Child Care


Drop & Shop

Saturday child care at the Stratford Y

Drop your kids off at the Y and enjoy some solo      shopping time on Saturday, December 15 and 22.  Y staff will lead crafts, games, and provide a healthy snack, filled with holiday spirit!  Program is FREE for Y members, please register in advance.

When: Saturday, Dec 15 & 22, 9am-12pm

Who: Y Facility Members

Register: At the Y by the Friday before

Questions? Contact Chelsea at ckordiak@cccymca.org.


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 the Stratford Y Camp Parrot Perch! We’ve planned an awesome, activity-packed summer with tons to learn, play and explore.  The Best Summer Ever!

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 Summer Camp Registration 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. CCCC-YMCA-CIT-Application_References-2019

The Best Summer Ever!


Snow! Gotta Work? Y Worry!

Y Fun Club

On days when Stratford Public Schools are closed for the entire day, due to inclement weather, children enrolled in our Before and Afterschool programs may attend our full day Y Fun Club. Students can spend the day in a safe and fun environment challenging their friends to board games, creating art projects, swimming, and much more.

Pre-register today for our Y Fun Club, space is limited.  Fees are paid in advance for the next inclement weather day.  Any unused Y Fun Club days will be credited to your SACC account in May.  If the Y Fun Club is in session and you choose not to send your child, you will not be refunded for that day.

TIME:  8 am—6 pm (weather permitting)

WHO:  School Age Child Care Participants Grades K-6

FEES:  $50.00 per day as a member of the Y in addition to your current SACC tuition / $100.00 per day as a community member in addition to your current SACC tuition.  Any unused Y Fun Club days will be credited to your SACC account in May.  If the Y Fun Club is in session and you choose not to send your child, you will not be refunded for that day.

WHERE: Stratford Y 3045, Main Street, Stratford CT 06614

REGISTRATION: You may sign up at the Welcome Center at the Main YMCA. All registrations must be in 48 hours before attending the Y Fun Club.  No drop in sign ups are allowed due to staffing requirements! Stratford Y Fun Club Winter Registration

BRING:  Children need to bring a nut-free lunch, a bathing suit and towel, and appropriate clothes to play outdoors (snow clothes, extra pants, socks, boots, hats, gloves, etc.). We are not responsible for lost or stolen items, so please leave your electronics at home.


No School, No Worries

December 26-28

Even though schools are closed, the Stratford YMCA is here for your child care needs. Drop your child off with our experienced staff for a fun-filled day of games, activities, arts & crafts, swimming, and more!

Please bring a nut-free lunch, a bathing suit, and a towel. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items, so please leave your electronics at home. Preregistration is required. Registration ends two days before event so we can staff properly.

  • Grades: 5-12
  • 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
  • Members- $50 |   Community- $100

Additional Info: All participants not currently in the before/after school program or summer camp program will need to complete a registration packet, provide a current health form, and medication/medication authorization form, if needed, prior to attending the Y Vacation Club.


Let’s Paint

Kid’s Paint and Sip

Join us for a simple and fun event for children! Everyone leaves with a piece of art that they have created! Children will paint a picture, sip healthy smoothies, and share their talents with the group. Parents are invited back for smoothies and to walk through our gallery with their young artist at 7:30pm. Please register in advance as space is limited.

DATES:  Grades 4-6 Friday, Dec 14, 6:00-7:30pm

REGISTER: Online or in-person $10- Facility Members / $20- Community Members


School Age Before/After School Program

Engage Beyond the School Day!  Register now for the School Year!

You can relax knowing that with us, your kids are getting their daily dose of fun, homework assistance, character development, cultural enrichment and fitness with the Y.  We offer Comprehensive State Certified After School Program for youth in Kindergarten through 6th grade.

The YMCA offers Before and After School Child Care for students who attend Stratford public schools.

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

Stratford Y SACC Parent Handbook 2018-19

BEFORE SCHOOL CARE

The YMCA offers Before School Child Care for students who attend Stratford Academy, Nichols, Wilcoxson, Eli Whitney, Franklin, Second Hill Lane, Victoria Soto, and Chapel schools. The before school program includes recreational and enrichment activities. Drop off for this program begins at 6:45am.

Time:  6:45 am until the start of the school day

After School Care

The YMCA provides extended-day child care to children in grades K-6. After School Child Care is provided for students at Second Hill Lane, Stratford Academy, Franklin, Lordship, Nichols, Chapel, Eli Whitney, Victoria Soto and Wilcoxson schools. The after school program includes a quiet homework time and a variety of recreational activities and games. A snack is provided. The After School Child Care program runs from dismissal to 6:00pm.

Time:  Dismissal until 6:00pm.

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, visit this website. This site provides information on how the program works, who is eligible, and more. http://www.ctcare4kids.com/


NAEYC Accredited Preschool Program

Learn Grow Thrive

Ages: 3-4 years

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.

Activities include:

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

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.

Half Day Preschool: 9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Full Day Preschool:9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Extended Day Preschool: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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).  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/


Y Vacation Club

No School, No Worries

Ages: 5-12 years

Enjoy your days off from school at our Y Vacation Club!  Children should bring a peanut free lunch and appropriate clothing, including a bathing suit and towel.

Time: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

 


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