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We have spaces available!

YMCA licensed Child Care is one of the best choices you can make for your child. Learn more about how to register here.

Child care staff with children

We're Hiring!

We're looking for energetic people who want to nurture the potential of children in a before and after school setting.

Boy in Child Care
At YMCA Wanakita, the health and safety of our campers, families, staff and volunteers is our top priority. We are responding to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) situation and have temporarily closed YMCA Wanakita and cancelled Spring programs. Read our Letter to Camp Families.

Monday, March 23rd - Like many others, our phone lines are currently experiencing connection issues. Our provider is aware of the issue. If you are trying to reach us and cannot connect, please keep trying.

At the YMCA, the health and safety of our participants, staff and families is our number one priority. We are responding to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) situation including the closures of YMCA Health, Fitness & Aquatics centres and YMCA Child Care Centres until April 5, 2020.  For the latest updates about cancellations and closures, please visit: Covid-19

There's no job more important in the world than being a parent. But when it's not your only job, our YMCA Child Care programs are here for your family.

We know childhood is a special time when the seeds of future success are planted. Our YMCA Child Care programs are based on curriculum that 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 a group of caring and dedicated staff who make every day a special day for your child.

*Note for Brantford registrants only*
Any new families looking to register in a Brantford Child Care or SACC program, please click here to go on a waiting list for our programs. When a space becomes available, our staff will be in contact to discuss registration. You do not need to complete any forms until you have heard from our staff.

Early Learning and Care

YMCA Playing to Learn Child Care

Featuring our YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum, our licensed child care centres provide high quality care for your children in a stimulating environment so they can learn, grow and thrive.

We know you can't always be there for your child and that's why we are here for you.

Find your local YMCA to learn more.

Learn about Early Learning and Care

Before and After School Programs

Start and end every school day with the YMCA! Your child can enjoy unique YMCA programming before and after the school bell rings right in your neighbourhood. Children thrive in an environment where everyone belongs, explores, learns and has fun together. That's what you'll find in YMCA School Age Child Care.

Learn about Before and After School Programs

Find Child Care Programs

We know childhood is a special time when the seeds of future success are planted. YMCA Child Care programs teach the YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum that encourages the physical, mental and social development of your child. As Canada's largest care provider, the health and well-being of your child is at the core of everything we do at every age of development. At the Y, you'll find a group of caring and dedicated staff who make every day a special day for your child.