YMCA St. Gabriel Child Care

This YMCA Child Care centre is moving!

This YMCA Child Care centre is moving!

The Edmonton Catholic School Board has given us notice that they need our child care space to offer their school program, so we will be moving to a nearby location. We will begin moving our equipment on June 2, 2020. 

If you have belongings at YMCA St. Gabriel that you would like to pick up, you must collect them on June 1 between 9am and 12:30pm. Ring the buzzer, and we will be happy to assist you in collecting your items. Please follow physical distancing guidelines when coming to our centre, and remain 2 metres away from others not in your household. If you are unable to pick up your items on this day, they will not be available until we reopen in our new location. Here are the details of that location:

New Location: St. Bede School (current site of Genesis Centre)
Address: 10537 44 Street, Edmonton

We're really happy with our new YMCA St. Gabriel space and can't wait for you to see it.

YMCA St. Gabriel Child Care

$25/day Early Learning Child Care centres

Nineteen (19) YMCA Early Years Child Care centres have been awarded/selected by the Province of Alberta to deliver $25/day child care under an expanded government-funded program.

For more information on where these centres are and how to register, click here for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).  For additional information email YMCAELCC@northernalberta.ymca.ca

Early Years

For children 19 months - 6 years old

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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  • Program Director, YMCA St. Gabriel Child Care

    Beri Korkola
    YMCA St. Gabriel Child Care

    5540 106 AVE NW
    Edmonton, AB T6A 1G3
    p. 780-469-6163

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Have a question about YMCA Child Care? Check our FAQs for the answer!

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    Did you know...?

    The YMCA of Northern Alberta is the largest and most trusted provider of not-for-profit child care in the Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Spruce Grove, St. Albert, and Wood Buffalo regions. We currently operate 72 Child Care programs (making us the largest provider in Western Canada)! As a charity, we make no profit from our Child Care programs.

Early Years Child Care Info

Program Highlights

  • all staff hold Alberta Child Care Certification
  • Playing to Learn Curriculum
  • access to outdoor activities
  • access to facility gymnasium
  • two snacks provided daily (minimum two Canada Food Guide Groups)
  • some programs provide lunch (minimum two Canada Food Guide Groups) - contact program director for availability at your centre
  • all fieldtrips and special programming are included
  • all programs include community involvement activities

YMCA Child Care Objectives

  • to provide a warm caring environment which 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 at 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

Playing to Learn

YMCA Playing to Learn is a national curriculum that helps children in YMCA licensed early years programs discover learning through creative play. This curriculum combines three decades of experience in child care delivery, with the latest body of knowledge on how the brain develops and how children learn. We believe YMCA Playing to Learn is the best approach to ensure a child’s continued enthusiasm and capacity for life-long learning. Educators in your child’s classroom will develop activities based on the children’s interest which will provide them with the foundations of language & literacy, mathematics, science & technology, and the arts, including music, visual arts and dramatic arts. Through this curriculum, your child will develop knowledge, skills and attributes which will help facilitate a smooth transition into the school age environment. Please speak with your centre Director for more detailed information on this exciting curriculum.