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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 Child Watch 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. 
If you have any questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., the Southington Community YMCA’s Director of Child Development, directly at 860 426-9541. 

School Age

School Age Program

(Before & After School, grades K-8)
We offer a structured, activity-based program using the YMCA of the USA School-Age curriculum. Program options for children K-5 are M-F, MWF, or TTH with morning and aftercare  available. Bus transportation is included. We provide a variety of activities, including but not limited to, sports, arts & crafts, quite games, science projects, group games, international activities, homework time, indoor and outdoor creative free play, and service learning projects. 


Club-Y
(Aftercare, 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 that opportunity to have more free choices and independence in a supervised enviroment. Club-Y is located at the Main Y building.

If you should have any questions please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 860-426-9587

For pricing, please click here and view our program guide.

Morning Bus Schedule

Before/After Care Bussing Memo

Arts & Enrichment

Arts & Enrichment

Our enrichment programs are for children ages 1 to 6 and are a great way to get them prepared to join our Nursery School or Preschool programs. Each session offers an opportunity for your little one to have socialization through structured play, crafts, songs and stories. We hope to see your family in one of our classes.

Terrific Twos (Ages 2-3)
A great way to introduce your child to socialization, structured play and lots of fun.  A new craft every class.

You and Me Til 3 (Ages 1-3)
A fun way for parents and children to interact. Socialization, gross motor development and fun are stressed. Equipment includes slide, balls, mats, tricycles, balance beam and more. Grandparents are welcome!

Kids in the Kitchen (Ages 3-5)
An exciting and fun way to turn healthy foods into delicious treats. Children get to sample what they make and take home a cookbook at the end of the session. Each session is filled with yummy new surprises.
 

Playtime Plus (Ages 2.5-3.5)
Children play together and develop socialization and communication skills. Story time, songs and gym time are included. Children do not need to be toilet trained to participate in this class.

Three’s A Charm (Ages 3-4)
Not quite ready for nursery school? Children enjoy crafts, songs, stories and gym time. Children do not need to be toilet trained.

Messy Fun (Ages: 3-4)

 

Children use finger paints, glue, play dough and much more to make unique works of art.

 

 

Please see the most current program guide for offerings this session.

If you should have any questions please contact Josie Cusano, at 860-426-9545 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Jump Start

Jump Start

Our full-day, Jump Start program is designed for children who are eligible to start Kindergarten. Program options are M-F (FREE family membership included with full time enrollment), MWF or TTH. The program focuses on Connecticut Common Core Standards including Math, Literacy and Science. Performance standards include relating number to quantity, using complex sentences and vocabulary to describe ideas and experiences, writing to convey meaning and engaging in scientific inquiry. Swimming is included. Extended is care available from 5:30-6:00 PM for an additional fee.

Please note additional enrichment opportunities (i.e. swimming, field trips, special guests, etc.) may be offered in your child’s program and only full time enrollment guarantees that your child will be included in all activities. Part time enrollment may cause your child to miss some of these enrichment opportunities depending on the day(s) your child attends.

Click here for the Jump Start Flyer

 

For more information on our Early Childhood programs at the Southington YMCA please contact Kari Robarge Early Childhood Director at 860-426-9542 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Naciwonki Summer Adventures

Naciwonki Summer Adventures

Naciwonki offers one week summer sessions for children entering K-5. Children will have the opportunity to do arts & crafts, team building activities, outdoor games, and participate on field trips. Children will swim Monday-Thursday. Children will not swim the last week of Naciwonki. (Swimming schedule is subject to change depending on the pool schedule.) The Y will provide a morning and afternoon snack, and children need to come with a lunch with a cold pack.  

• Hours: 9 am — 4 pm (Before and After Care Available for an additional cost)

• Full Members: $210.00
• Program Members: $220.00

NSA Flyer 2017

NSA Brochure 2017

Summer Programming Information


If you should have any questions please contact Nicole Guerra at 860-426-9547 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Saturday Sitters

Saturday Sitters

Let us introduce Bri Reney as our new Saturday Sitters Coordinator.  Bri has worked for the Southington Community YMCA for 8 years and 4 years in Saturday Sitters.  Bri has a master’s degree in clinical social work with a concentration in children and families.  She enjoys hiking and other outside sports. 

The YMCA offers you a chance to go out for dinner, go to a movie, do some shopping or just relax while we provide a safe and fun environment for your child (ren). Saturday Sitters includes dinner, crafts, and organized games. Saturday Sitters runs every second Saturday of each month from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. We will also be adding in more Saturdays throughout the year so keep an eye out for extra nights we will be available! Parents get a night out and your child gets a night of fun under the supervision of highly trained YMCA staff.

The Saturday sitters program is open for children 3 yrs of age to fifth grade. All children must be completely potty-trained and out of pull ups. Pre-registration is required and a registration packet is to be completed and returned to the YMCA by the first Saturday you will be attending. This program is held at the YMCA Learning Center. Please call (860)621-8130 for more info. Space is limited!

For any information regarding Saturday Sitters please contact us at 860-621-8130.

