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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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Winter 11 Program Guide

Find Your Passion. Find Your Y.

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.

With a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility, our Winter 11 programs will help you to learn, to grow and to thrive. Please browse our Winter 11 2022 Program Guide.

Everyone is welcome! Financial aid and scholarships may be available.

Winter 11 Session dates: February 28, 2022 – April 24, 2022

Registration starts Monday, February 7 for Members / Monday, February 14 for Community Members


22 Steps to a Healthier You!

2022 is THE year to be healthier and happier!

Together, let’s take at least 22 Steps to become healthier. Let’s help each other rise to the challenge. Pick up your game piece and take our suggested steps or create your own!

Challenge runs January 10 – February 6, 2022


Overnight Camp – Info Sessions

Sleepaway Camp and BOLD & GOLD Teen Leadership Expedition Info Sessions!

YMCA Camp Hi-Rock is the sleepaway camp for the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA!

Camp Hi-Rock is a sleepaway camp and adventure trip center located in Western Massachusetts. They are nestled among 1,000 acres in the Berkshire Mountains, surrounded by conservation forest, and centered around a pristine, private, ninety-acre lake. This gives them the ideal backdrop for the wide variety of activities they offer, which include swimming, climbing, water skiing, archery, sailing and arts & crafts among many others. Through the values of the YMCA, Camp Hi-Rock is dedicated to the growth and development of all participants. They seek to help each camper develop his or her sense of personal worth and responsibility as a cooperative member of a group. In addition, they help campers to discover, learn, cultivate new skills, develop healthy lifestyles, create meaningful relationships, and become more caring, honest, respectful and responsible people.

Camp Hi-Rock staff will be hosting virtual info sessions, dates and times can be viewed here: https://camphirock.org/virtual-info-session-dates/


Summer Day Camp

SUMMER is a time for kids to be kids!

Y Day Camp is the place to make every precious summer day a great one! Because the YMCA believes all kids have great potential and deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve.

YMCA Camp Mountain Laurel provides kids with a safe, healthy, familiar, and fun-filled environment for them to explore, build confidence, develop skills, make lasting friendships and memories so they can grow as individuals and leaders. For families, day camp offers a peace of mind knowing that your child is in a safe and enriching place.

Learn more: YMCA Camp Mountain Laurel 2022 Day Camp Brochure and YMCA Camp Mountain Laurel 2022 Day Camp Parent Handbook

Registration begins on February 1, 2022. 2022 YMCA Camp Mountain Laurel Day Camp Registration Packet

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


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. Registration opens February 1, 2022 for returning families and March 1 for new participants. 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.

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.


Winter 1 Program Guide

Find Your Passion. Find Your Y.

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


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


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.


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!

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

Preschool Forms:

2021 Early Learning Center Safety Plan

2021-22 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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