Child Care


No School, No Worries

November 6

Even though schools are closed, the Stratford YMCA is here for your child care needs. Drop your child off with our experienced 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. Registration ends two days before event so we can staff properly.

  • Grades: 5-12
  • 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
  • Members- $50 |   Community- $100

Additional Info: All participants not currently in the before/after school program or summer camp program will need to complete a registration packet, provide a current health form, and medication/medication authorization form, if needed, prior to attending the Y Vacation Club.


Create the Imaginable

Learn to Paint at the Y

YMCA art classes encourage self-expression and critical thinking while developing your child’s imagination and building their self-esteem.  Exposure to the arts creates a better understanding of the various cultures and backgrounds that make up our community and helps foster uplifting relationships.

AGES:  6 –10

WHEN: Fridays, November 5 to December 7 (no class 11/23)

REGISTER: Online or In-Person $65- Facility Members / $130- Community Members

Please register in advance as space is limited.


Parent’s Night Out

Fun time For all!

Let our YMCA staff lead your kids on October 26 in fun group games, swim time, crafts, a snack and other activities while making some new friends! Kids — Halloween costumes are encouraged. Please bring a suit & towel. Preregistration is required. Registration ends two days before event so we can staff properly.

Additional Info: All participants not currently in the before/after school program or summer camp program will need to complete a registration packet, provide a current health form, and medication/medication authorization form, if needed, prior to attending the Parent Night Out.

When: October 26, 2018 5:30 pm-8:30 pm

Who:  Ages 5-12

Fees: Members- $15 | Community- $30


Time to Explore

Mad Scientists Club

Our NEW Mad Scientists Club will engage children in a variety of activities centering around Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Join us every Wednesday night, October 31 to December 6, for learning and fun with motivational Y staff.  Children will work hands on, making and creating different projects from slime, to crystal stars, to their own mousetraps!

This program is for scientists aged 6-10 from 7-7:45pm.

Register in advance or contact Ashley for more information at afedak@cccymca.org.

Fee: $50 for Facility Members, $100 for Community Members


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.

CCCY 2018_19 SACC Registration and Release Packet     CCC Y SACC Field Trip Rec Swim 2018-2019     Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization

Stratford Y SACC Parent Handbook 2018-19

BEFORE SCHOOL CARE

The YMCA offers Before School Child Care for students who attend Stratford Academy, Nichols, Wilcoxson, Eli Whitney, Franklin, Second Hill Lane, Victoria Soto, and Chapel schools. The before school program includes recreational and enrichment activities. Drop off for this program begins at 6:45am.

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

After School Care

The YMCA provides extended-day child care to children in grades K-6. After School Child Care is provided for students at Second Hill Lane, Stratford Academy, Franklin, Lordship, Nichols, Chapel, Eli Whitney, Victoria Soto and Wilcoxson schools. The after school program includes a quiet homework time and a variety of recreational activities and games. A snack is provided. The After School Child Care program runs from dismissal to 6:00pm.

Time:  Dismissal until 6:00pm.

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/


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.

Full Day Preschool:9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Extended Day Preschool: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

2018-2019 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/


Y Vacation Club

No School, No Worries

Ages: 5-12 years

Enjoy your days off from school at our Y Vacation Club!  Children should bring a peanut free lunch and appropriate clothing, including a bathing suit and towel.

Time: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

 


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