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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. 
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.

Southington School Age

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BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL CARE (grades K-8)

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

 


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, quiet 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 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 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

Enrichment

Enrichment

Our enrichment program is for children ages 2 to 3 and is 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.


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

If you should have any questions please contact Marianne Frega, at 860-426-9585 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

IT’S YOUR SUMMER TO SHINE DAY CAMP FOR K-5 AT THE SOUTHINGTON YMCA 

IT’S YOUR SUMMER TO SHINE DAY CAMP FOR K-5 AT THE SOUTHINGTON YMCA

Naciwonki offers one-week summer sessions for children entering K-5. Children have the opportunity to do arts & crafts, team building activities, outdoor games, go on field trips, and more. Naciwonki Summer Adventurers swim Monday to Thursday with the exception of the final session of the summer.* The Y provides a morning and afternoon snack. Children need to bring their own lunch packed with a cold pack. Hours: 9 am — 4 pm (Before and After Care is available for an additional cost).

 

SESSION THEMES

 Week  Theme  Field Trip/Fun Activity  
 6/17 - 6/21 YMCA All Stars Bartlem Park
Apple Valley Bowling
Gymnastics Center
 6/24 - 6/28 Space Invasion Rockwell Park
Page Park
Science tellers
7/1 - 7/5
No care on 7/4
Salute to the Troops Hubbard Park
 7/8 - 7/12 Decades Lyman Orchards
7/15 - 7/19 Pokemon SOCCA
7/22 - 7/26 Ultimate Water Games Inflatables
7/29 - 8/2 Inventors Workshop Children's Museum
8/5 - 8/9 Fantastic Beasts Beardsley Zoo
8/12 - 8/16 Shark Week Inflatables
8/19 - 8/23 NSA's Got Talent Talent Show

 

PRICING PER SESSION

Full — $217 Program —$237
Morning Care (6:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.) Full —$55 Program — $60
After Care (4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.) Full —$33 Program —$38
*Week of 4th of July will be pro-rated:
Full - $174 AM care: $44 PM Care: $27 Program - $190 AM Care: $48 PM Care: $31

 

WHAT WILL YOUR CHILD BE DOING?

Each day will consist of scheduled activities based on weekly themes. Children will have the opportunity to do arts and crafts projects, team building activities, water activities and indoor/outdoor games. Also, all campers will have the option to swim two days a week. There will be no swimming for the last 2-4 sessions. *If a child misses a testing day (Monday or Tuesday) they will not be allowed to swim on the second swim day. We will be going on occasional bussed field trips, some trips include going to local businesses within walking distance of the YMCA. In the past, we have visited Mystic Aquarium, Connecticut Science Center, Wickham Park, and Pralines Ice Cream.

 

WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD BRING TO CAMP?

  • A non-perishable lunch. No heat ups or refrigeration is offered. Must have an icepack.
  • Sunscreen/bug spray (with proper topical medical form) labeled with your child's first and last name.
  • Sneakers (no open toed shoes)
  • A bathing suit, towel and a change of clothes including undergarments for water play and swimming.
  • A water bottle

OPEN HOUSE

Thurs., May 2 | 6-7 p.m. in the Main YMCA Room 206.

 

ORIENTATION

Wed., May 29 | 6-7 p.m. in the Main YMCA Room 206 (Children are welcome)

 

REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Download the registration packet here or pick one up at the YMCA Learning Center

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Our goal is to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to enroll in Naciwonki Summer Adventures. For questions or concerns regarding financial assistance, please contact Amber Knight at (860) 426-9515 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Caroline Roy, School Age Programming Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 860-426-9587

Nicole Guerra, School Age Director
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 860-426-9547

 

*Swimming schedule is subject to change depending on the pool schedule.

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Saturday Sitters

Saturday Sitters

Saturday Sitters in no longer offered at the Southington YMCA, please contact the Front Desk at 860-628-5597 for alternative Child Care offerings. 

 

 

Y-Time

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 OCCASIONAL SUMMER CHILD CARE 

Y-Time is for families needing occasional care throughout the summer. Each week has a theme and a daily “special” activity. Daily activities may include organized group games, arts and crafts, walking trips, outdoor games, and water activities. The Y will provide a morning snack. Children should have lunch and an afternoon snack with an ice pack.

Who: Kids ages 4 to 10 years old
When: First Monday In July to 2nd to last Friday in August from 7:30AM to 4PM. For specific dates contact the YMCA learning center
What: Summertime childcare just when you need it. Register now for this summer then simply call the day before or day of to secure their spot on the day you choose. Already know what days you need care? Reserve their spot any time.
To Register: Complete a registration packet today and select the days you need later. Download the registration packet at sccymca.org/registration-forms. Return it to the Learning Center (30 High Street). Payment is credit card only.

Ask about the 2nd child discount—$1 off the hourly rate!

Stay tuned for a Y-Time Informational Open House in early May!

 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.

For more information on our Y-Time program at the Southington YMCA please contact the YMCA Learning Center at 860-621-8130.

 

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

Non Members: $81 per day

Download our Fun Day/Snow Day Flyer

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

Fun Day Dates and Themes - Facilitated by YMCA School Age staff at the Main YMCA

Fun Days 2019-2020

Date

Theme

 

 

October 14th, 2019

Camp Sloper Day

 

 

November 5th, 2019

Going Green

 

 

November 11th, 2019

Home of the Brave

   

November 27th, 2019

We are Thankful for....

 

 

December 23rd, 2019

Winter Wonderland

   

December 26th, 2019

PJ Day

 

 

December 27th, 2019

Toyland

 

 

December 30th, 2019

Frozen

 

 

January 20th, 2020

Magical Creatures

 

 

February 17th, 2020

Camp Sloper Day

 

 

February 18th, 2020

Zero Gravity

 

 

April 13th, 2020

Angry Birds

 

 

April 14th, 2020

Minions

 

 

April 15th, 2020

Jumanji

 

 

April 16th, 2020

Ghostbusters

 

 

April 17th, 2020

Star Wars

 

 

 

 

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 8:00am

Children must be picked up before 5:30pm

*Please note there is no extended care for Snow 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 Nicole Guerra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 860-426-9547.

 

 

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. The program runs MWF from 9-1 for our 4-year-olds. Children will bring a morning snack and lunch from home. 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.

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.

Nursery School

Nursery School

Our partial-day, partial-week Nursery School program is a state licensed program. Our four year old Nursery School meets on MWF with enrollment options of 9:00am-11:30am or 9:00-1:00pm. Our three year old Nursery School meets on T and TH from 9:00am-11:30am. Nursery School curriculum follows the Early Learning Development Standards 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 pull-ups.  

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.

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.