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 school calendar. 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

New participants for the 2022-2023 school year will be selected by lottery. Lottery forms, available at the Front Desk and by clicking here, will be accepted from May 2, 2022, until May 27, 2022, at 12 noon. No late submissions; no exceptions.

On June 6, 2022, all parents who submitted lottery forms will be notified that they are being offered a spot or that their child has been placed on a wait list.

Kids Unlimited Program Director


Suzy Pfeifer, Kids Unlimited Director
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.