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At the YMCA, we create brighter futures as the largest provider in Meriden of quality child care programs for infants through middle school age students.

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Infants & Toddlers (6 weeks to 36 months)

The Meriden YMCA Infant and Toddlers programs create a safe, nurturing environment for families and children to grow together.

We enjoy accompanying parents through their journey and the developmental milestones during the growth and development period most crucial from infancy to toddlerhood. Our goal is to assist children in developing their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical skills while preparing for a sound educational future.

We have two options for taking care of your child while you work:

1.The Meriden YMCA Infant and Toddler Learning Center at 95/99 Main Street in South Meriden

The Meriden YMCA Infant and Toddler Learning Center seeks to serve the community by providing a proven, safe, learning environment. Within the classroom we make it possible for teachers to teach and children to learn. Providing quality supervision outside of the home for all children we can assure that these children are adequately prepared for preschool and beyond.

This state of the art childcare center creates a comfortable, secure environment which allows for children to develop his or her sense of self-esteem, sense of belonging, and a sense of accomplishment. Our program encourages all families to develop a partnership where we can work together to support each child optimal growth and development. Experienced teaching staff knows just what to do to provide a safe and loving environment for your infant to develop into a prepared toddler.

Our staff provides enriching language and vocabulary skills through daily activities such as group discussions and conversations. We strive to develop an atmosphere that allows children to begin making their own choices, teaching them through hands on play. Each day is filled with activities to foster your child’s growth and development in all areas of the curriculum.

We accept care4kids and offer a sliding fee based service to those who qualify. All children are offered a nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack daily.

To inquire about openings, please call Tina at 203-379-0651 or email her at

2. Meriden YMCA Little Rascals Day Care

Here's what parents say about Little Rascals:

"I love it there! My daughter is always happy to go to daycare!"

"Great place. Awesome staff. Wonderful experience for the kids."

"They are great! The staff is wonderful!"

New enrollments can get up to $25 off weekly payments for first four weeks.

Some restrictions may apply. Please call Courtney at 203-630-0039 or email Courtney at for more information and to schedule an appointment for a visit.

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See photos below of our Infants, Toddlers and Preschool students having some holiday fun!

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See photos below from Meriden Fire Department's Engine Company 5's visit to Meriden YMCA Little Rascals.

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Playing at Little Rascals

The Meriden YMCA was voted Best Day Care in the 2012 Record-Journal Readers Choice Award.

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