Child Development

Kids Unlimited After-School Program

As a part of the Tom Hargrove and Anita Grover, MD Child Development Center, our Y offers reliable after-school programming for children in kindergarten through grade six from school dismissal to 6:00pm daily. Participants may register for 3, 4, or 5 days per week. The program is held at our Y and follows the New Canaan Public Schools calendar, referenced below. Bus transportation from the New Canaan public and St. Aloysius schools is provided. Extended days are available when New Canaan schools have early dismissals, and vacation programs are available at reduced rates during most public school holidays. Our energetic, qualified staff provide experiences that promote self-esteem, independence, and responsibility. Activities include organized gym activities and outdoor play, sports and games, swimming, arts and crafts, stories, music, special events, local trips, and homework assistance. We maintain a staff-to-child ratio of at least 1 to 10. For more information or to schedule a visit, contact Suzy Pfeifer at 203-920-1649.

Our Kids Unlimited after-school program follows the New Canaan Public Schools calendar.

Click here to view the NCPS 2022-23 calendar

2022-2023 Lottery Registration Procedure

Kids Unlimited is currently full for the 2022-2023 school year. To be added to the waitlist, please complete our 2022-2023 Lottery Form, submit to in person the Front Desk or to Suzy Pfeifer by email, and you will be contacted if space becomes available.

Kids Unlimited Program Director


Suzy Pfeifer, Senior Director of Childcare
Phone: 203-920-1649

Suzy has been an integral part of childcare and camp programs at the New Canaan YMCA since 1996. Beginning with four years as a toddler teacher in the Rainbow Station Infant-Preschool Childcare program and three years teaching in our 3 year-old Y’s Little Owl Nursery School; Suzy now oversees the Kids Unlimited After-School Program. She has been the Director of Camp Mini since 1999. Suzy has her CDA from Norwalk Community College. When at our Y, you will often hear, “Hi Miss Suzy” from one of her former students or campers.