Are the kids in your life already dreaming of summer? When kids are inspired, they can do anything. Let’s awaken their imagination so they can explore new activities and healthy habits. Join us!
Saturday, April 27 10am-1pm at the Y! This event is FREE and open to the public.
Our Healthy Kids Day event includes: A Jousting Inflatable; Kids Zumba; Local Dietitian and Dental Professionals; Child Id Cards; the Stratford Library; the Stratford Fire Department/EMS; and lots more!
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.
FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
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 a peace of mind knowing that your child is in a safe and educational program building new relationships and achieving more.
FOR HEALTHY LIVING
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.
FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
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.
TO REGISTER FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR
Please review our 2019-2020 SACC Brochure and SACC Parent Handbook 2019-2020. If you have questions, please call the Y P 203 375 5844. 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.
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.
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.
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
Kids Fit is designed to get kids moving and active while having fun, incorporating basic aerobic exercises and physical activities to get their hearts pumping and interests engaged. Our goal is to ensure all children participating in YMCA programming have a solid foundation for a healthy future.
WHEN: Saturdays, 12:30-1:15 PM February 25 to April 21
FEES: Free for members / $40.00 for community members
Kids who wish to participate in the program must register with the front desk membership staff before attending. Please call the Stratford Y or our Wellness and Aquatics Director, Scott Buckholz, for more information. Register at the front desk today!
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.
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.
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
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/
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.
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.
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/
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