Child Care

Ignite Your Child’s Potential


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.


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.


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.


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, 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.



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.

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  • Monday– Friday 7:30am – 3:00pm. Extended Day Care available from 3pm-6PM beginning Sept 2 (based on  Ansonia, Derby, and Shelton BOE calendar)
  • Remember your computer, nut free lunch, snack and water bottle
  • Weekly Fees- Members $96/Community $180
  • PM Care Fees– Members $30/Community $45

While the school year may look different than before, our program continues to be a familiar place where children can be safe. 2020 2021 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 Julie Mott, Camp and School Age Coordinator, at and Ryan Leworthy, Operations Director, at  We would love to answer your questions and update you on our programs for the 2020-2021 school year.


Full Day Child Care

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 Sheet

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, 203 732 7778

Registration Forms: CCCY Youth Waiver / CCCY OEC Child Care Consent Form  / 2020-2021 CCC YMCA Preschool Registration FormsCCCY 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

Five Days/Week 
Infant/Toddler $1,290.00
Preschool $903.00

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.

CONTACT: Barbara Eckner, Preschool Director, at 203 732 7778 or