YMCA Bessie Nichols Child Care


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YMCA Bessie Nichols Child Care

Before & 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.

Emergency Shelter Site Area Evacuation Site
Sister Annata Brockman Catholic School
355 Hemingway Rd. N.W.
780-444-0250
Jamie Platz Family YMCA
7121 178 ST
780-481-9622

Updated October 2019

  • Program Director, YMCA Bessie Nichols Child Care

    Amy Kerrivan
    YMCA Bessie Nichols Child Care

    189 Hemingway RD
    Edmonton, AB T6M 2Z7
    p. 780-994-1113
    Email

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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.

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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.