YMCA Child Care - Largest Provider of Not-for-Profit Child Care in Canada
What sets YMCA Child Care apart?
One of the great things about YMCA Child Care is the experience you and your child will have no matter where you live. Whether your child is a pre-schooler or school-age, YMCA Child Care operates with consistent best practices and standards across the country. All YMCA Child Care programs are licensed under the Day Nurseries Act with regular evaluation to ensure quality in Child Care practices. They are also inspected annually to confirm compliance by Ministry standards.
To learn more about YMCA Child Care, please click on one of the following links:
- YMCA Pre-school Child Care
- Playing to Learn Curriculum
- Pre-school Child Care Parent Handbook
- Virtual Tour of YMCA Preschool Child Care Facility
- Contact Information
- Careers in Child Care
The YMCA Pre-school Child Care Program is committed to the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility, and we further each child’s development through the following goals:
- To support and strengthen the family unit
- To help children develop to their fullest potential
- To care for children in a safe, positive environment
You can also find out more about our program in our Pre-school Child Care Brochure.
Playing to Learn Curriculum
Perhaps the most distinguishing feature of YMCA Pre-school Child Care is the Playing to Learn approach. YMCA Playing to Learn is a national YMCA curriculum that helps children discover learning through creative play and aligns with primary school benchmarks.
YMCA Playing to Learn provides an understanding of how play is the foundation for learning to read and write, and for learning mathematics, science and technology. We believe YMCA Playing to Learn is the best approach to ensure a child's continued enthusiasm and capacity for lifelong learning.
For more detail on pre-school child care in your area, please visit one of the following links.
Would you like to see what a typical YMCA Preschool Child Care Facility looks like? Check out this virtual tour or call your nearest facility to arrange an in-person tour.
YMCA Pre-School Administrative Offices
79 James Street South, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 2Z1
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm*
YMCA Pre-School Child Care Brochure
*Brantford Preschool Child Care Centres are open from 6:30am - 6:00pm.
Preschool Child Care Administrator
Manager, Child Care Centres
p. 905.529.7102 x. 5067
General Manager, Preschool Child Care
p. 905.529.7102 x. 5027
Careers in Child Care
Thank you to all applicants who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.