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YMCA Kindercare 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 play-based skills essential to their early years.

Your child will spend their early 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.

Pre-Kindercare Program

YMCA Pre-Kindercare programs offer summer care for children enrolled in Kindergarten in the upcoming school year. Year-round care is available for children enrolled in pre-kindergarten located within select schools.


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. 

Affordability grant

The government's Affordability Grant can reduce your child care fees by up to 50% for Early Learning Child Care up to Kindercare!

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

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

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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