Public Childcare

Kids in a group

Below you will find Public Childcare the Hamden Community most commonly used by families in the Hamden Public Schools. Please take a moment and look at the information that has been provided. Please contact the providers if you are interested to find out more. Click on the links below to learn more about each program.

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.

Right at School - Before and After School Care

Right at School is a high-quality program that will begin in 2019-20 school year, and offer high quality before and/or after school care for students in grades K-6 at their elementary schools.