YMCA Esther Starkman Child Care

YMCA Esther Starkman Child Care


Out of School | Before and After School Care

For children enrolled in Grades 1 - 6

For any child(ren) requiring bus transportation, it is up to the parents/guardians to make arrangements for their child(ren) to be escorted into and out of the centre.

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YMCA Terwillegar Child Care
1751 Towne Centre Blvd
780-914-9528
YMCA Devonshire Child Care
1718 Rabbit Hill Road
780-442-7220

Updated October 2019

  • Program Director, YMCA Esther Starkman Out of School Care

    Cera Merkel
    YMCA Esther Starkman Out of School Care

    2717 Terwillegar Way
    Edmonton, AB T6R 0G5
    p. 780-619-1569
    Email

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Out of School | Before and After School Child Care Info


Program Highlights

  • all staff hold Alberta Child Care Certification
  • Physical Literacy programming
  • access to outdoor activities
  • access to facility gymnasium (where available)
  • two snacks provided daily (minimum two Canada Food Guide Groups)
  • all field trips and special programming are included
  • all programs include community involvement activities
  • an entirely independent registered charity (for 110 years) and all of our child cares (we are the largest in Western Canada) are completely not-for-profit

YMCA Child Care Objectives

  • to provide a warm, caring environment which will develop your child’s potential creative, intellectual, emotional, social and physical skills
  • to provide a safe environment that is a natural progression from home to school
  • to ensure that your child is cared for and is supervised at all times
  • to hire educators that are experienced and well trained to provide the best care and enrichment for your child
  • to provide a communication system that ensures parent to educators contact throughout the program year
  • to set fees that allow the Centre to operate on a full cost recovery basis

YMCA Child Care Values

  • YMCA Child Care is available to everyone regardless of race, sex, religion or economic circumstances
  • parents have the right to pursue work or education with peace of mind, and children have the right to a secure, safe and developmentally appropriate program
  • YMCA Child Care families can access additional programs and services that the YMCA provides to support them
  • parent participation is important to YMCA Child Care

YMCA Quality Statement

Parent evaluations, current research, and over 20 years of experience in delivering child care programs have helped us to define our Quality checklist:

  • children are happy and involved
  • educators have a caring attitude
  • centre, equipment and toys are accessible, clean and safe
  • children participate in small groups in stimulating activities with teachers
  • food is nutritionally balanced
  • parent-educator communication is promoted, and parents feel welcome in the centre
  • sufficient play materials are available
  • outdoor play activities are taking place in well-maintained play areas
  • educators are good role models and have ongoing and appropriate training
  • parents have regular feedback about their child