Leaders of the Valley YMCA, a branch of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA, have announced that they’ve opened a new school age child care location at the Holy Rosary Church, 10 Father Salemi Drive in Ansonia CT.
The new Valley Y location will serve youth and families providing school age child care and youth programming as part of the Y’s core mission to promote youth development to all. The agreement includes the leasing of 4,500 square feet of space including four classrooms and outdoor grassy areas which will allow the Y the flexibility to provide many more programs and day camp. YMCA child care will be licensed by the State of CT Office of Early Childhood.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for the Y to serve our community,” said Valley Y Board of Managers Chairman, Howard Olderman. “Our families depend on YMCA child care programs to provide quality experiences for our children. It’s important for their growth, and families can have a peace of mind while at work, knowing that their children are being supervised in a safe, friendly environment.”
“We are happy to welcome the Valley Y onto our campus as part of our parish mission to serve the wider community,” shared Holy Rosary Church Pastor Fr. Jeffrey Gubbiotti. “Affordable and safe child care is such a big need for families and the YMCA has a long history of offering this valuable service here in the Valley.”
“The Valley YMCA has served the Valley community for many years,” said Josh Royce, Valley Y District Executive Director. “As an organization dedicated to youth development, we know how important it is that our children have a safe and enriching environment for learning, both in and out of school. We are pleased to be able to provide this space to the children in our community, allowing their invaluable social, emotional, physical and academic growth to continue.” “Financial assistance is available to ensure every child and teen has the opportunity to participate,” Royce added.
The Valley Y, also, operates a NAEYCA accredited, state-licensed, early learning center at 32 Howard Avenue in Ansonia. This facility provides a safe and loving environment for children 8 weeks to 5 years old.
The Valley Y is a member of the Valley United Way and a benefactor of the Valley Community Foundation.
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 and Valley Y Registration Form 2020-2021 Part 2 plus 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 Valley Y 2021-2022 SACC Brochure and Valley Y 2021-2022 SACC Parent Handbook. To register, please fill out our 2021_2022 VLY Y SACC Registration Packet Part 1 and 2021 2022 Valley Y Registration Form Fees Part 2 plus Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization forms. Financial aid may be available, to apply please fill out the CCCY Financial Assistance Application_C4K Forms.
The Y is here to meet your school age child care needs! Our program combines academics with play, and offers a caring and safe environment where kids can achieve, feel a sense of belonging, build friendships and explore new interests.
At our Y Learning Center, kids will have scheduled time for distance learning in quiet spaces equipped with WiFi and with YMCA staff for academic support. When distanced learning is completed for the day, Y staff will lead the participants in various enrichment activities including STEAM, kids fitness, recreational swim and fine arts.
While the school year may look different than before, our program continues to be a familiar place where children can be safe. SACC Safety Plan
Financial assistance is available to ensure every child and teen has the opportunity to learn and grow at the Y.
For more information please contact Ryan Leworthy, District Director of Child Care Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to answer your questions and update you on our programs for the 2020-2021 school year.
AGES: 8 weeks – 5 years
Child care programs help youngsters gain self-confidence and social skills while developing positive attitudes about school and learning. Our programs are NAEYC accredited and state-licensed allowing parents to go to work with peace of mind knowing that their children are being cared for in a safe, structured and fun environment. We are committed to providing a safe, loving environment for your child and aspire to meet his/her needs while promoting physical, social, emotional and cognitive development.
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. 2020 Child Care Safety Plan
Our programs develop weekly curriculum with age-appropriate activities and indoor and outdoor learning experiences. Program highlights include science, music, and movement, and a variety of learning centers as well as an outdoor playground with a play structure, sand/water table, music center with cosmic roof, and tricycle track with pretend gas station and drive-through.
Our center is also a School Readiness Site for Ansonia and Derby that serves 3 and 4 year old children. Fees are based on a sliding fee scale.
These programs take place at our child care center, 32 Howard Avenue in Ansonia, P 203 732 7778
Registration Forms: CCCY Youth Waiver / CCCY OEC Child Care Consent Form / 2020-2021 CCC YMCA Preschool Registration Forms / CCCY Preschool Health Assessment Forms / CCCY-Financial-Assistance-Application-Materials
Parent Handbook: CCCY Early Learning Parent Handbook – Valley Y
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Connecticut 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 Connecticut 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.