Child Care


Lights on Afterschool Program

We are so proud to join communities all across America celebrating Lights On Afterschool on October 28!  Help us shine a light on the impact afterschool programs are making in supporting students and families.

Come help us celebrate our Afterschool programs at each school.  Each Elementary School will have lightbulbs on display on their front lawns made by the students.  Come see why the YMCA is so important to them.

WHERE:  Your child’s elementary school

WHEN:  October 28 6pm

For more information, please call Susie Marklinsky at P 203 878 6501


Forever Learning

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

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 before and after school. Are also proud to be able to provide you and your family with the services required to remain healthy.

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.

Financial assistance is available to ensure every child and teen has the opportunity to learn and grow at the Y.

Call Nicole Servas at 203.878.6501 or nservas@cccymca.org for more information.

2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION

Please take a look at our 2021 2022 SACC Brochure and SACC Parent Handbook. To register, please fill out our 2021_2022 WDF Y SACC Registration Packet Part 1, 2021-2022 Registration Fees 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.


Preschool – Early Learning

Forever Growing

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 brochure 2021 2022 ELC Brochure.

Our program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and is State Licensed. Our Early Learning Center has been successfully operating for 30 plus years.

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. 2021 Early Learning Center Safety Plan

We will prepare your 3 or 4-year old for kindergarten in a caring environment. Class size is limited to 10 children per class. With an increased focus on literacy and learning through exploration, your child will develop the social, emotional, physical and academic skills necessary for the beginning of his/her academic career. Our program includes:

  • The Value Tree Language Arts Curriculum: Build self-confidence and language art skills as they grow into value-driven individuals.
  • Scholastic Readers: Teaches science, history, and math.
  • Computer Time: Teaches math, reading readiness and thinking skills.
  • Sight Words: Books, recognition and guided reading practices.
  • Language Development: Focusing on reading, writing, listening, and speaking connections.
  • Music and Movement/Socialization.
  • Outdoor Activities: Sidewalk chalk writing, bubbles, water games and other learning activities.

Registration is on-going and spaces are limited. Please contact our Child Care Department at ext. 3115 for hours and availability.

Half-Day Program (child must be toilet trained)

3-year-old Program

WHEN: Tuesday and Thursday

TIME: 9:00 am-1:00 pm

4-year-old Program

WHEN: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

TIME: 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Full-Day Program (child must be toilet trained)

3 & 4-year-old Program

WHEN: Monday – Friday

TIME: 7:15 am – 5:30 pm

2021-22 CCCY Early Learning Center Registration Packet and Woodruff Family Y Early Learning Center Parent Handbook

As with all programs, we offer financial assistance to those who qualify. 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 this website. You can look at the site to find out how the program works, who is eligible, and more. http://ctcare4kids.com/


Inclusive After School for High School

The focus of the program is to give youth an opportunity to grow socially, reinforce healthy living skills with sports, swimming, fitness, recreation opportunities, job skills training and shadowing. The program runs between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Participants will also have time for homework.  Activities are subject to change based on the abilities and interests of the students in the program. Transportation is provided to the YMCA from Foran, Jonathan Law, and the Academy in Milford.


Inclusive After School Program

Most of our after school programs are inclusive based. To best prepare your child for the program, please contact our Child Care at 203 878 6501 ext. 3115 to arrange a meeting.


Y Vacation Club

No School, No Worries

AGES: Pre-K – School Age

Enjoy your days off from school at our Y Vacation Club! New this year, we are offering Y Vacation Club to preschoolers, too!

FEE: Members $50 per day / Community Members $75 per day


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