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The New Haven YMCA Youth Center provides child care, recreation and learning opportunities for youth from age 3 to 23. We offer a full day NAEYC accredited preschool program for 3 and 4-year-olds; an afterschool care program for children between 5-12; and for our older youth, we offer a walk-in program for recreation, open basketball, and support.

Learn more about the New Haven YMCA Youth Center and how to participate.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 7:30 am–6:00 pm

Address & Phone:

50 Howe Street
New Haven, CT 06511
P 203 776 9622
F 203 787 0804
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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.


Eat Smart Be Active Together

Nutrition Education Program

Join us for our Family Nutrition Education Program. The program will be a six part, monthly series, beginning in November and running through April 2023.

The Eating Smart-Being Active Workshop curriculum will center around hands-on activities to reinforce learning and apply new skills, including food preparation, food tasting, and physical activity. This program is open to all families, free of charge.

WHEN: November 16, December 21, January 18, February 15, March 15, April 19

TIME: 4:30-5:30pm

REGISTRATION: Register at the front desk at the New Haven YMCA Youth Center or by emailing Aishah abrice@cccymca.org


Summer Day Camp

WELCOME TO SUMMER DAY CAMP!

The YMCA believes all kids have great potential and deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. At YMCA day camp kids and teens can develop skills, self-confidence, new friendships and a sense of belonging – all while having tons of fun.

In order to have fun and thrive, kids of all ages need to feel both physically and emotionally safe. When you drop your child off at a camp, you can rest assured that their total well-being will be supported. Safety is always our number one priority! We keep kids healthy and safe while providing enriching experiences. As a leading nonprofit committed to nurturing the potential of youth, the Y has been a leader in providing summer camp for over 130 years. Our experienced and caring staff and volunteers model the positive core Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility that help build character.

Learn More: 2023 YMCA Camp Mountain Laurel Day Brochure 2023 YMCA Camp Mountain Laurel Parent Handbook

Registration Forms: 2023 YMCA Camp Mountain Laurel 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

Financial assistance is available for families who need it to ensure that all kids in our community can have enriching summer experiences. These forms are required to apply: 2023 Summer CCCY Financial Assistance Application Materials

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 2023-fillable

Our camp programs fill up fast, so make plans to reserve your spot! Registration opens on March 1, 2023.


TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Food Drive

Community fridges are especially critical in neighborhoods where traditional forms of food assistance are difficult to access. For instance, individuals without cars are often unable to reach food bank locations.  The goal is to reduce food insecurity by providing free, direct access to nutritious food made possible through community donations.

During the month of November, we will be hosting a food drive to help stock the community fridge. Some suggestions are fresh produce, prepared meals, bottles of water, milk, frozen foods, bakery items, eggs, bread, grab and go snacks, cereal and more!

WHERE: New Haven YMCA Youth Center, 50 Howe Street, New Haven

Donations of items can be made Monday- Friday, 7:30am-5:30pm at the New Haven YMCA Youth Center


Take What You Need, Give What You Can

Dwight Community Fridge

Together, we’re dedicated to strengthening the community by giving back and supporting our neighbors.  The Dwight Community Fridge is located at the New Haven YMCA Youth Center, located at 50 Howe Street in New Haven.  It is designed as a “take what you need, leave what you can” program.  The community fridge project happily accepts donations of prepackaged, prepared meals, fresh produce, dairy, non-perishables, snacks, and more.  It is available to the community daily based on the schedule below.

Community fridges act as a grassroots response to the food insecurity crisis. They are especially critical in neighborhoods where traditional forms of food assistance are difficult to access. For instance, individuals without cars are often unable to reach food bank locations.  The goal is to reduce food insecurity by providing free, direct access to nutritious food made possible through community partnerships, local food stores and restaurants, along with Yale University students and farms.  On any given day, the fridge is full with items including fresh produce, prepared meals, bottles of water, milk, frozen foods, bakery items, eggs, bread, grab and go snacks, cereal and more! Food is provided by community members, restaurants, local chefs, urban farmers, grocers and food pantries.

When: Monday-Friday, 7:30am-8:00pm / Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am-7:00pm

Where: New Haven YMCA Youth Center, 50 Howe Street, New Haven

How: Donation of items can be made Monday- Friday, 7:30am-5:30pm at the New Haven YMCA Youth Center


Fall 11 Program Guide

Find Your Connection. Find Your Y

The YMCA connects people to a great sense of purpose and to each other to make our community stronger.

Learn more about our Programs for adults, children and families. Please browse our Fall 11 Program Guide: NHYYC Fall 2022 Program Guide

FALL 11 SESSION – October 24-December 18

PROGRAM REGISTRATION DATES – Facility Member: October 3 / Program Participant: October 10


YMCA360 ON-DEMAND AND LIVE

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 ymca360.org
  • 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.


After School Child Care

YOUR KIDS WILL MAKE NEW FRIENDS AND HAVE TONS OF FUN AS THEY EXPLORE NEW ADVENTURES EACH DAY

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. Once homework is complete and snacks finished, Y staff will lead the participants in various enrichment activities including STEAM, kids fitness and fine arts.

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.

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.

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.

2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION

Please review our SACC Brochure and Parent Handbook. Please fill out our 2022_2023 CCCY SACC Registration Packet Fillable and if necessary an Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization form. Financial aid may be available, to apply please fill out the CCCY Financial Assistance Application_C4K Forms.


FUN WITH FRIENDS

Walk-in ProgramBasketball with the Y logo on it

At the New Haven YMCA Youth Center Walk-in program kids build self-esteem, values and leadership skills.

Our Walk-in Program provides a safe environment where teens can focus on developing confidence and character with trained professionals guiding them. Participants will be able to take part in open gym basketball, open swim and have access to computers for homework support on scheduled days.

Open Gym

When: Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays
Time: 4:15pm-7:15pm

Open swim

When: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 5:30pm-6:45pm


Learn Grow Thrive

Early Learning Preschool Program

Our child care programs allow parents to answer the inevitable questions: Where can my child be safe and learn what they need to know to be prepared for school, and for life? The New Haven YMCA Youth Center provides a full day NAEYC accredited Preschool program for 3-5 year-olds all year. We are proud to be helping youngsters gain self-confidence and social skills while developing positive attitudes about school and learning! Please take a look at our brochure: NHYYC 2022 ELC Brochure

All the forms and information you’ll need is right here. Click on any item from the listing below to get started!

Preschool Forms:

2022-23 CCCY Early Learning Center Registration Packet

NHYYC-Early-Learning-Parent-Handbook

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).


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