A strong foundation for learning in a safe environment
YMCA Child Care supports the healthy growth and development of children and promotes a lifelong appreciation for learning. Our YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum prepares our youngest children for academic success in the area of language and literacy, math, science and technology and the arts. Our before and after school programs provide school-age children with a safe, supervised and active experience that fosters social skills and develops a sense of community. All YMCA Child Care programs are licensed under the Child Care and Early Years Act and inspected by the Ministry of Education. Regular internal evaluations ensure quality in child care practices, and a safe, nurturing environment for your child.
Early Learning & Care programs operate Monday to Friday from 7:00 am until 6:00 pm, year-round. Programs are full-day, either full time or part time. Our qualified educators facilitate play experiences that will help your child develop foundational skills in language and literacy, mathematics, science and technology and the arts. Nutritious meals and snacks are provided.
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Before & After School programs operate before school from 7:00 am until school starts and after school until 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday, September to June. Our qualified staff provide an active, engaging, fun and child directed program. Nutritious snacks are offered before and after school. P.A. Day care is offered in select locations.
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Full-day child care is provided for junior kindergarten age children on school holiday breaks such as Winter Break, March Break, and Summer Break at four locations across Niagara. School age children aged 5 & up have the opportunity to enjoy YMCA Day Camps.
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To place your name on the child care registry list for your chosen YMCA centre, please go to https://niagara.onehsn.com.
YMCA Child Care Parent Handbook >
Program Statement for YMCA of Niagara Child Care >
2020-2021 YMCA Child Care Fee Schedule >