Child Care


Ignite Your Child’s Potential

BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL

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.

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.

TO REGISTER FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

Please review our SACC Brochure and SACC Parent Handbook. If you have questions, please call the Y 203 878 6501. 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.


Y Fun Club

Convenient for You, Fun for Them

When schools are closed for the entire day, due to inclement weather, children enrolled in Before and After School programs may attend our full-day Y Fun Club. Parents provide transportation to the Y. Children need to bring a lunch, a bathing suit, and towel, plus appropriate clothes to play outdoors (snow clothes, extra pants,  socks, boots, hats, gloves, etc.)

FEE: Members $65 – 2 days package / Community Members $90 – 2 days package


Preschool – Early Learning

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 and is located in a brand new section of our facility.

We will prepare your 3 or 4-year old for kindergarten in a caring environment with a Ratio 8:1. 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:

  • IXL Math Program: Highly acclaimed, award-winning online math program. Matches state standards and parents are able to monitor and work with their child’s skills.
  • 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.
  • Swimming Lessons: Swim instructors certified in American Red Cross, Water Safety Instructor and or YMCA swim lesson instructor.
  • Educational Field Trips, Family Events, and Special Events

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: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

2019-2020 CCC YMCA Preschool Registration Forms and Woodruff Family Y 2019-2020 Early Learning Parent Handbook

As with all programs, we offer financial assistance to those who qualify. 2019-2020 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


Child Watch

AGES: 6 weeks – 11 years

A safe and fun YMCA staff supervised area where parents with an Adult, Single Parent or Family Membership can leave their children to play and enjoy activities while they participate in programs on-site.

WHEN & TIME: Are shared on our Branch Home page

FEE: Free with Family Membership


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