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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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Supporting The COMMUNITY Together

food in the bag


The Y Board of Managers would like to invite you to join them in the spirit of giving back! As a non-profit for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, we would like to meet you and share our good work.

There will be activities, raffle prizes and more. We will be collecting any non-perishable food items you would like to donate. All collected goods will go to FISH of Greater New Haven. We kindly suggest verifying expiration dates on all donated items as all expired items will have to be discarded.

WHERE: East Rock Brewing Company and Beer Hall

285 Nicole St suite 103, New Haven, CT 06511

WHEN: October 24, 2019

TIME: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

CONTACT: Darryl Brackeen Jr., District Executive Director, at P 203 776 9622


Y Vacation Club


Enjoy your days off from school at our Y Vacation Club!

We offer fun-packed days of activities, friendship, snacks, swimming, and great games.

AGES: School Age

TIME: 8 am-5 pm

FEE: Members $40.00 per day /Community Members $60.00 per day

Ignite Your Child’s Potential


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 School Age Child Care Brochure.


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.


Please review our 2019-2020 SACC Brochure and Parent Handbook.  If you have questions, please call the Y 203 776 9622. To register, please fill out our SACC Registration Packet and Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization forms. Financial aid may be available, to apply please fill out the 2019 CCCY Financial Assistance Application Materials.

Ready, Set, Swim!

Open Swim – Walk-in Program

WHEN: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 2-4 pm

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:

2019-2020 CCC YMCA Preschool Registration Forms

NHYYC Early Learning 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).