Before and After School Care

Before and After School Care

Start and end every school day with the YMCA! We know children thrive in an environment where everyone belongs and can explore, learn and have fun together. For children in Grades 1 to 6, YMCA Before and After School Care provides constructive and creative learning and play.

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To join a waitlist for a location near you, click here. If the location you are interested in joining is not listed, the waitlist is full and no longer accepting registrations.

The YMCA is committed to providing children with an opportunity to further their personal development within a responsive and deliberately implemented program. Given the diverse nature and requirements of the communities served, programs may differ in terms of daily structure and routine. However, all share a common philosophy, core values and certain key characteristics that facilitate the provision of high quality Child Care. 
YMCA Child Cares are play based programs that use YMCA Canada Playing to Learn and A Place to Connect Curriculum for Early Years and School Aged Programs, respectively. Educators are always prepared to engage children in programming.
YMCA Before and After School Care is part of our registered charity and welcomes subsidized families.


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    Early Years Child Care

    YMCA Early Years Child Care (birth – 5 years), where staff members are aware of developmental stages that guide children’s growth, building on the natural desire to learn new things, become more self-reliant and learn to get along with others. Early Years is based on YMCA Playing to Learn - a national curriculum that helps children discover learning through creative play. YMCA Early Years Child Care is part of our registered charity.

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    Kindercare Child Care

    YMCA Kindercare provides care for children who attend a part-time Kindergarten program. YMCA Kindercare is part of our registered charity.