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Children are like sponges – they watch and absorb knowledge, skills and values from everything and everyone around them. At the Y, we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. That’s why our child care, afterschool and Amazing Kids Club programs are staffed with people who understand the cognitive, physical and social development of kids, the need children have to feel connected and supported in trying new things, and the caring and reinforcement parents and families need to help each other. At the Y, babies develop trust and security, preschoolers experience early literacy and learn about their world, and school-age kids make friends, learn new skills and do homework. Most importantly, children learn how to be their best selves.

That makes for confident kids today, and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow. 

School Age Program
(Before & After School, grades PreK-6)
We offer a structured, activity-based program using the YMCA of the USA School-Age curriculum framework for a variety of enriching activities. Our program provides:

  • A stimulating environment promoting spiritual, physical, social, emotional and cognitive development.
  • An opportunity for children to have fun, make new friends, learn, grow and develop.
  • A safe, supervised environment that is licensed by the State of CT.
  • An accommodating schedule that includes half days and delayed openings.
  • Activities are well balanced and include: sports, arts & crafts, quiet games, science projects, group games, international activities, homework time, indoor or outdoor creative free play, service learning projects and a variety of clubs.
  • YMCA character development values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.


If you have any questions, please contact Chrissy Cassesse, the Cheshire Branch & Association Child Care Director, directly at 203.272.3150 x510.

Cheshire YMCA

The Cheshire Community YMCAs School Age Childcare provides a safe and fun environment by being a primary resource for the children or working parents.  The staff are positive role models who work to instill the YMCA values in a comfortable and nurturing environment.

YMCA School Age Before Care
(PreK to 6)
The Cheshire Community YMCA provides before school care for four elementary schools, Darcey, Doolittle, Highland and Norton. This program is held at the child’s home school.  This is a state-licensed program that begins at 6:30am.

YMCA School Age After Care
(PreK to 6)
The Cheshire Community YMCA also provides after school care for all elementary school children at our five state-licensed sites. Activities include homework help, arts and crafts,  recreational games, indoor and outdoor play. Our after school programs run at Chapman, Darcey, Doolittle, Highland and Norton Schools. After care begins at school dismissal time and runs until 6pm. Limited spaces are available, please call for information. 

Darcey School Preschool and Kindergarten Students
The Cheshire Community YMCA provides before and after school care at Darcey School for children attending preschool and kindergarten at Darcey School.

To sign up, download registration forms here. The $50 non-refundable registration fee is due upon turning in registration forms.

For more information, please contact Lisa Zaborowski at 203-272-3150 x509.

Southington YMCA

Fun, Active and Peace-Of-Mind
Reliable after school childcare in your neighborhood.

For children in grades K-8. Choose M-F, MWF or TTH.

To sign up, download registration forms here. The $50 non-refundable registration fee is due upon turning in registration forms.


BEFORE SCHOOL CARE 

6:30 AM until bus pickup/when school begins
Locations: 
Derynoski 
Y-Site (at the Main Y): for Flanders, Kelley, Hatton, Oshana, South End, Strong, Thalberg, Southington Catholic, and Middle School Students

AFTER SCHOOL CARE 

From when school lets out until 5:30 PM.*

*Extended care until 6 PM for an additional cost.

Program Activities: Homework Club, Arts & Crafts, Table Top Games, Science Projects, and Indoor and Outdoor Group Games!

Locations: 

Derynoski
Flanders
Hatton
Oshana 
Thalberg
Y-Site (at the Main Y): for South End, Kelley, Strong and Southington Catholic students
Club-Y (at the Main Y): for Middle School students

Club-Y
(Before & After School, Grades 6-8)
The Club-Y program is a state-licensed after-school program for middle school students. Program options are M-F, MWF, or TTH with bus transportation provided. This program provides students the opportunity to have more free choices and independence in a supervised environment. Club-Y is located at the Main Y building.

If you should have any questions please contact Emily Snow at esnow@sccymca.org or 860-426-9587.