Required Child Care Daily Health Screening:

To complete the daily health care screening questionnaire, click here.

YMCA of Niagara Child Care Update: Impact during Province-wide School Closures

Based on the Ministry of Education’s announcement to close Ontario schools until further notice for in-person learning following the current April School Break, please be advised that our school age before and after school program is paused to align with the school closure. There is no impact to our YMCA of Niagara infant/toddler/preschool child care programs.

School Age Child Care

School Age Child Care Programs will be closed until further notice in alignment with school closures. As per our policy, parents will not be charged during the closure period when we do not provide child care services.

School Age Child Care Payments

If your child care payments are withdrawn from your bank account on the 15th of the month, those payments are already in transit and will be withdrawn. Our billing department is currently working on the necessary adjustments to refund the fees for the weeks of April 19th-23rd and April 26th-30th. If you are owed money, we will issue a refund directly to your bank account.

If your child care payments are made by credit card on the 15th of the month, this payment has not been processed and scheduled payments will be adjusted to reflect the correct charges.

The April 30th payment, both bank withdrawals and credit card payments, will be adjusted to reflect the correct charges. Please note there will be only six chargeable days of school-age child care in April.

If you have any questions regarding child care billing, please contact [email protected].

Preschool Child Care

Our full-day infant/toddler/preschool centres are not impacted and will remain open. Should there be any change to this plan, we will share this information through our centres, Weemarkable, and our YMCA of Niagara website.

The safety of our children, families and staff is our first priority. This is a rapidly evolving situation and is subject to change. Please pay attention to the media and monitor our website for further updates.

Please continue to practice advised COVID-19 health precautions! Remember to continue with frequent hand washing, physical distancing, covering your cough/sneeze, and most importantly, limit your contact with others who are not in your household.

Thank you for your ongoing efforts to adhere to public health measures to ensure schools remain a safe place for students and Educators.

Interested in registering for YMCA Child Care?

To place your name on the child care registry list for your chosen YMCA centre, please go to

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 (infant to 4 years)

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.

Learn about Early Learning & Care programs >

Before & After programs (3.8 to 12 years)

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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School Break programs (3.8 to 12 years)

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.

Learn about YMCA Day Camps >

To place your name on the child care registry list for your chosen YMCA centre, please go to

YMCA Child Care Parent Handbook >

Program Statement for YMCA of Niagara Child Care >

2020-2021 YMCA Child Care Fee Schedule >