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From exceptional fitness facilities including our indoor pool, Life Fitness circuit, Lifecycles, Elliptical Cross trainers, treadmills, recumbent bikes and upright bikes to our child watch and child care services for preschoolers, before and after-school child care and summer day camp – the Stratford YMCA is the place to go! Learn more about the Stratford YMCA and how to become a member.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday:     7:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday:                   7:00 am-4:00 pm

Address & Phone:

3045 Main Street

Stratford, CT 06614

P 203 375 5844

F 203 380 0291

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Bring the Joy Back to Parenting

CONFLICT-FREE PARENTING WORKSHOP

Tired of feeling like you’re battling your child to do the right thing? Join us for this highly interactive 1-hour workshop, you will learn and practice conflict-free techniques for boosting your child’s motivation and cooperation. Reduce your own parenting stress while enjoying a stronger, more cooperative relationship with your child.

Instructor: Eran Magen, Ph.D., teaches clinicians, educators, and parents how to form stronger, more supportive relationships in their professional and personal lives. Eran received his Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University and served as the research director for the department of Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Pennsylvania. For parenting tips and techniques, visit Eran’s blog: http://EranMagen.com.

When: November 12, 2020, 7-8 PM via Zoom

Register: online or in person at the Y to receive the link to the meeting.

Questions?  Contact Ashley at afedak@cccymca.org


Forever in Service

 

Since March, the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA has collected almost 10,000 pounds of food for over 25 local food pantries to feed our community members facing food insecurity – one of our community’s most critical needs.

Over 56, YMCA staff and Board Volunteers have participated in over nineteen Food Distribution Events to support the efforts of our community partners.

Our hunger relief efforts have grown leaps and bounds in the last nine months and will continue as long as there is a need among our neighbors and community members.

You can help us provide hunger relief in our community.

Be involved with us.

Join us for our Days of Service – October 25-November 14, 2020.

Engage along side us to help our community. Together we can make a difference.

Donate a non-perishable food item on Saturday, November 14. Our goal is to collect over 500 pounds of non-perishable food and household staples at each Y. That’s a total of 3,500 pounds! Every canned good and toilet paper roll counts. Collection points are:

  • Fairfield Y, 9am-2pm. Non-perishable food donations will help support the efforts of Operation Hope.
  • Hamden/North Haven Y and New Haven YMCA Youth Center, 9am-1pm. Non-perishables will be collected at the Keefe Community Center, 11 Pine Street, Hamden. We are helping support the Keefe Community Center Food Pantry.
  • Lakewood-Trumbull Y, 9am-12pm. Non-perishable food donations and household cleaning supplies are being collected for the Monroe and Trumbull Food Pantries.
  • Soundview Family Y, 7am-4pm. We are collecting items for the Community Dining Room, serving south-central Connecticut from East Haven to Old Saybrook. Click requested Food Drive items.
  • Stratford Y, 10am-1pm. Food collected will be donated to the food pantries at the Sterling House Community Center and the Stratford South End Community Center.
  • Woodruff Family Y, 9am-noon. We are collecting the items on this list for the Milford Beth-el Center.

Volunteer! Work beside us and other community supporters. Sign up to volunteer for a safe, socially distanced volunteer shift at one many Food Distribution Events. There may be one where you and your family live. We hope to have a YMCA presence at each event on this list! Volunteer groups welcome! Click for Volunteer Opportunities.

Participate

  • Lakewood-Trumbull Y, now-October 31. We are accepting food donations for the local food pantries in Trumbull and Monroe.
  • Lakewood-Trumbull Y, now-October 31. To help our sister Y, Alpha Community Services YMCA, we are collecting new t-shirts in all sizes. Alpha Community Services Y in Bridgeport manages the largest family emergency shelter in Connecticut and provides supportive services to over 400 homeless clients each year.
  • Lakewood-Trumbull Y, November 9-14. We are collecting non-perishable food and household supplies for the Monroe Food Pantry and the Trumbull Food Pantry. Click for a list of what they’re requesting.
  • Soundview Family Y, October 19-22. We are collecting non-perishable food donations to support the Branford Food Pantry.
  • Soundview Family Y, November 9-12. The Y is assisting the North Branford Food Pantry by collecting food donations.
  • Stratford Y, November 2-12. We will be collecting non-perishable food items in the lobby of the Y. Food collected will be donated to the food pantries at the Sterling House Community Center and the Stratford South End Community Center.
  • Valley Y and Valley Y Child Care Center, November 2-13, is holding a school supply drive to benefit the Ansonia and Derby School Systems.
  • Woodruff Family Y, now-October 31. Let’s stock our Purple Pantry! Collecting non perishable foods and household supplies.
  • Woodruff Family Y, now-October 31. Diaper drive. Collecting new diapers for the United Way of Milford’s diaper bank.
  • Woodruff Family Y, November 9-14 for the benefit of the Milford Beth-el Center.

Support! Make an on-line donation to support this vital work so that the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA can help serve those in our community who needs us most. Our goal is to raise at least $3,500 during our Days of Service. Every dollar counts!

The Y. For a Better Us.

Forever Grateful

Thank you for supporting our Days of Service!

