Child Care


Paint Sip Repeat

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Kid’s Paint and Sip

Join us for a healthy, safe 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. Masks required. Please register in advance as space is limited for social distance requirements.

WHEN: Grade 1-3 Friday, May 21, 6:00pm-7:30pm / Grades 4-6 Friday, May 28, 6:00pm -7:30pm

FEE: Members $15 / Community Members $30

CONTACT: Ashley Fedak, Youth and Family Program Coordinator, E afedak@cccymca.org


It’s Forever Summer at Y Day Camp!

2021 Summer Day Camp

The Stratford YMCA believes all kids have great potential and deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve.

And while these are unprecedented times, times that challenge us individually and as a community on many levels, the Stratford Y day camp provides kids with a safe, healthy, familiar, and fun-filled environment for them to explore, build confidence, develop skills and make lasting friendships and memories, so they can grow as individuals and leaders. For families, day camp offers a peace of mind knowing that your child is in a safe and enriching place.

The health and safety of all Y campers, our team and our volunteers are our first and foremost priority. New safety protocols and sanitization procedures have been adopted to maintain the highest standards. CCCY 2021 Day Camp Safety Plan

We can’t wait to see you at Summer Camp! We’ve planned an awesome, activity-packed summer with tons to learn, play and explore. 

To learn more about Summer Camp please review our Stratford YMCA 2021 Day Camp Brochure or call the Y.

To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y! Stratford YMCA 2021 Day 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: 2021 CCCY Financial Assistance Application Materials

For day-to-day program details, please review our Stratford YMCA 2021 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. CCC YMCA CIT Application_References 2021-fillable


NAEYC Accredited Preschool Program

Forever Growing

AGES: 3-4 years

At the Y, we offer a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn and grow. The Y supports their social-emotional, cognitive and physical development. When you know your child is well cared for, you and your family have the opportunity to focus at work, plan healthy meals, enjoy family activities and establish a routine. Please take a look at our Stratford Y 2021 2022 ELC Brochure

All kids have great potential. At the Y, we help set them on a path to lifelong learning.  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. We use the CT Preschool Curriculum and Assessment Framework offering 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.

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.

2021-22 CCCY Early Learning Center Registration Packet

2021-22 Stratford YMCA ELC Parent Handbook

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/

 


Forever Learning

The Y Offers School Aged Enrichment that Parents Can Feel Good About

During these challenging times when your regular routine seems to change on a daily basis, one thing remains the same: your child needs a safe, enriching place to go when school is not in session plus before and after school day.

While the school year may look different than before, our program continues to be a familiar place where children can be safe. The health and safety of your child, your family our staff and our community is our top priority!

As an organization dedicated to youth development, we are working closely with the Board of Education! We know how important it is for a child to have an enriching place for learning and growth, both in and out of school. And we’re happy to be able to provide that place, allowing your child’s social, emotional, physical and academic journey to continue long. Are also proud to be able to provide you and your family with the services required to remain healthy.

Financial assistance is available to ensure every child and teen has the opportunity to learn and grow at the Y.  Call the Stratford Y for more information.

LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

Y LEARNING CENTER

With all of the uncertainty around how school will happen, two things are for sure — kids need to learn and parents need to work. Our new Y Learning Center at the Stratford Y allows children to attend remote school classes supervised by Y staff, so parents can have peace of mind while at work.

Students in grades K-6 will be provided with a quiet and supported place to attend virtual classes.  Outside of remote school classes, Y staff will lead arts and STEM activities, physical activity, swim time, Gaga, and archery.  Our staff are role models with a passion for working with children. All staff go through a rigorous interview process with reference and background checks before being offered employment. They are trained in First Aid/CPR, Medication Administration, Child Abuse recognition and prevention, as well as child development.

The Y Learning Center is state-licensed by the Office of Early Childhood and will follow all CDC and state guidelines regarding group size and mask wearing. Care4Kids is accepted and financial aid is available for those who qualify.   Weekly payment plans available.

Monday & Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, and Wednesday plans are available.   Students will need to provide their own computer and headphones.  Please bring a nut-free lunch, a bathing suit, a towel and appropriate clothes for outdoor play.  Our goal is to keep students outside as much as possible!  The SACC Safety Plan will be followed by the Y Learning Center.  Call or visit our website to learn more and enroll your child today!

  • Choose Your Plan: 8:30 AM-3:30 PM ($375/ month for members for 2 days/week, $188/ month for Wednesdays) OR 7:15-5:30 PM  ($450/ month for members for 2 days/week, $225/ month for Wednesdays)
  • Choose Your Cohorts: Monday & Tuesday |  Wednesday  |  Thursday & Friday
  • The Stratford Y also offers a drop in system. If your child’s classroom or school closes, and your child does not need to quarantine, you are able to come to the Y to distance learn. To sign up please call the Y the night before by 7:00pm or the morning of between 6:00am to 9:00am. Fee: Member $50 per day | Community Members $100 per day

Additional Info: All participants not currently in the before/after school 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 Learning Center.  There is a $50 Registration Fee for those not currently in the before/after school program.

BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL

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.

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 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.

2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION

To register, please fill out our 2020_2021 CCC YMCA School Aged Child Care Registration Packet Part 1 2020-2021 STF SACC Program Registration Form Part 2  and Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization forms. Financial aid may be available, to apply please fill out the CCCY Financial Assistance Application_C4K Forms.

2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION

Please take a look at our SACC Brochure and SACC Parent Handbook. To register, please fill out our 2021_2022 Stratford Y SACC Registration Packet Part 1, 2021-2022 Stratford Y SACC Program Registration Form Part 2  and Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization forms. Financial aid may be available, to apply please fill out the CCCY Financial Assistance Application_C4K Forms.


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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