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From exceptional fitness facilities including our indoor pool, Life Fitness circuit, Lifecycles, Elliptical Cross trainers, treadmills, recumbent bikes and upright bikes to our child watch and child care services for preschoolers, before and after-school child care and summer day camp – the Stratford YMCA is the place to go! Learn more about the Stratford YMCA and how to become a member.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday: 5:30am–9:00pm

Friday:                    5:30am-8:00pm

Saturday:                7:30am–5:30pm

Sunday:                 10:00am–4:00pm

Child Watch Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 5:30pm-8:00pm

Address & Phone:

3045 Main Street

Stratford, CT 06614

P 203.375.5844

F 203.380.0291

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A Sense of Belonging, A Healthier You

fall-2-picture1Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. The Y is a place where you can work toward that balance by challenging yourself to learn a new skill or hobby, fostering connections with friends through our lifelong learning programs, or bringing your loved ones closer together through our many family-centered activities.

Take a look at our Fall II Program Guide for classes, programs and events taking place Oct 24 – Dec 18, 2016. Members, please register for our Fall 2 session starting on Oct 3; Community Members on Oct 10.


No School, No Problem

Y Vacation Club – October 3 and 12

Even though schools are closed the Stratford YMCA is here for your child care needs. Drop your child off with our experienced child care staff for a fun-filled day of games, activities, arts & crafts, swimming, and more!  Please bring a nut-free lunch, a bathing suit, and a towel. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items, so please leave your electronics at home. Preregistration is required.

Ages: 5-12

Time: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Fees: Members- $50 per day / Community- $100 per day


Join Our LEVEL UP Fitness Challenge

level-up-sept-2016-web-graphicChallenge runs September 26 – October 24

Create an account and Register on ytraak.org/ccc – choose your goal 600 cardio/140 strength; 1200 cardio/400 strength; or 2400 cardio/600 strength minutes.  Once you register, you will be sent a confirmation number and login instructions.  Cardio goals are based on the American Heart Association’s recommendation of at least 150 minutes of cardio exercise per week. Strength goals are based on the American College of Sports Medicine’s recommendation of 20-60 minutes per day, 2-3 days per week.

Work out at the Y, at home or outside. Anywhere that you workout counts towards your goal.

To register for LEVEL UP:  ytraak.org/ccc


Balance & Flex Together

Picture1Move Yourself – Body & Mind

Balance & Flex Together will grow you longer and stronger with an invigorating 60-minute mind-body workout.  It incorporates yoga and Pilates fundamentals with athletic training for balance, mobility, flexibility and the core. Emotive music drives the experience as you breathe and sweat through this full-body fitness journey. Getting Started Details.

The Class You Pick, The Experience You Remember! Experience Balance & Flex Together! Class days and times are listed in Group Exercise Schedule posted on our schedules web page.


Refer Your Friends to Join the Y!

Membership Drive June 2014 Image BlueWhen a friend you’ve referred joins the Y, we’ll thank you by giving you a FREE membership month.

There’s no limit to how many friends you refer and there’s no limit to how many FREE months you can receive.

Being with friends is always more fun for you and your family.

Take advantage of sharing the Y with your friends today!


Commit to Get Wet!

Picture1Aquatic Challenge – Swim Manhattan Island

Challenge yourself to virtually swim around New York’s Manhattan Island!  It’s a total of 28.5 miles – 51,160 yards. You can do it in the Y’s pool!

Dates: September 26 – October 31

Ages: 14 and up

When you register at our Welcome Center, you will be given a Manhattan Island Pool Swim Challenge log to track your progress. Aquatic Challenge Log

Swim the distance and more!  Log your swims through October 31 and receive a YMCA water bottle!


Change Your Choices, Change Your Life

2012-03-24_KSCY-1357_rgbJoin our HEALTHY LIFESTYLE PROGRAM for positive, healthy and lifelong change

Join the YMCA Healthy Lifestyle program to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating healthier, increasing physical activity, and weight loss.