October 19: The Valley Y was fortunate to spend a couple hours giving back to our community, helping with the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program, sponsored by TEAM, Inc. Along with TEAM, the Y, State Rep. Kara Rochelle, State Senator George Logan (Y Volunteer) and other community leaders…nearly 600 boxes went to families in the Greater Valley! Do good, feel good!


We’re Here For Each Other

Let’s Connect

Register and receive your puzzle piece

Earn a dot each time you work out, eye smile with another member, wave to a Y friend, share a compliment with our Y Team, give a thumbs up or connect in another way!

Connect for 4 weeks for a chance to win great YMCA prizes.

Looking for a recommendation on a new class, program or an innovative way to reach your goal? Just ask one of our Wellness Team Members, they would be happy to connect with you.

Challenge begins on October 19 and runs until November 21, 2020.


It’s Never Too Late, Too Feel Great

4 adults cooking fruits12 Week Health and Wellness Series!

Welcome to an exciting, informative and interactive 10 week wellness series focusing on a variety of relevant health and wellness topics of interest through group discussion, presentations, and individual counseling, hosted by Stratford YMCA’s own, Jackie Solimini!

WHEN:     Fridays, 12:15pm to 1:15pm October 9 to December 11 Or Aquatic group session: Every other Monday beginning October 19 12:00pm to 12:45pm (after Aqua Power)

FEE: Members: $50.00 / Community Members: $100.00. Members: Refer a community member and both receive 20% off! (Member: $40.00 / Community Member Friends $80.00.

Participants will meet weekly in at 12:15pm in the group exercise room at the Stratford YMCA.  Any materials needed will be supplied by Jackie.

Presentations, group discussions, and individual seminars will be hosted and arranged by Jackie with the participants after registration during the initial weeks. Refunds or prorated fees will not be provided if a session is missed.  Any material missed will be covered during individual sessions.  Please ask our Director of Healthy Living, Scott Buckholz at 203-375-5844, for more information.  Registration begins Monday, October 5; limited spots available!  Referred community member can only be referred by a Stratford YMCA member; must provide name of Stratford YMCA member upon registration.


Fall II Program Guide

The Y is here to keep you connected. Your health and well-being will always be our biggest priority. For our Fall II programming, we’ve created programs and classes for everyone – some classes will be indoors while others are virtual or outdoors while the weather holds up.

Take a look, there’s something for everyone! Stratford Y Fall II 2020 Program Guide

Fall II programs run: October 26 – December 20.

Registration starts October 5 for Members; Oct 12 for Community Members.




Refer Your Friends to Join the Y!

Member Get A Member Program BannerWhen 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.

Take advantage of sharing the Y with your friends today!


NAEYC Accredited Preschool Program

Learn Grow Thrive

AGES: 3-4 years

At the Y we offer a safe and nurturing environment for children to learn, grow, and develop social  skills. Our program is state licensed with the Office of Early Childhood (OEC) and holds is NAEYC accredited. All kids have great potential. At the Y, we help set them on a path to lifelong learning.

Our preschool program uses the CT Preschool Curriculum and Assessment Framework. Our preschool provides a wide variety of opportunities for each child to explore and learn in a safe and nurturing environment designed to meet each child’s individual need.

Safety is our first priority. All Central Connecticut Coast YMCA child care programs are following all the guidelines set by the CDC, CT Office of Early Childhood (OEC), Y-USA, and other sources to ensure our policies and procedures are aligned to keep our children, staff and volunteers healthy and safe. Child Care Safety Plan

Activities include:

  • Center-based learning
  • Indoor/outdoor movement
  • Arts and crafts
  • Science
  • Field trips
  • Storytime
  • Music and movement
  • Circle time with Preschool learning and Kindergarten readiness

Multiple child discounts are available. Family Registration Fee: $50 non-refundable. This annual fee is due at time of registration. Tuition is based on 12 equal payments due monthly.

Schedule Member Rate Community Member Rate
7:30AM-5:30PM $785.00 $1,180.00
8:30AM-1:00PM $400.00 $600.00

To be enrolled, children must be three years of age by December 31 and must be fully toilet trained. A $50 non-refundable Family Registration Fee is due at the time of registration.

2020-2021 CCC YMCA Preschool Registration Forms

CCCY Youth Waiver  CCCY OEC Child Care Consent Form

CCCY Early Learning Parent Handbook – Stratford Y

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). To learn more about Care 4 Kids, take a look at their website. You can look at the site to find out how the program works, who is eligible, and more. http://www.ctcare4kids.com/

 


Our App Keeps You On Track

Download the Daxko LLC Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Mobile App!

Forget your membership card? Need to squeeze in a workout while you’re out and about?

The Daxko LLC Central Connecticut Coast Y app will give you everything you need in the palm of your hand – for all our Membership Branches!

Schedules – on one user-friendly landing page for all CCCY Branches / Calendar for easy transition through days/dates / Filters by area/room, time of day, class type / Notifications from multiple branches / Locations with facility status and hours / Member Cards use your phone to check-in, load them into your IOS Wallet for display when near the Y / Programs – view and register / Push Notifications! Opt-in for updates on classes and the facility / Email the Y / FREE! 

Follow this link for a fast and easy install: https://apps.daxko.com/729IVBV9HU

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