YMCA Soraya Hafez Child Care


Registration Details
Before & After School Care waitlist for the 2022–23 school year is closed.
Affordability Grant is available for Kindercare.

YMCA Soraya Hafez Child Care

Kindercare

For children enrolled in Kindergarten


Before & After School Care

For children enrolled in Kindergarten–Grade 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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Updated July 2022

  • Program Director

    YMCA Soraya Hafez Child Care
    980 McConachie Boulevard
    Edmonton, AB T5Z 0J1
    p. 587-920-4186
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  • Registration


    We currently have spaces available at this YMCA Child Care centre! Call our team to learn more about how you can register your child today.

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Kindercare Program Highlights

  • All staff hold Alberta Child Care Certification.
  • Physical Literacy programming.
  • YMCA A Place to Connect curriculum.
  • Access to outdoor activities.
  • Access to facility gymnasium (where available).
  • Two snacks are provided daily (minimum two Canada Food Guide Groups).
  • Some programs provide optional lunch service for an additional cost (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.
  • We're the largest provider of non-profit child care in Western Canada, operating over 65 YMCA Child Care centres.

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Before and After School Program Highlights

  • All staff hold Alberta Child Care Certification.
  • Physical Literacy programming.
  • YMCA A Place to Connect curriculum.
  • 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.
  • We're Western Canada's largest provider of non-profit child care with over 65 locations in central and northern Alberta.

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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.