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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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YMCA After School Program celebrates Lights on Afterschool

We are so proud to join communities all across America celebrating Lights On Afterschool on October 20! Help us shine a light on the impact afterschool programs are making in supporting students and families.

Join us and let’s celebrate the amazing work that your children do at the YMCA after school program! This is open to all our School Aged Child Care students and their families! See your child’s art work, participate in STEAM activities, and meet the staff! We look forward to seeing you there!

WHEN: October 20

TIME: 6-7:30 pm

Please let us know if we should expect you and your families by registering for this event on-line. For more information, please contact Aishah Brice abrice@cccymca.org.


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.

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


ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL & TRUNK OR TREAT

Join us on Saturday, October 22 at Camp Mountain Laurel for our annual Fall Festival!  There will be a variety of activities throughout the day for families to take part in with Y staff.  Fall crafts, sports, hiking, and Kids Zumba are just some of the exciting events that will be taking place on this day.

The Fall Festival will culminate with the Trunk or Treat event!  Families are welcome to decorate their trunks and dress up in their favorite costumes.  We request that all treats be nut-free and individually wrapped to maintain healthy and safety standards. If you would like to participate in Trunk Or Treat by decorating your trunk and passing out individually wrapped candy. Please sign up no later than Tuesday. October 18, 2022.

WHEN:   Saturday, October 22 (Rain date, October 29)

TIME:  2:00-5:00pm

WHERE:  Camp Mountain Laurel, 2705 Downes Road, Hamden

REGISTER: Online registration or Call 203 535 2569 or email Melissa Depino E: mdepino@cccymca.org


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


An Apple A Day, the Y Way!

FALL WELLNESS CHALLENGE

Pick an apple from our Apple Tree!

Complete the wellness activity.

Or choose one that you’ve already accomplished!

Write your name on the back and drop it in the Apple Basket for a chance to win cool Y prizes!

 

 


Program Guide – Fall 1

FIND WHAT MOVES YOU!

At the Y, you’ll find countless opportunities to get moving and experience the joy of better health. All it takes is one step!

Check out our Program Guide for classes, programs and events. Fall 1 2022 Program Guide NHYYC

Fall 1 Session runs August 29-October 23.

Register on-line, at the Y or give us a call.

Fall 1 Session registration opens Monday, August 8 for Members / Monday, August 15 for a Program Participant.


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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