YMCA Riverbend Child Care


Reopening Details
Reopened as of September 1 – Space available – call now!

YMCA Riverbend Child Care


Kindercare

For children enrolled in Kindergarten 


Out of School | Before and After School Care

For children enrolled in Grade 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.

Emergency Shelter Site Area Evacuation Site
St Mary Elementary School
490 Rhatigan Rd East
780-988-6577
Jamie Platz Family YMCA
7121 178 Street
780-481-9622

Updated October 2019

  • Program Director, YMCA Riverbend Out of School Care

    Talwinder Gibson
    Portable Unit
    YMCA Riverbend Out of School Care
    258 Rhatigan Road East NW
    Edmonton, AB T6R 2P9
    p. 780-432-3179
    Email

  • Program Director, YMCA Riverbend Out of School Care (CL)

    Talwinder Gibson
    Community League
    YMCA Riverbend Out of School Care
    258 Rhatigan Road East NW
    Edmonton, AB T6R 2P9
    p. 780-432-3179
    Email

  • Accepting Registrations Now

    Now accepting registrations, please contact the Director for more information.

     

Child Care - Kindercare Copy

Kindercare 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).
  • Some programs provide lunch (minimum two Canada Food Guide Groups) - contact the program director for availability at your centre.
  • All field trips and special programming are included.
  • All programs include community involvement activities.
  • An entirely independent registered charity since 1907 and all of our 70 child cares (we are the largest in Western Canada) are completely not-for-profit.

Child Care - Out of School Care Copy

Out of School | Before and After School Program Highlights

  • All staff hold Alberta Child Care Certification.
  • Physical Literacy programming.
  • Access to outdoor activities.
  • Access to facility gymnasium.
  • Two snacks provided daily (minimum two Canada Food Guide Groups).
  • All field trips and special programming are included.
  • All programs include community involvement activities.

Child Care - General Copy 

YMCA Child Care Objectives

  • To provide a warm, caring environment that will develop your child’s potential creative, intellectual, emotional, social and Physical Literacy 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 the teacher.
  • 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.