Welcome to YWCA New Britain Childcare.  At YWCA New Britain, we know that looking for a high-quality childcare center can be stressful and overwhelming, but finding the right program can also be rewarding for your family.

YWCA New Britain is a leader in quality care and education for children.  We provide convenient, affordable childcare in a safe and nurturing environment while promoting the development of young children.  Our kids love the variety of activities and the opportunity to make new friends.  Parents love the safe, stimulating, and inviting atmosphere and the mature and trained teachers.  You can go to work having peace of mind knowing that your child is learning, growing, and having fun.


  • High-quality, affordable, year-round care and education

  • Highly trained and qualified teaching and administrative staff

  • Accreditation by the NAEYC Academy for Early Childhood Program

  • Over 35 years of experience providing care to children

  • A play-based approach to address the development of the whole child

  • Trusting relationships between caregivers, children, and their families

  • Developmentally appropriate curriculums

  • Nutritious breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack provided daily at no additional cost

  • Special educational services provided by the New Britain Board of Education

  • A secure facility utilizing ID badges to enter the building

  • A central location with accessibility to the highway and bus routes

  • Discounts available to families with multiple children enrolled in the program

  • Care 4 Kids accepted (click here to view important income eligibility changes for new and existing Care 4 Kids families)

For more information on our toddler and school age programs, contact Michelle Japs at 860-225-4681 x285 or  For more information on our preschool program, contact Judith Alvarado at 860-225-4681 x233 or

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Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Education

YWCA New Britain values diversity and inclusion.  As an NAEYC-accredited childcare program, we promote their recently adopted position statement on advancing equity in early childhood education.

"All children have the right to equitable learning opportunities that help them achieve their full potential as engaged learners and valued members of society. Thus, all early childhood educators have a professional obligation to advance equity. They can do this best when they are effectively supported by the early learning settings in which they work and when they and their wider communities embrace diversity and full inclusion as strengths, uphold fundamental principles of fairness and justice, and work to eliminate structural inequities that limit equitable learning opportunities."

You can read more here.


Procedures & Protocols

From handwashing to limiting group sizes- read more about the precautions YWCA New Britain has implemented to keep children and adults healthy and safe.


YWhile We're Home

Even though our childcare center is open, we understand some families may not be quite ready to come back to the building. But it is still important to us to stay connected and keep you engaged during this time. We have been creating virtual content and resources that we have been sharing on our social media channels and website. We will continue to add new content, so please check back frequently. We look forward to a time when we will be together again. Until then, stay healthy and well!

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