Child Care

The YMCA is focused on building strong kids and teens through its child care and youth programs.  From eight weeks to eighteen years of age, we provide a safe and nurturing environment for children to learn, grow, and become tomorrow’s leaders.

Best Summer Ever!

Summer Day Camp

Summer is an ideal time for children to get out and explore.  A chance to enjoy recreational and educational activities that help them learn, grow and thrive. Do you remember your best summer ever? Was your best summer a combination of exploration, activity, education, friends and fun? For families looking to keep their children’s minds and bodies active, the Y can  give them an adventurous, active and healthy summer.

Here at the Bridgeport Y we strive for each child to have The Best Summer Ever! Our highly trained Senior Counselors take into account the individual needs of each child to ensure that life long friendships and memories are made! Whether it be playing flag football on our grassy field or venturing out on one of our fun and exciting field trips, your child will surely have a summer to remember!

NEW FOR 2018!! Our summer day camp will begin implementing Literacy and STEM learning activities into our day! The Bridgeport Y has continued to foster youth development and assist in closing the achievement gap. Children will be encouraged to explore and discover, while developing their literacy, math and science skills. We are committed to helping your child have The Best Summer Ever!

To learn more about Summer Camp please review our Summer Camp Brochure or call the Y.

To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y! 2018 Bridgeport Y Summer Day Camp Registration Packet. If your child will require special assistance or medicine while at camp, these forms may also be required: Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization

For day-to-day program details, please review our Camp Parent Handbook.

The Best Summer Ever!

Learn Together, Play Together

Bridgeport Y School Readiness Programs

Serving Bridgeport children ages 3 & 4 years

At the Bridgeport Y, kids try new things, build their confidence, make new friends and smile every day.  Affordable tuition.  Care 4 Kids accepted.

Openings Available. Enroll your child today!

YMCA Kolbe Education Center, 401 Kossuth Street, Bridgeport, CT 06608 203 332 6447

YMCA SECC PALS 1 Child Care Center, 650 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 203 331 0200

YMCA PALS V, 850 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 203 334 5551                 

For more information, please contact: Terry McCarthy at 203 332 6447 or

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 allow 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.  We also participate in the CACFP food program to ensure that all children receive healthy meals and snacks throughout the day.

2018-2019 CCC YMCA Preschool Registration Forms  CCC Y Early Learning Centers Parent Handbook

401 Kossuth Street 203 332-6447
(Ages 8 weeks – 5 years)
650 Park Avenue – 203 331-0200
(Ages 3-5 years)
850 Park Avenue – 203 334-5551
(Ages 3-5 years)

Days & Times:
Monday – Friday  7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Fees are based on a sliding fee scale

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.

After School Program

Engage Beyond the School Day

Ages: K-8th grade

What are your kids doing after school?  At YMCA School Age Child Care program kids build self-esteem, values and leadership skills.  You’ll know they are growing and exploring their potential; they’ll think they are just having fun!  Our After School Program provides a safe environment where kids can focus on developing confidence and character with trained teachers and site directors guiding them.  Our programs teach positive values for youth ages 5 to 11 years through role models, group activities and creative thought.  Children enjoy supervised activities including homework time and a variety of recreational activities and games rather than the company of the TV set or the local street corner.  A snack is also provided for those students.  Programs run throughout the school year, with vacation days available too!

We are a provider of 6 after school sites in collaboration with the City of Bridgeport Lighthouse Program.

Beardsley School – 500 Huntington Rd, Bridgeport, CT 06610

Luis Munoz Marin School – 479 Helen St, Bridgeport, CT 06608

John F. Kennedy Multicultural School – 700 Palisade Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06610

Read School – 130 Ezra St, Bridgeport, CT 06606

Park City Magnet – 1526 Chopsey Hill Rd, Bridgeport, CT 06606

Hall School – 290 Clermont Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06610

For more information please contact the Bridgeport Y at 203 334 5551.

Days & Times:
Monday – Friday, 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Y Vacation Club

No School, No Worries

Enjoy your days off from school at our Y Vacation Club!

Members: $20 per day
Community: $25 per day