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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
Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination: As of September 22, 2021, the Province of Ontario requires that all individuals* entering a gym facility, present proof of being fully vaccinated at every visit. Fully vaccinated is defined as 14 days after second dose. Proof of vaccination must be presented with government-issued ID. Children under 12 years of age are exempt.

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 educators 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 administrative team will be in contact to discuss registration. You do not need to complete any forms until you have heard from our team.

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 child's school. 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

EarlyON Child & Family Centre

EarlyON centres offer free, high-quality drop-in programs for families and children from birth to 6 years old. You can learn and play with your child, meet people and get advice from early childhood professionals.

Visit us at the new EarlyON Child and Family Centre located at Gourley Park, 142 Duncairn Crescent on the Hamilton Mountain.

Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 9:30-12:30pm rain or shine. 

PLEASE NOTE: As of September 7th 2021, our hours will be changing to 9:00am - 12:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday’s. Washrooms will be unavailable from 10:30am - 11:10am daily. Virtual sessions will continue on Thursday’s from 11:00am -11:30am
To book your family reservation please register online.
View our Program Calandar.

Learn about EarlyON Child & Family Centre

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.