Child Care


The Best Summer Ever!

HNHY Brochure Picture1Summer Day Camp

Do you remember your best summer ever? Was your best summer a combination of exploration, activity, education, friends and fun?

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.

For families looking to keep their children’s minds and bodies active, the Y can  give them an adventurous, active and healthy summer.

YMCA Camp Mountain Laurel provides fun and unique experiences that give children and teens the opportunity to explore, meet new friends, discover new interests and create memories that last a lifetime. The Best Summer Ever!

Check out our 2017 Summer Camp Brochure and Parent Handbook for program details!

To register, please print and fill out the CML Day Camp Registration Packet – calculate the deposit, write your check or let us know to use a credit card on file and mail or drop off your forms at the Y – it’s that easy!

If you and your child are interested in our Counselor In Training Program, please follow the directions in our CCC YMCA CIT Application/References document.

If you have questions, join us for one of our Open House events shared in our Brochure, call the Y 203 248 6361 or contact Erin Kelly or Katie Forsyth. Get ready for your kids to have The Best Summer Ever!


School Readiness Programs

Stepping Stones

Ages 2 – 4 years old

Advancing on the fun had as a Playtime Pal, kids are introduced to an environment that prepares them for their first year in pre-school. Our team will play games and create a fun-filled experience that will get your kids excited for school! Kids are encouraged to bring a light and healthy snack with them.

Download our program guide and class information here

Hoppin’ Tots

Ages 2 – 4 years old

As our staff team creates an ever changing fun atmosphere to introduce the tumbling world of gymnastics, they will also focus on the development of your child’s balance and overall body awareness/coordination.

Download our program guide and class information here


School Age Child Care

Every school day the Hamden/North Haven Y provides a safe, healthy and enriching environment for the children of Hamden and North Haven in our state-licensed child care programs.  While children are in the care of our trained and certified staff at their elementary schools, you have peace of mind at work knowing that your child is engaged in activities that will enhance youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Hamden School Age Child Care sites:

  • Bear Path Elementary
  • Church Street Elementary
  • Dunbar Hill Elementary
  • Helen Street Elementary
  • Shepherd Glenn Elementary (also serving Wintergreen Magnet)
  • Spring Glen Elementary (also serving Ridge Hill)
  • West Woods Elementary

North Haven School Age Child Care sites:

  • Clintonville Elementary (also serving Montowese School)
  • Green Acres School (also serving Ridge Road School)

For more information or to register your child for the school year, please contact Erin Kelly at 203-248-6361 or ekelly@cccymca.org.

CCC Y 2016-2017 SACC Registration Packet     CCC Y SACC Parent Handbook 2016-2017   CCCY 2017-18 SACC Registration Packet  CCC Y SACC Parent Handbook 2017-2018

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/


YMCA Fun Club

If Hamden public schools are closed, children enrolled in Before and After School programs may attend our full day Y Fun Club Program.  Fees are paid in advance only.  Parents provide transportation to the Y.  Children need to bring a lunch, snacks, and a drink.  If conditions warrant an early closing, we will notify parents and information will be provided to WELI Storm Center 960 AM.

Time: 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

When:  When Hamden Public School are closed for the ENTIRE DAY due to weather or another unplanned event.

Cost 2 day packages:  Member:  $60 / Community Member $70


Child Watch

Ages: 3 months – 10 years

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

Days & Times:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Monday 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tuesday – Thursday 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm

Saturday 8:45 am – 11:30 pm


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