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The New Haven YMCA Youth Center provides child care, recreation and learning opportunities for youth from age 3 to 23. We offer a full day NAEYC accredited preschool program for 3 and 4 year olds; an afterschool care program for children between 5-12; and for our older youth, we offer a walk-in program for recreation, open basketball and support.

Learn more about the New Haven YMCA Youth Center and how to participate.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 7:30am–6:00pm

Address & Phone:

50 Howe Street
New Haven, CT 06511
P 203.776.9622
F 203.787.0804
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Music to Our Ears


Eric StanleyEric Stanley in concert to benefit the New Haven YMCA Youth Center

Award winning violinist, Eric Stanley is bringing his “Life Tour”, to downtown New Haven!  Please join us for a  wonderful evening of music while helping the youth of New Haven. Tickets are $20.00 and may be purchased  online at:

  • As seen on ESPN’s “First Take”
  • YouTube Silver Play Button Award Winner
  • Black Caucus, Black Student Union & NAACP’s Master Of Music Award Recipient
  • 20+ million YouTube views
  • 480K Combined Social Media followers & YouTube subscribers
  • Fifty percent of net proceeds will be donated to the New Haven YMCA Youth Center
  • His performance repertoire includes: International Emmy® Kids Awards, Hennessy, NY Fashion Week Show, Televisa, Nordic eCommerce Summit, TEDxRVA, and Elliot Masie’s Learning Conference just to name a few.

When: August 26, 2017

Time: Doors Open: 6:30pm Showtime: 7:00pm

Location: United Church on the Green, Meeting House, 323 Temple Street, New Haven, CT 06511

Tickets: $20.00 may be purchased at


Help Keep Your Kids Safe

YMCA-A_300x250-FINALDuring June, we will be offering Safety Around Water, a free program designed to engage and educate families about the importance of water safety skills.

Through the Safety Around Water program, parents and caregivers will be encouraged to help their children learn fundamental water safety and swimming skills.  During the course, child will learn how to respond if they find themselves in unexpected water situations – – from how to reach the water’s surface if they submerge to safely reaching a pool’s edge or exiting any body of water.

For detailed program information, please contact our Aquatics Department or Member Service Team. Class times and locations vary by program and Y Branch.

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 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 Aishah Brice, Erin Kelly or Katie Forsyth. Get ready for your kids to have The Best Summer Ever!

Learn Grow Thrive

Early Learning Preschool Program

Our child care programs allow parents to answer the inevitable questions: Where can my child be safe and learn what they need to know to be prepared for school, and for life? The New Haven YMCA Youth Center provides a full day NAEYC accredited Preschool program for 3 and 4 year olds all year. We are proud to be helping youngsters gain self-confidence and social skills while developing positive attitudes about school and learning!

All the forms and information you’ll need is right here. Click on any item from the listing below to get started!

Preschool Forms:

2017-2018 CCC YMCA Early Childhood Registration Packet

Income Eligibility Application

CCC Y Early Learning Centers Parent Handbook

Care 4 Kids Forms:

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.

Care 4 Kids Application

Care 4 Kids Provider Form

Convenient for You, Fun for Them

Afterschool Program

Our Afterschool Child Care Program provides a safe environment where kids can focus on developing confidence and character with trained counselors who are enthusiastic about youth development.  Our programs teach positive values for youth ages 5 to 12 years through role models, group activities and creative thought.  Children enjoy supervised activities such as sports, arts and crafts, and music rather than the company of the TV set or the local street corner.

The Afterschool Program runs throughout the school year and follows the schedule of the New Haven Public Schools for holidays and closings.

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.

New Haven YMCA Youth Center Afterschool Application     CCCY 2017-18 SACC Registration Packet

CCC Y SACC Parent Handbook 2016-17 NHYYC   CCCY SACC Parent Handbook 2017-18

Be Safe in the Water – Learn to Swim

Swim Lessons

Teaching children how to swim and be safe around water is one of the most important life skills parents can help their children learn. It not only saves lives, it builds confidence. Swim lessons promote a lifelong enjoyment of swimming, encourages healthy living and the prevention of chronic disease. Plus it’s fun! Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, the Y can help you improve your swimming ability.  Contact the Y at 203 776 9622 for more information.