Program Benefits:

  • Led by a trained lifestyle coach
  • Small group setting
  • Learn about healthy eating and physical activity
  • Reduce body weight
  • 16 One hour sessions followed by 8 monthly sessions

Register for an information session today!  Dates and times can be found on the schedules page of our web site.


Prevention. Lifestyle. Support.

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes reduce their risk for developing the disease by taking steps that will improve their overall health and well-being.  Research by the National Institutes of Health has shown that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58%, and 71% in adults over the age of 60. Click Here to find out if you qualify. To get a feeling for the class and more information about the program, watch this video.

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School Age Before/After School Program

Engage Beyond the School Day!  Register now for the School Year!

You can relax knowing that with us, your kids are getting their daily dose of fun, homework assistance, character development, cultural enrichment and fitness with the Y.  We offer Comprehensive State Certified After School Program for youth in Kindergarten through 6th grade.

The YMCA offers Before and After School Child Care for students who attend Stratford public schools.

Family Registration Fee:  $50 non-refundable.  This is an annual fee that is due at the time of registration.

2016-2017 SACC Registration Packet

2016-2017 Stratford Y SACC Parent Handbook

Before School Care

Before School Care is offered at the YMCA, Stratford Academy and Wilcoxson.  Busing to school is provided.  Drop off for this program begins at 6:45 am

Time:  6:45 am until the start of the school day

Cost:  Members:  $205/per month; Community members:  $308/per month

After School Care

The program also provides care on regularly scheduled half days.  Chapel, Eli Whitney, Franklin, Nichols, Second Hill Lane, Victoria Soto School, Wilcoxson and Johnson House at Stratford Academy.  Lordship and Honeyspot are bused by the Board of Education to Stratford Academy.

Time:  Dismissal until 6:00pm.

Cost:  

5 days/week:  Members:  $265/per month; Community members:  $398/per month

3 days/week:  Members:  $175/per month; Community members:  $263/per month

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, visit this website. This site provides information on how the program works, who is eligible, and more. http://www.ctcare4kids.com/


Y Fun Club

On days when Stratford Public Schools are closed for inclement weather, the Stratford Y offers programming for school-age children. Located at the main YMCA, and students can spend the day in a safe and fun environment challenging their friends to board games, creating art projects, swimming, and much more.  Pre-register today for our Y Fun Club, date to-be-determined. We will accept children as space and staff requirements allow.

Children need to bring a nut-free lunch, a bathing suit and towel, and appropriate clothes to play outdoors (snow clothes, extra pants, socks, boots, hats, gloves, etc.).

Ages: Grades K-6

Time:  8 am – 6 pm

 


Zumba® Kids

The Zumba® Kids program is the ultimate dance-fitness party for kids where they can play it loud and rock with friends! This program features age-appropriate music and moves that get kids movin’ to the beat. It’s all about feeling fearless on the dance floor, reinforcing the idea that it’s okay to just be yourself and dance like no one’s watching. Preregistration is required.

AGES: 5 – 8

 


NAEYC Accredited Preschool Program

Learn Grow Thrive

Ages: 3-4 years

Our preschool program uses the CT Preschool Curriculum and Assessment Framework.  Our preschool provides a wide variety of opportunities for each child to explore and learn in a safe and nurturing environment designed to meet each child’s individual need.

Activities include:

  • Center based learning
  • Indoor/outdoor movement
  • Arts and crafts
  • Science
  • Field trips
  • Story time
  • Music and movement
  • Circle time with Preschool learning and Kindergarten readiness

To be enrolled, children must be three years of age by December 31, and must be fully toilet trained.  A $50 non-refundable Family Registration Fee is due at the time of registration.

Half Day Preschool:
9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  Members $325.00/month  Community Participants $490.00/month

Full Day Preschool:
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Members $585.00/month  Community Participants $880.00/month

Extended Day Preschool:
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Members $735.00/month   Community Participants $1,105.00/month

2016-2017 CCC YMCA Preschool Registration Forms   CCC Y Early Learning Centers Parent Handbook

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 their website. You can look at the site to find out how the program works, who is eligible, and more. http://www.ctcare4kids.com/


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