.

BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL

We strive to meet the needs of our families while providing quality experiences for the children in our programs. Where and how children spend their time is vital to their growth and success in life.

FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT 

We help kids reach their potential and thrive in a safe, trustworthy setting. We offer a curriculum that aligns with the school day and supports growth in literacy, science, math, science, engineering, and technology (STEM) while infusing the arts, physical activity, and fun. We teach kids confidence, encourage self-expression and enrich social development. Providing our youth with the support, encouragement and positive role models that they need, will not only increase their ability to succeed in school but in life. For families, we offer peace of mind knowing that your child is in a safe and educational program building new relationships and achieving more.

FOR HEALTHY LIVING

As a leading nonprofit committed to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, supporting their social-emotional, cognitive and physical development. The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA continues to give youth an enriching and safe experience. Our experienced and caring staff and volunteers model the positive core Y values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility that help build character. Our core values are woven throughout our child care program to create a warm, nurturing, home away from home. Your child’s growth, development, and education are important to us, as we do our best to ensure their future is bright.

FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Everyone belongs at the Y. To ensure that all youth have the chance to participate, the Y offers financial assistance to those in need. Please talk with us to learn more. If you’d like to help send a child to child care, you can donate easily on our web site or at our Y. We also participate in the State of CT Care4Kids program.

2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION

To register, please fill out our 2020_2021 CCC YMCA School Aged Child Care Registration Packet Part 1 and Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization forms. Financial aid may be available, to apply please fill out the CCCY Financial Assistance Application_C4K Forms.

2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION

Please review our HNH Y SACC Brochure 2021 2022 and Parent Handbook. And please be aware of our SACC Safety Plan. To register, please fill out our 2021_2022 H NH Y SACC Registration Packet Part 1, 2021 2022 H NH Y SACC Session Registration Form Part 2 and Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization forms. Financial aid may be available, to apply please fill out the CCCY Financial Assistance Application_C4K Forms.


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