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
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Join us on Saturday, October 28 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 Wednesday October 25, 2023.
WHEN: Saturday, October 28
WHERE: Camp Mountain Laurel, 2705 Downes Road, Hamden
HOW TO REGISTER: Register for this event today by calling 203 535 2569 or online at hnhymca.org or emailing Melissa DePino, email@example.com
At the Y, we provide a wide range of opportunities for everyone to discover activities that bring them joy and contribute to better health. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or enjoy arts & crafts, there’s something for everyone.
There are many activities and programs to explore in our NHYYC Fall 1 Program Guide. Please take a look!
Fall 1 Program Session: August 28-October 22
Members may register starting on August 7. Program Participants may register starting on August 14.
Please register for classes and programs on-line, at the Y, by calling the Y or stopping in.
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.
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 2023-24 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.