Child Care in Wood Buffalo

Fees

Wood Buffalo Region 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 Wood Buffalo Region

  • Infant Care (0–18 months): $72.91* 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 Wood Buffalo Region

  • Toddler Care (19–35 months): $66.89* 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 Wood Buffalo Region

  • Preschool Care (3–6 years): $64.00* per day 

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

Kindercare

All Kindercare locations in the Wood Buffalo Region

  • Kindercare (attending kindergarten and YMCA Before & After School Care during regular school hours): $41.50* 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 Wood Buffalo Region

  • School year: $30.00 per day ($31.00 per day, effective September 1, 2022)
  • Full-day: $41.50 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 Eagle Ridge Child Care Space available in Before & After School Care - call today!
Affordability Grant is available for Infant Care, Toddler Care, Preschool Care and Kindercare.
2-301 Sparrow Hawk DR 587-537-5001
YMCA École Dickinsfield Child Care Spaces available – call today!
Affordability Grant is available for Kindercare.
201 Dickins Dr 780-792-7810
YMCA Newalta Child Care Our waitlist is currently full.
Affordability Grant is available for Infant Care, Toddler Care, Preschool Care and Kindercare.
9908 Penhorwood ST 780-743-5554
YMCA Thickwood Heights Child Care Early Years Child Care reopening to be determined.
Kindercare and Before & After School Care - spaces available – call today!
Affordability Grant is available for Toddler Care, Preschool Care and Kindercare.
96 Silin Forest Road 780-791-4462
YMCA Timberlea Child Care Spaces available – call today!
Affordability Grant is available for Kindercare.
107 Brett Drive 780-215-5641
YMCA Westview Child Care Spaces available – call today!
Affordability Grant is available for Preschool Care and Kindercare.
407 Wolverine DR 587-275-3221