Staff members at the Welcome Center on phone
Fall 1 Program & Event Guide

before & after school child care that is…


Your child will enjoy so many activities while at SAGE including: arts & crafts, science projects, active play in the gym & outside, table games, community service projects, theme days and more! Don’t worry, we also include daily homework time and mentoring. A healthy snack is provided every morning and afternoon. The SAGE program also collaborates with the Wallingford School System, Public Library, Police Department and others for special presentations & events.


SAGE is located on site at every elementary school, so you don’t need to worry about bussing. Our hours of operation are from 6:45AM until the first bell & from dismissal from class until 6:00PM. We also have full day child care available during school vacations with our Camp Ulbrich Y-Cation Days.


All SAGE sites are state-licensed facilities. Our staff are First Aid & CPR trained. We abide by all CDC & Office of Early Childcare guidelines related to cleaning & sanitizing and work with the Board of Ed to uphold their requirements.



5 hours of care per day, 5 days a week for just over $5 an hour! We accept third party payments & Care 4 Kids. Financial assistance is also available through our Community Support Campaign.

We have updated our mask wearing policies in accordance with the State of Connecticut and the Centers for Disease Control’s guidance as follows: 

    • To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, we STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you wear a mask indoors at the YMCA, even if you are fully vaccinated.
    • Individuals who are not yet fully vaccinated must adhere to the State of Connecticut and the CDC guidance and continue to wear a mask while they are indoors at the YMCA. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, find a local vaccine clinic
    • Masks are still required for ALL individuals in child care & school settings in accordance with the Office of Early Childhood. All staff & participants will be required to wear masks at all times in the following locations & programs:
      • YMCA Learning Communities at Choate & Masonicare
      • Rotary/YMCA Teen Center & ELMS
      • Upward Bound
      • Child Watch
      • SAGE at the Wallingford Public Schools
    • As the East Side Branch of the YMCA is an integral part of our Camp Ulbrich program, masks are required to be worn by everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in the following areas:
      • Entrance & Welcome Center
      • Hallways & Stairwells
      • Boys, Girls & Family Locker Rooms Downstairs

Wearing a mask is most important if you have a weakened immune system or if, because of your age or an underlying medical condition, you are at increased risk for severe disease, or if someone in your household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease, or is unvaccinated. If this applies to you or your household, you might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission in your area. 

Do I Need To Wear A Mask?

Branch Program/Area Fully Vaccinated Not Vaccinated
East Side Entrance & Welcome Center MASK MASK
Hallways & Stairwells MASK
Fitness Center Recommended MASK
Gymnasium Recommended MASK
Boys, Girls & Family Locker Rooms (First Floor) MASK MASK
Men’s & Women’s Locker Rooms (Second Floor) Recommended MASK
Lap & Teaching Pools No Mask MASK
ELMS & Teen Center MASK MASK
Upward Bound & KinderHouse MASK MASK
West Side Entrance & Welcome Center Recommended MASK
Fitness Center Recommended MASK
Gymnasium Recommended MASK
Group Exercise Room Recommended MASK
Personal Training Rooms Recommended MASK
Locker Rooms Recommended MASK
Child Watch MASK MASK


Our commitment to serve the community and keep us all strong and healthy is unwavering. From fitness to education to summer employment, camps and childcare programs, many of the services you’ve come to rely on by the Wallingford Family YMCA are open for you.





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