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.
Time: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Fees: Members- $50 per day / Community- $100 per day
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.
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
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.
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/
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
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.
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
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/
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.
7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Members: $40 per day
Community Members: $80 per day