Child Care

Child Care Payments During Health Crisis

Since our school districts are closed, our Child Care will be closed as well.  We will not draft any participant account on March 20th. We will assess future policy and plans once schools reopen.

A note about School Age Care – There will be no additional charge for the additional days added onto the June school schedule. If the school year ends and there are less than the 180 school days,  the YMCA will prorate the final payment.

A note about Summer Camp – At this point we don’t know when the school year will end.  We will discontinue any prearranged summer camp payment plans and restart them on a case by case basis once a solution is reached for summer camp.

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. Please review our School Age Child Care Brochure.


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.


Please review our SACC Brochure and Parent Handbook.  If you have questions, please call the Y 203 736 9622. 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.


Please review our  2020-2021 SACC Brochure and Parent Handbook  To register, please fill out our SACC Registration Packet Fillable and Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization forms. Financial aid may be available, to apply please fill out the CCCY Financial Assistance Application_C4K Forms.

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.

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 an Ansonia School Readiness Site that serves 3 and 4 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: 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

Y Vacation Club

No School, No Worries

Enjoy your days off from school at our Y Vacation Club! The Y Vacation is a great place for children ages 5-12 to have fun during day-long or week-long school breaks. Children enjoy swimming, swim lessons, crafts and games in our State-licensed program.

TIME: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm