Child Care


Before and After School Care

The Y Offers School Aged Child Care 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.

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. 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 Susie Marklinsky at 203.878.6501 or smarklinsky@cccymca.org for more information.

2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION

Please take a look at our 2022 2023 SACC Brochure and Parent Handbook. Please fill out our 2022_2023 CCCY SACC Registration Packet Fillable and if necessary an Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization form. Financial aid may be available, to apply please fill out the CCCY Financial Assistance Application_C4K Forms.


Summer Day Camp

SUMMER is a time for kids to be kids!

Y Day Camp is the place to make every precious summer day a great one! Because the YMCA believes all kids have great potential and deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve.

The Woodruff Family YMCA Summer Day Camp provides kids with a safe, healthy, familiar, and fun-filled environment for them to explore, build confidence, develop skills, 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.

Learn more: Woodruff Family Y 2022 Day Camp Brochure and our Parent Handbook.

Registration Materials: Woodruff Family Y 2022 Day Camp Registration Packet

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

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: CCCY Financial Assistance Application Materials

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-fillable


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 WDF 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.

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

2022-23 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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