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.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 7:30 am–6:00 pm
Address & Phone:
At the Y, you’ll find more than just a place for child care. With opportunities to connect with neighbors and give back to your community, you’ll discover a greater sense of purpose, too.
If you’re hoping for a happier and healthier New Year – let the Y help you! Our Winter 1 Program Guide may just have the program or class that provides your child with joy. Take a look: Winter 1 Program Guide
Winter 1 Session dates: January 3 – February 27, 2022
Registration starts Monday, December 13 for Members / Monday, December 20 for Community Members
We’ve gone through a lot together over the last two years, but the YMCA’s mission has remained the same—to be here for our community when needed most. We may not know what the future holds, but we do know that we are stronger together.
The Y needs your help to continue offering critically important services for our community.
Together, we can provide food for those who are hungry, child care for parents who work, a safe space for kids after school, and outreach to clients and seniors who are feeling isolated.
Your gift to the Y is a gift to your community.
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.
When: Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays
When: Tuesdays & Thursdays
At the Y, we care about you and your family.
We have a program or class for everyone because staying healthy and connected to your community now, is more important than ever.
At the Y, you’ll find a connection with our engaged staff and other members. Please take a look at our Program Guide for our upcoming classes, youth programs and more!
Our Fall II Program Session runs October 25-Decemeber 19, 2021.
Registration for Members begins on Monday, October 4, on Monday, October 11 for everyone in our community.
Register on-line, at the Y or give us a call!
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 300+ 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:
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 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. Please review our 2021 2022 NHYYC SACC Brochure.
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.
2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION
Please review our 2021 2022 NHYYC SACC Brochure and Parent Handbook. To register, please fill out our 2021_2022 NHYYC Registration Packet Part 1, 2021 2022 NHYYC SACC Fees 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.
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!
All the forms and information you’ll need is right here. Click on any item from the listing below to get started!
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).