YMCA Children’s Center

YMCA Children's Center

School Age Program

Children at YMCA Children's Center

With so many demands on today’s families, parents need all the support they can get. That’s why childcare at the Y is about more than looking after kids. It’s about nurturing their development by providing a safe place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self- reliance through the Y values of caring, honesty, responsibility and respect.

At the Y, kids are offered a wide range of opportunities and activities to nurture their interests and explore the world around them. Our year round, experienced staff provides students with academic support and a safe nurturing environment critical to academic success. Our focus on Healthy Living and use of the Food and Fun Curriculum promotes good nutrition habits and allows for plenty of opportunity for physical activity on our large outdoor playgrounds and fields. Bethel School children arrive and depart on Bethel School buses and the YMCA provides transportation to Shelter Rock, South Street, and Ellsworth Avenue Schools.

Registration forms can be downloaded here or picked up and dropped off at the YMCA Children’s Center in Bethel at 57 Grassy Plain Street.  Please call ahead to verify there is space available for your child this session.

Our Safety Precautions

We follow the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood COVID-19 Guidelines

  • Frequent hand washing
  • Social distancing
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting
  • Masks required for staff and children 3 years old and older
  • Daily health screenings

Hours of Operation

Monday- Friday         7:30am-5:30pm

For more information, contact:

Debbie D’Ostillio
School Age Care Director

  • Afterschool enrichment activities
  • Homework assistance
  • Fitness & Nutrition
  • iPad and SMART Board Technology
  • STEM, ART, & TEAM Building Activities
  • Tuition assistance available
  • Secure building

Fees Due Upon Registration

$35 Registration Fee

$300 Deposit

Weekly Rate Times Bethel Students Danbury Students (transportation included)
Before School Only 7:30am-9:00am $108 $115
After School Only 3:00pm-5:30pm $151 $158
Before and After School 7:30am-9:00am / 3:00pm-5:30pm $179 $186
Daily Rate Times Bethel Students Danbury Students (transportation included)
Before School Only 7:30am-9:00am $25/day $27/day
After School Only 3:00pm-5:30pm $42/day $44/day
Before and After School 7:30am-9:00am / 3:00pm-5:30pm $52/day $54/day
  • All Weekly rates are flat rates. If you choose not to come your full weekly tuition is still due. For Before School participants, days off due to the weather, one-day school holidays and two-hour delays are included in the tuition. For Afterschool participants, early dismissals, one-day school holidays and days off from school due to weather are included in the tuition rate.
  • Daily rates are flat rates and include one day school holidays, days off from school due to weather, two-hour delays for Before School only participants and early dismissals only if it occurs on the days you are registered for.Days may not be switched.
  • There are only a certain number of slots in each classroom allocated for Part Time. Part Time slots will be granted on a first come-first served basis.
  • Tuition may be different for Spring and Winter break depending on the school calendar. If you chose not to come these weeks, your regular weekly tuition is still due.
  • Tuition is a yearly rate, charged on a weekly basis and will be due regardless of facility closings and absences due to vacations or illness.
The Main Pool will be closed Thursday, 5/26 at 2PM and all day Friday, 5/27. It will be open Sat & Sun for LAP SWIM 7AM - 3:45PM and FAMILY/OPEN SWIM 12PM - 3:45PM,
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