On this page you will find school related resources within our school community as well as a list of resources gathered from our surrounding community. For instance, you may be looking for an after school program, educational tools to help your child's academics, information on how to register at our school, the school's parent/student handbook, and much more...

Parent/Student Handbook

Please click on the button below to download the PDF file.


Public Childcare in Hamden

Keefe Community Center





(Download the programs brochure HERE)




Regular hours: Monday - Friday 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Early school dismissal hours: 12:00 - 5:30pm

School vacations: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Some holidays and school vacation days: 8:30 - 5:30pm

State of Connecticut Office of Early Childhood Division of Licensing program.

Field trips, enrichment activities, homework help, music, arts and crafts. Transportation from area schools & healthy daily snacks offered.

  • Sliding Fee Scale
  • Hamden residents only

For more information please contact Martina Ramos, Head Teacher at 203-777-2610 ext. 1118 or e-mail  or Sally Nutcher, Childcare Director 203-777-2610 ext. 1121 or e-mail






Every school day the Hamden/North Haven Y provides a safe, healthy and enriching environment for the children of Hamden and North Haven in our state-licensed child care programs.  While children are in the care of our trained and certified staff at their elementary schools, you have peace of mind at work knowing that your child is engaged in activities that will enhance youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Hamden School Age Child Care sites:

  • Bear Path Elementary
  • Church Street Elementary
  • Dunbar Hill Elementary (serving Ridge Hill School)
  • Helen Street Elementary
  • Shepherd Glenn Elementary (serving Ridge Hill School with before school care and serving Wintergreen Magnet)
  • Spring Glen Elementary
  • West Woods Elementary

North Haven School Age Child Care sites:

  • Clintonville Elementary (also serving Montowese School)
  • Green Acres School (also serving Ridge Road School)

For more information or to register your child for the school year, please contact Erin Kelly at 203-248-6361 or

CCCY 2018_19 SACC Registration and Release Packet     CCC Y SACC Field Trip Rec Swim 2018-2019     Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization

Hamden/North Haven Y SACC Parent Handbook 2018-19

Care 4 Kids helps low to moderate income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. This program is sponsored by the State of Connecticut’s Department of Social Services (also called DSS).  To learn more about Care 4 Kids, take a look at this website. You can look at the site to find out how the program works, who is eligible, and more.


The Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center of Hamden, CT directly serves parents with children from prenatal to kindergarten as well as families with children in Hamden Elementary Schools. Our services enhance parenting, promote family involvement with the schools, and help children to succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. The Family Resource Center believes that parents are their child’s first and most important teachers.

Family Play & Learn Group

  • Interactions between Parents & Children Enhancing experiences
  • Hands on Learning Experiences
  • Socialization
  • Routines Learning
September thru June
MON. & WED.: Church Street School Location
TUES. & THUR.: Ridge Hill School Location
Time: 10:00am-11:30am

Programs for Families

  • Play & Learn groups    
  • Personal visits using the “Parents As Teachers” curriculum
  • Group Connections
  • Circle of Security
  • Raising a Reader
  • Transition to Kindergarten
  • Family literacy activities in collaboration with Hamden Adult Education including child care at no charge
  • Collaboration with Hamden's Partnership for Young Children (HPYC) to offer training and Support for home and center based child care providers 
  • Resources and referrals to local services

There are two locations for the Family Resource Center

For more information please contact Guadalupe Kuilan, The FRC Coordinator at either location.


Church Street School

95 Church Street
Hamden, CT 06514
Phone: (203) 407-3111
Fax: (203) 407-5860 

Ridge Hill School

(Satellite Program)
120 Carew Road
Hamden, CT  06517
Phone: (203) 407-3111
Fax: (203) 407-5860 

Keefe Community Center Assistance


11 Pine Street
Hamden, CT 065145
Phone: (203) 562-5129
Fax: (203) 562-2026

Community Services Coordinator: Y'Isiah Lopes

Fuel Assistance

The Keefe Center can provide fuel assistance to persons up to 59 years of age. Income documentation is required. Once someone is 60 years of age or over, please call Elderly Services at 203-287-2547 for fuel assistance.

Thanksgiving and Christmas Meals

You must call 203-562-5129. Documentation of residency and family members is required.

Eviction Issue

If you live in Hamden, you may call the Keefe Center at 203-562-5129 to see if there is an eviction pending.

Rental and Mortgage Assistance

When funding is available, we can provide one-month rent to families who meet the program guidelines. Call 203-562-5129.


We provide scholarships for Hamden children to attend Hamden summer camp programs. You must provide income documentation to qualify.


First Student Bus


Connect with your local First Student Branch.


For any issues that need immediate assistance, please call the local First Student office at 203-288-2887 .

For all other issues or concerns, please click on the link below witch will take you to the website. Fill out the form. Please be specific by including the route or bus number, location of your bus stop and the school district your child attends. This equips the managers with the best information to address the issue.


Math Resources


Dream Box Logo

DreamBox Learning is a K-8 digital math program that adapts lessons based on the needs of each learner. The students work in a fun and engaging learning environment to raise their achievement and better prepare them for future success.

To Access DreamBox

Students can access their account using a picture password or the last four digits of their student ID #. You can either access DreamBox here by clicking on the portal link or you can download the DreamBox Learning Math App on an iPad.

Church Street School Code is: yms/fj8n


For access to DreamBox click here


Download the app onto your iPad

Math Words and Ideas

This digital resource can be used to review topics, explore different strategies, and most importantly it can be very helpful in completing homework assignments.

Click on the appropriate grade level below:

Grade K Grade 1  Grade 2  Grade 3  Grade 4  Grade 5  

Math Tools

Need easy access to a math tool?  Click here to use any of the following:
Bar Diagrams, Calculator, Clocks, Counters, Data and Graphs, Fractions, Geometry, Money, Hundred Chart, Number Line, Stickers.

Math Tools

Math Games

This link can be used to access digital versions of grade appropriate games that are played in class.
Click on the appropriate grade level below:

Grade K Grade 1  Grade 2  Grade 3  Grade 4  Grade 5  

Math Fact Fluency-Addtion/Subtracton