Licensed Child Care and Recreational Programs

Licensed Early Learning Child Care (0 - 4 years)

Early Learning Child Care programs operate Monday to Friday, opening as early as 6:30 am and closing as late as 7:00 pm, year-round, with many of our locations offering Flex Care Services.

We offer a variety of nutritious morning snacks, lunches and afternoon snacks prepared by an on-site cook or caterer in accordance with the Canada Food Guide.

Our National YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum focuses on small group, play-based inquiry, led by our qualified early educators who engage in play to help your child learn and grow to their full potential.

Our full day early learning child care programs are licensed by the Ministry of Education and follow the Ministry’s Policy Statement on Programming and Pedagogy, which includes, “How Does Learning Happen?” Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years and Early Learning for Every Child Today (ELECT).

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Licensed Flex Care Services (Licensed 0-12 years)

At the YMCA, we are always assessing the needs of our families. Therefore, the following flexible child care options are available at many of our locations:

  • Family Grouping (infancy to 12 years of age)
  • Socialization Sessions (2.5 hour program for toddlers and preschoolers)
  • Flex Care (minimum of 12 days required each month)
  • After-Hours (before 7 am or after 6 pm & weekends)
  • Drop-In Care (toddlers & preschoolers)

Current List of Offered Early Learning & Child Care Centres

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Licensed Before & After School Programs (4-12 years)

Before & After School programs operate Monday through Friday, September to June. Our qualified staff provide active, engaging and fun activities that follow our YMCA National program, “A Place to Connect”. The program focuses on physical literacy and character building in a supportive learning environment where children’s interests guide the program direction which provides a smooth transition to the extension of their school day.

Current List of Offered Before & After School Programs

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Licensed School Breaks & Summer Club (4-12 years)

YMCA School Breaks & Summer Club programs are specifically designed for the school-age child. The programs have a strong recreational focus and are designed to:

  • Focus on team building activities;
  • Embrace the 40 Developmental Assets®;
  • Foster your child’s self-esteem; and
  • Develop fundamental movement and social skills.

Your child will have the opportunity to meet new friends, learn new skills, make wonderful memories and most of all have fun!

Current List of Offered School Breaks & Summer Programs

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Licensed Home Child Care

YMCA Licensed-Home Child Care is often the choice for parents who are looking for a quality program in a “family style” setting that offers greater flexibility (extended hours, overnights and weekend care) with a smaller group size.

Through a careful selection process, each Self-employed Provider is supported by our YMCA Home Child Care Consultants, who visit each home regularly to ensure the delivery of high-quality care and compliance with Ministry of Education and YMCA legislation and policies. For more information regarding our Licensed Home Child Care Services, please contact us at 1.833.237.6026 Ext. 257.

View our Licensed Home Child Care Family Information Guide 

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