Early Learning and Care

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Young child and YMCA staff member playing with blocks in a YMCA Child Care centre.

At the YMCA we celebrate play as the primary vehicle for learning and development in the early years. Our Educators are trained in YMCA Playing to Learn Curriculum as well as Flight: Alberta's Early Learning and Care Framework to harness the power of play in these critical years of your child's development. At the YMCA of Northern Alberta, your child will be celebrated as a mighty learner and citizen while developing the pro-social and academic skills essential to their early years.

For information on subsidy, please visit alberta.ca/child-care-subsidy.aspx.

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A Change For $25/day Early Learning Child Care Centres 

As of April 1, 2021, the Government of Alberta's $25/day Early Learning Child Care program is ending. For information on current and upcoming YMCA Child Care rates, please visit our Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Spruce Grove, St. Albert, or Wood Buffalo pages.

If you have questions about this program or a YMCA Child Care program, email our team at childcare@northernalberta.ymca.ca.

YMCA Child Care Waitlists

Join a waitlist for Early Learning and Care, Kindercare, as well as Before and After School Care programs online! Just click the button below and choose "YMCA Child Care" from the location search filter to find an open waitlist.

Join a YMCA Child Care waitlist!

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Related Links

  • Weemarkable - YMCA Child Care app

    Connecting you to the small moments and big milestones! The window into your little one's day - from wherever you are!

    Download the Weemarkable app

  • Young child with a red sweater sitting on a carpet in a YMCA Child Care centre.

    Kindercare Child Care

    YMCA Kindercare provides care for children who attend a part-time Kindergarten program. 

    Find Kindercare

  • Father and son standing together in a YMCA Child Care centre.

    Before & After School Care

    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. 

    Find Before & After School Care