The New Haven YMCA Youth Center provides child care, recreation and learning opportunities for youth from age 1 to 23. We offer a full day toddler program for 1 and 2 year olds, a 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:
On March 5, 2024; all branches of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA will join a growing number of YMCAs across the country for YMCA Day of Giving, a one-day giving event geared to providing an opportunity to donate to YOUR YMCA.
The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA has set a goal of raising $46,000 to match our 2024 Staff Giving Campaign.
We want to support the members of our community who need us most. 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 Central Connecticut Coast YMCA has always been able to adapt and respond to the ever-changing needs of our community.
Join us in celebrating the YMCA DAY OF GIVING! Let’s work together and create a stronger community for all.
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.
Registration Forms: 2024 Camp Mountain Laurel Registration Packet – Fillable
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: Financial Assistance Forms
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. CIT Application Form
Our camp programs fill up fast, so make plans to reserve your spot.
Our supportive community will inspire you and your children! At the Y, we help young people develop skills and confidence. Our programs are designed to assist you and your family. Classes are created to be fun as well as educational. We provide a welcoming, safe environment so that you and your family comfortable and are able to meet others.
Inspiration and growth are at the heart of what we do! We’re here to support you and your children to develop essential skills and build confidence. Our youth development programs are meticulously designed to empower young minds. We believe in the potential of every child.
At the Y, diversity is celebrated and everyone is encouraged to participate. We understand that circumstances vary. Financial aid may be available for those who qualify. Ensuring accessibility to our programs is a fundamental part of our mission.
Please browse our Winter 2 Program Guide: NHYYC Winter 2 Program Guide
Winter 2 Session runs February 26 – April 21, 2024
Registration Opens: Facility Member: Monday, February 5 / Program Participant: Monday, February 12
The YMCA welcomes all basketball enthusiasts 21 years of age and older to participate in our YMCA 3v3 Basketball Tournament! All proceeds will benefit our older youth Walk-in Basketball program. Events like this allow the Y to continue to operate the walk-in program at no cost to its participants, limiting the barriers to New Haven youth by providing access to a safe space to play and socialize with their peers.
We ask that all teams have a minimum of 3 players and come together prepared to play at your scheduled time.
Registration is first come first serve and space is limited!
Registration Deadline: March 7, 2024
WHEN: March 21, 2024 *March 22, 2024 will be added if needed*
FEE: $35 per person
WHERE: New Haven YMCA Youth Center: 50 Howe Street New Haven, CT 06511
Now’s the time to reflect and think about your well-being. How can the Y support you and your family in 2024? The start of the new year is a great time to try something new, start a new routine, meet new people. Ready to refocus or tweak a present habit, even just a little, in order to turn it into a healthy habit? Start your new year off right – register for a YMCA Winter 1 Program.
Winter 1 Session runs January 1-February 25, 2024
Registration Opens for Members on December 11, for Program Participants on December 18.
Join us for the beginning of our Family Nutrition Education Program. The program will be a monthly series running through May 2024.
The Eating Mart-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: March 18, April 19, May 16
HOW TO REGISTER: Register at the front desk at the New Haven YMCA Youth Center or by emailing Aishah firstname.lastname@example.org
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, arts and technology (STEAM) 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.
2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION
Please review our NHYYC 2023 2024 SACC Brochure and NHYYC 2023 2024 SACC Parent Handbook. To register, please fill out our 2023_2024 CCCY SACC Registration Packet and if necessary and Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization form. Financial aid may be available, to apply please fill out the CCCY Financial Assistance Application_C4K Forms.
2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION
Registration opens for current participants on February 1, 2024; for new participants on March 1, 2024. Please review our NHYYC 2024 2025 SACC Brochure and NHYYC 2024 2025 SACC Parent Handbook. To register, please fill out our 2024_2025 CCCY SACC Registration Packet and if necessary and Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization form. 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 an OEC licensed toddler program for 1-2 year-olds, a School-Readiness program and a NAEYC accredited Preschool program for 3-5 year-olds. All programs are full day and year round.
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 2024-25 ELC Brochure
All the forms and information you’ll need is right here. Click on any item from the listing below to get started!
Toddler and Preschool Forms:
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).
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
What are your kids doing after school? At the YMCA Walk-in Program kids build self-esteem, values, and leadership skills. Our Walk-in Program provides a safe environment where teens age 13-21 years old 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. Interested participants will also have the option to participate in Y Aquatic Leaders.
WHEN: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
*Applications for the Walk-in Program can be found at the New Haven YMCA Youth Center located at 52 Howe Street New Haven, CT 06511.
An instructed creative art class focusing on exploration and self discovery. Our arts & crafts guru will lead this seasonally themed craft class.
WHEN: Saturdays: 10:30am-11:15am
WHERE: New Haven YMCA Youth Center
FEE: Member: $50/Program Participant: $100
Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, Kids Zumba is the way to go! Kids Zumba is movement through dance combined with Spanish language.
WHEN: Wednesdays: 5:00pm-5:45pm
WHERE: New Haven YMCA Youth Center
FEE: Member: $0 Program Participant: $100
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.