YMCA Child Care

YMCA Child Care and COVID-19

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YMCA Child Care & COVID-19
July 27, 2020

We know you have questions about your child's care and the reopening of some of our YMCA Child Care centres. We appreciate you taking the time to reach out to us with your questions, and thank you for your patience. We apologize for the delay in responding to you directly. We have been compiling all questions and comments from families and have developed a frequently asked questions document which we hope will address your concerns.

Please review the Frequently Asked Questions in the document below, and if you feel your question has not been addressed, please email childcare@northernalberta.ymca.ca again and we will look to provide you with additional information.

Thank you again for your patience and take care,

Your YMCA Child Care Team

YMCA Child Care Frequently Asked Questions
 
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June 5, 2020
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June 5, 2020
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YMCA Child Care Update: Edmonton
May 26, 2020
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May 26, 2020
Child Care Reopening - Wood Buffalo
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Child Care Reopening - Grande Prairie
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Child Care Reopening - Edmonton Region
May 20, 2020
YMCA Child Care FAQ
May 15, 2020
NewAlta Child Care Update
May 14, 2020
YMCA Child Care Reopening Information
May 13, 2020
YMCA Child Care & COVID-19
May 8, 2020
YMCA Child Care in Wood Buffalo
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YMCA Child Care & COVID-19
April 20, 2020
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April 1, 2020
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March 20, 2020
Employee Lay-offs
March 18, 2020
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March 16, 2020
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March 15, 2020
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For more information on the YMCA and COVID-19, please click here. If your child attends YMCA St. Gabriel, please click here for a separate update.

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We know childhood is a special time when the seeds of future success are planted. YMCA Child Care encourages the physical, mental and social development of your child.

As Canada’s largest child care provider, the health and well-being of your child is at the core of everything we do. At the Y, you'll find caring and dedicated staff who make every day a special day for your child.

YMCA of Northern Alberta operates 72 child care programs for infants to children 12 years of age (programs vary by location).
 

Early years care
Infant–5yrs
Kindercare
Kindergarten
School-aged care
Grades 1–6
Builds on the natural desire to learn new things, become more self-reliant and interact with others. Provides care for children who attend a part-time Kindergarten program. Fills time before and after school and during breaks, constructively and creatively.

Benefits
YMCA Child Care offers an array of benefits for your child:

  • Daily communication and feedback between families and staff.
  • Nutritious, allergen aware morning and afternoon snacks.
  • School-age care provided during non-school days and holidays.
  • Special events and field trips.
  • A wide range of physical activities offered to promote healthy development.
  • Family events held throughout the year to celebrate special occasions.
  • A monthly newsletter to keep you up-to-date on the events happening each month.

Licensing

YMCA Child Care is required to meet mandatory licensing regulations and is visited regularly by a provincial licensing officer to ensure programs are in compliance. Reports from these visits are posted in a location that is visible in the programs and are available for families to read. Any recommendations from these reports are used as an opportunity to improve.

YMCA Early Years Child Care is licensed for children up to 6 years of age. YMCA School Aged Care is licensed for children aged Kindergarten to Grade 6. Children must be school attendees to participate in a school-aged program.