Kids Club

About Kids Club

The Darien YMCA's Kids Club is an ideal after-school program for children of active and working parents. Kids Club is a state-licensed program designed for children age 3 through 5th grade. Participating children can ride the “Y Bus” directly from their Darien school to the Kids Club program held at the Darien YMCA. There they are met by the Kids Club staff who create a supportive environment for after-school fun. Children may stay as late as 6:30 PM.

Our goals are to promote self-confidence and social growth through daily projects and team activities and to encourage responsibility among children, for example, in carefully completing their homework. Children of similar ages are placed in small groups. Depending on the age of the children in the group, typical activities include homework time, indoor/outdoor games, snacks, arts and crafts, swimming, cooking, and special events. Whether in the pool or the classroom, Kids Club incorporates the national YMCA’s values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility in its curriculum.

Kids Club follows the Darien public school calendar. The program operates during early dismissal time and
conference days. We welcome children of all abilities.

For further info, contact

John Novak, Youth Development Director of School Age Child Care
(203) 655-8228 ext 1331 or

Kids Club Fees and Registration

Registration for the 2023 - 2024 school year begins on Monday, May 15, 2023.  

Monthly fee September - May (no payments for June)
Pre-School - 5th Grade:

Drop In5 Days4 Days3 Days2 Days1 Day
$50 per day$557$460$372$271$179

Payments are equally divided across 9 months. Children enrolling in June only will pay a pro-rated fee. Fees are not adjusted for months that have vacation days.

Registration is done ON LINE. All monthly fees are processed on the 20th of every month for the following month. 1st payment will be processed on August 20th.  $50 deposit due at the time of registration.

Participants must be a Member of the Darien YMCA at the time of registration and must remain current through the entire school year.