Before and After School Care

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Our YMCA Before and After School Care programs strive to create a community where all children have a sense of belonging and can foster positive connections. Through respectful and supportive relationships both within our program and the surrounding community, we celebrate the strengths, interests, and ongoing development of your child. Your child will be celebrated as a mighty learner and citizen while developing the pro-social and academic skills essential to their school-aged years.

Your child will spend their middle childhood years becoming confident decision-makers who can effect change in their communities as they interact with our Educators trained in our national curriculum, YMCA A Place to Connect. The skills that we foster will support them as they form new relationships, experience new communities, and flourish as changemakers and citizens throughout their lives.

YMCA Summer Clubs

YMCA Summer Clubs allow participants between the ages of 5–12 years* to create their own day with their educator and enjoy a cozy, small group environment where snacks are provided. YMCA Summer Clubs are run by certified YMCA Child Care Educators out of select YMCA Child Care centres in Edmonton only. Alberta child care subsidy and the new federal-provincial Child Care Affordability Grant may be available for families who qualify.

Unlike Summer Camps, our Clubs run from 7am–6pm. All children must be 5 years old as of January 1, 2021, and have completed their kindergarten year.

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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

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

Registration & Waitlists

We currently have spaces available at most Early Learning Child Care, Kindercare, and Before and After School Care programs throughout northern and central Alberta! Using the location tool, find a YMCA Child Care Centre near you 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

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