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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: 7:30am–6:00pm

Address & Phone:

50 Howe Street
New Haven, CT 06511
P 203.776.9622
F 203.787.0804
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No School, No Worries

Y VACATION CLUB

Even though New Haven schools are closed December 26-28, the New Haven YMCA Youth Center is here for your child care needs offering our Y Vacation Club program. So drop your child off with our experienced staff for a fun-filled day of games, activities, arts & crafts, swimming and more! Parents/guardians are encouraged to sign up for this program early so we are able to get an accurate count of those interested. Please bring a nut-free lunch and wear active clothing. Preregistration is required at least one week prior to scheduled vacations.

When: 8:00 am – 6:00pm

Contact:  Sign up at the Front Desk .  For more information contact Aishah at abrice@cccymca.org

Fees:  Member: $40.00 per child, per day / Community Members: $60.00 per child, per day


The Best Summer Ever!

GREAT SUMMERS START HERE!

Summer Day Camp

We provide a happy, healthy environment for children to learn and grow. At YMCA Summer Day Camp, participants gain a sense of accomplishment, build relationships and find their sense of belonging. It’s a opportunity for physical, social, emotional and cognitive learning experiences. For families, camp offers a peace of mind knowing that your child is in a safe and enriching place.

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. The Best Summer Ever!

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 peak 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 2019 Day Camp Brochure or call the Y.

To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y!  2019 Day Camp Registration Form 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: 2019 CCCY Financial Assistance Application Materials.

For day-to-day program details, please review our 2019 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-2019

The Best Summer Ever!


Ready, Set, Swim!

Open Swim – Walk-in Program

When: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 2-4pm

Enjoy the New Haven YMCA Youth Center swimming pool during open swim. Pool usage guidelines apply.


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 and 4 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!

Preschool Forms:

2018-2019 CCC YMCA Preschool Registration Forms

CCC Y Early Learning Centers Parent Handbook

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).


Engage Beyond the School Day

Afterschool Program

Our Afterschool Child Care Program provides a safe environment where kids can focus on developing confidence and character with trained counselors who are enthusiastic about youth development.  Our programs teach positive values for youth ages 5 to 12 years through role models, group activities and creative thought.  Children enjoy supervised activities such as sports, arts and crafts, and music rather than the company of the TV set or the local street corner.

The Afterschool Program runs throughout the school year and follows the schedule of the New Haven Public Schools for holidays and closings.

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).  To learn more about Care 4 Kids, take a look at this website. You can look at the site to find out how the program works, who is eligible, and more.

CCCY 2018_19 SACC Registration and Release Packet     CCC Y SACC Field Trip Rec Swim 2018-2019     Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization

NHYYC SACC Parent Handbook 2018-19


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