Y-Time

Y-Time

This program is for families needing occasional care throughout the summer. Program runs M-F from 7:30AM-4:00PM with hourly and daily rates, and is open to children 4-10 years of age. Each week has a theme and we have a daily "special activity." Daily activities may include: organized group games, arts & crafts, walking trips, outdoor games, and water activities. The Y will provide a morning and afternoon snack. For children staying most of the day in Y-Time packed lunches must have a cold pack. Children must be fully toilet trained and out of pull ups.

Y-Time Flyer

Summer Programming Information

 

For more information on our Y-Time program at the Southington YMCA please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director of Child Development at 860-426-9541 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Snow/Fun Days

Fun Days
(children ages K-8 at the main Y)

Children will participate in several age appropriate activities including outdoor games, contests, sports, arts and crafts and occasional field trips. Please pack a lunch with an ice pack.  We do not heat or refrigerate lunches.  A morning and afternoon snack will be provided.  Please send your child with appropriate attire for indoor/outdoor activities (no open toed shoes; swimsuits/snowsuits if indicated).  Children will be divided into groups according to age.  

Time:  Drop off begins at 6:30am

Children must be picked up before 5:30pm

*Please note there is no extended care for Fun Days*

Registration:  Opens September 15th; You may purchase any days from October through April

*Any Fun Days in June and August will be available for purchase April 15th*

 

Full Member:  $56 per day

Program Member $71 per day

 

If you should have any questions please contact Caroline Roy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 860-426-9587

Please click here to view the most current Fun Day flyer!

Fun Day dates and themes:

Date:                                      Theme:

February 20, 2017

Facilitated by YMCA Camp Sloper staff

February 21, 2017

Crazy Concoctions

April 10, 2017

Icecream Madness

April 11, 2017

Star Wars Bowling

April 12, 2017

Mad About Science

April 13, 2017

Futuristic Fun

 

Snow Days 
(children K-8th at main Y)

When Southington Public and Parochial schools are closed due to inclement weather, the Y will hold a Snow Day.  Children will participate in several age appropriate activities including organized games, contests, arts and crafts and sports.  Please pack a lunch with an ice pack.  We do not heat or refrigerate lunches.  A morning and afternoon snack will be provided.  Children will be divided into groups according to age. 

Time:Drop off begins at 7:00am

Children must be picked up before 5:30pm

*Please note there is no extended care for Fun Days*

 

Registration:  Opens September 15th

Additional paperwork is required for medication or any other specific care needs. 

You may purchase one day at time. You may register for the next snow day at the membership services desk once the previous snow day has occurred. To cancel a snow day and receive credit you must contact us by 5pm the day before the anticipated snow day. 

Full Member:  $48 per day
Program Member $63 per day

If you should have any questions please contact Caroline Roy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 860-426-9587

 

 

Nursery School Plus

Nursery School Plus

Children will participate in the regular nursery school program and then have additional time with teachers for more individualized instruction with an emphasis on Pre-K readiness skills, including activities in math, science and literacy. Program runs MWF from 9-1 for our 4 year olds. Children will bring lunch from home and be provided with a morning snack. Swimming is included on Fridays. This program will be located in our early childhood classrooms on the 2nd floor in the main Y building. Children must be fully toilet trained and out of pull ups.

Please note additional enrichment opportunities (i.e. swimming, field trips, special guests, etc.) may be offered in your child’s program and only full time enrollment guarantees that your child will be included in all activities. Part time enrollment may cause your child to miss some of these enrichment opportunities depending on the day(s) your child attends.


For more information on our Early Childhood programs at the Southington YMCA please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Early Childhood Director at 860-426-9542 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nursery School

Nursery School

Our partial-day, partial-week Nursery School program is a state licensed program offering classes MWF from 9-11:30AM or and TTH from 9-11:30AM for our 3 year olds. Nursery School curriculum follows the CT Preschool Framework and is located in the secure, spacious and stimulating environment of our early childhood classrooms on the 2nd floor in the main YMCA building. Swimming is included for 4 year olds. Children must be fully toilet trained and out of pullups.  

Please note additional enrichment opportunities (i.e. swimming, field trips, special guests, etc.) may be offered in your child’s program and only full time enrollment guarantees that your child will be included in all activities. Part time enrollment may cause your child to miss some of these enrichment opportunities depending on the day(s) your child attends.

For more information on our Early Childhood programs at the Southington YMCA please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Early Childhood Director at 860-426-9542 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Preschool

Southington YMCA Preschool

Our full-day, preschool program is a state licensed program and is located in the secure, spacious and stimulating enviroment of our YMCA Learning Center. Program options are M-F (Free Family Membership included), MWF or TTH. Teachers focus on social, emotional, creative, physical and cognitive skills. We follow the CT Preschool Framework curriculum. Children must be 3 years old by December 31st for a fall start. Additional enrichment opportunities may include an introduction to yoga and gymnastics. Children must be fully toilet trained and out of pullups. 

Please note additional enrichment opportunities (i.e. swimming, field trips, special guests, etc.) may be offered in your child’s program and only full time enrollment guarantees that your child will be included in all activities. Part time enrollment may cause your child to miss some of these enrichment opportunities depending on the day(s) your child attends.

For more information on our Early Childhood programs at the Southington YMCA please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Early Childhood Director at 860-426-9542 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.