Child Care in Grande Prairie

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Grande Prairie YMCA Child Care Fees

YMCA Child Care rates are transitioning to a cost-per-day structure. Please note, fees are billed monthly or semi-monthly, based on the days of care each month.

Early Learning Child Care: Infant Care

All infant care locations in the Grande Prairie Region

  • Infant Care (0–18 months): $51.39* per day 

*Monthly fees for children registered for six or more days per month at all infant care locations will be lowered thanks to the Government of Alberta’s Affordability Grant. Full details on this grant can be found below.

Early Learning Child Care: Toddler Care

All toddler care locations in the Grande Prairie Region

  • Toddler Care (19–35 months): $51.39* per day 

*Monthly fees for children registered for six or more days per month at all toddler care locations will be lowered thanks to the Government of Alberta’s Affordability Grant. Full details on this grant can be found below.

Early Learning Child Care: Preschool Care

All preschool care locations in the Grande Prairie Region

  • Preschool Care (3–6 years): $48.50* per day 

*Monthly fees for children registered for six or more days per month at all toddler care locations will be lowered thanks to the Government of Alberta’s Affordability Grant. Full details on this grant can be found below.

**Children attending preschool care at these locations must be attending pre-kindergarten at the school served.

Kindercare

All Kindercare locations in the Grande Prairie Region

  • Kindercare (attending kindergarten and YMCA Before & After School Care during regular school hours): $37.50* per day 

*Monthly fees for children registered for six or more days per month at all Kindercare locations will be lowered thanks to the Government of Alberta’s Affordability Grant. Full details on this grant can be found below.

Before and After School Care

All Before and After School Care locations in the Grande Prairie Region

  • School year: $33.00 per day ($33.50 per day, effective September 1, 2022)
  • Full-day: $37.50 per day 
How fees are calculated

Although our rates are shown daily, monthly fees will be calculated on the number of operational days each month, as seen in the table below. Please note, fees may vary from month to month. If applicable, subsidy and affordability grant funding will be applied to monthly fees. 

January: 21 days July: 20 days
February: 19 days August: 22 days
March: 23 days September: 21 days
April: 19 days October: 20 days
May: 21 days November: 21 days
June: 22 days December: 20 days
Subsidy

The YMCA accepts the Government of Alberta Child Care Subsidy to offset the cost of child care for eligible families. To learn more about the Government of Alberta's subsidy program and apply, please visit alberta.ca/child-care-subsidy.

Learn more

Please note, subsidy is not included in the child care rates above as it varies by family. Subsidy will be applied to monthly fees, where applicable. 

Affordability grant

The Government of Alberta’s Affordability Grant benefits families with children registered for six or more days per month at all Early Learning Child Care and Kindercare locations as monthly fees will be reduced by the following: 

Child care category Infant Care
(0–18 months) 
Toddler Care
(19 months–35 months)
Preschool Care (3–6 years)
and Kindercare
Full-time
Registered 11 or more days per month 
$635 $510 $450
Part-time
Registered 6–10 days per month 
$317.50 $255 $225

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Registration & Waitlists

We currently have spaces available at most Early Learning and Care, Kindercare, and Before and After School Care programs throughout Northern and Central Alberta! Find your nearest YMCA Child Care Centre below and call our team to learn more about how you can register your child today.

If you are looking for YMCA Child Care in the future or would like to join an existing waitlist, please visit northernalberta.ymca.ca/ChildCareWaitlists.

Child Care Centres

Centre Registration Details Address Phone Number Programming
YMCA Holy Cross Child Care Waitlists are now open for all programs!
Affordability Grant is available for Preschool Care and Kindercare.
11011 90 ST 780-539-5228
YMCA Montrose Child Care Spaces available – call today
Affordability Grant is available for Kindercare.
6431 98 ST 780 814-7178
YMCA Patterson Child Care Waitlists are now open for all programs!
Affordability Grant is available for Toddler and Preschool Care.
9701 Prairie RD 780-532-9656
YMCA Riverstone Child Care Waitlist is now open for all programs!
Affordability Grant is available for Preschool Care and Kindercare.
8901 Willow Drive 780-882-8801
YMCA Roy Bickell Child Care Spaces available – call today! 10410 Royal Oaks Drive 587-726-0051
YMCA St. Catherine Child Care Spaces available – call today!
Affordability Grant is available for Preschool Care and Kindercare.
12815 104A ST 780-978-4683
YMCA St. Gerard Child Care Spaces available – call today!
Affordability Grant is available for Preschool Care and Kindercare.
9724 88 AVE 587-259-0497
YMCA St. John Paul II Child Care Spaces available – call today!
Affordability Grant is available for Toddler and Preschool Care.
13302 Arbour Hills Blvd 780-978-0297
YMCA St. Kateri Child Care Spaces available – call today!
Affordability Grant is available for Preschool Care and Kindercare.
7906 Mission Heights Drive 780-539-4280