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Welcome to Kidslink

Space is limited and registrations are accepted on a first come basis.

YWCA Kidslink provides before and after school care for children at select elementary schools in the greater Hartford area. At the center of our programs is our mission to eliminate racism and empower women. Your child will learn to make friends and to be a good friend, enjoy free time to play, and have some quiet time to do homework. They will also participate in activities that explore other cultures, introduce them to leaders past and current who have worked for peace and equality, and challenge them to learn team work and respect as they work and play. Our teachers are chosen because of their interest in helping children to gain life skills and be better prepared for the complex world in which we live.

We are conveniently located in the following schools:

Bolton Center School

South Windsor
Orchard Hill
Eli Terry
Pleasant Valley
Philip R. Smith

West Hartford 
Smith School
Webster Hill

*Attention Rocky Hill Families

To our Rocky Hill Families, 

We regret to inform you that we have been notified by the Rocky Hill School District that they will be keeping their pandemic health and safety precautions in place during the upcoming fall 2021 semester.  The decision was made to ensure they are prepared should an increase in COVID-19 cases occur.

This means YWCA Hartford Region’s Kidslink before and after school program will not be able to operate as planned in Moser School, and Stevens and West Hill Elementary Schools during the upcoming academic semester.

The School District will continue to monitor and assess the situation for the spring 2022 semester.  YWCA Hartford Region will work with the schools to resume our Kidslink programs once a decision has been made that is in the best interest and safety of the students and families.

We look forward to providing Kidslink programming as soon as we learn more from the School District. Please contact us with any questions at: Tina Gladden 860-525-1163 x 109.

Thank you.  The YW Kidslink Team


2022 - 2023 School Year Before and After School Childcare:

2022 – 2023 Enrollment for returning families begins April 1,  Enrollment for new families begins May 1.

Space is limited and registrations will be accepted on a first come basis.

For more information on YW Kidslink please contact  (860) 525-1163, ext. 137.

YW Kidslink Registration Packets:

Registration packets include rates and schedules for each site.

Additional Forms:

For those requiring financial assistance, Care4Kids helps pay for childcare costs. To learn more about Care4Kids, please speak to our program billing and/or visit the Care4kids website at

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