Childcare That Fits Your Schedule

YMCA Childcare Mission

To foster the ongoing development of all children with quality, affordable and accessible child care programs which ensure each child a positive, safe and nurturing environment in collaboration with families, schools and community.

The Waterbury YMCA offers Before and After School care for students and families.  Our program offers children the enrichment and support they need mirroring what happens in their schools.  We also offer parents and families the support they need through a flexible daily schedule.


  • Homework Help
  • Character Development
  • Arts/ STEM
  • Gym/ Outside Play
  • Physical Activities
  • Social and Emotional Skills
  • Nutritional Education & Snacks
  • Student-Centered Focus
  • Well Trained Staff
  • State Licensed

Waterbury Before & After School Care

On Site Care at the Greater Waterbury YMCA

Before School Care services are available at the YMCA from 6:30 AM until bus pick up, Monday through Friday for students from Bunker Hill, Regan, Kingsbury, Bucks Hill, Maloney, Driggs, and Rotella.

After School Care services are available on site from bus drop off until 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday, for students attending Driggs, Duggan, Regan, Bucks Hill, Maloney, Kingsbury, Reed, Carrington, Brass City Charter, Bunker Hill, Wilson, and Wendell Cross Schools.  

Off Site Care

The YMCA provides after school care at Chase (serving Chase and Rotella), Generali, and Gilmartin (serving Gilmartin, and Hopeville) and Tinker.

With any questions, contact Emily Powell, School Age Childcare Director.

Watertown Before & After School Care

Off Site Care

The YMCA provides before school care from 7:00 AM- 8:45 AM and after school care from 2:45 PM – 6:00 PM pm at John Trumbull, Judson, and Polk Schools.

With any questions, contact Adam Dubois, Camp Director.

Summer Sunshine at Gilmartin School


Summer Sunshine is open Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Extended care is available from 7:00 am - 6:00 pm.
Fees: ($155/Weekly); Extended Care 7:00 am - 6:00 pm ($170/Weekly)

Summer Sunshine is a state-licensed program for children ages 5-12 held at Gilmartin School. Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack are all included! Enjoy weekly swim sessions at the YMCA, field trips and a wide range of outdoor activities. Registration ends the Friday before each session by 3:00 pm. To register, parents must include completed application with deposit, current physical and immunization record and med forms if applicable. Transportation is not provided.

Summer Sunshine Contact Information:

Summer Sunshine Director, Emily Powell
203.754.9622 x123
Gilmartin School: 94 Spring Lake Rd, Waterbury, CT 06706
Mailing Address: 136 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702 ATTN: Emily Powell

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Ready to Apply?

Completed applications for Before & After School Care can be dropped off at the Greater Waterbury YMCA, mailed, emailed or faxed. Additional forms are available for Waterbury and Watertown Before & After School Care and Summer Sunshine.

Download Application

Additional Forms