All YMCA before and after school programs will remain closed following the April Break due to the provincial order to close schools to in-person learning. All YMCA School Age Child Care payments will be suspended at this time, with the exception of outstanding payments.
All YMCA Health, Fitness & Aquatics facilities remain temporarily closed due to the province-wide stay-at-home order. All active memberships will be placed on hold as of April 3rd and no membership payments will be collected. For complete info please read our Updates to Members
0 - 3.8 years of age
Vital care and early learning opportunities for children 0 months to 3.8 years of age.
With decades of experience in child care, we provide a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn to build healthy relationships and develop school readiness skills.
We know you can't always be with your child — and that's why we are here for you.
Our licensed YMCA Child Care centres provide high-quality care for your child in a warm and stimulating environment where they can learn, grow, and thrive.
The early years are key in your child's development. That is why we developed YMCA Playing to Learn: it helps children learn the way they learn best.
Let us help build your child's enthusiasm and capacity for lifelong learning through guided play and discovery.
Child Care Centre Hours
Hamilton and Burlington
Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00am - 6:00pm
Three reasons to trust your child’s care to the YMCA:
YMCA Playing to Learn Curriculum
YMCA Playing to Learn is a national YMCA curriculum that helps children discover learning through creative play and aligns with primary school benchmarks.
Play is the foundation for learning to read and write, and for learning mathematics, science and technology. YMCA Playing to Learn fosters a child's enthusiasm and capacity for lifelong learning making it a key reason parents choose YMCA Child Care.
In our care, your child will learn through story time, playing with blocks, counting and comparing items, creating pictures, and singing. To make-believe, explore and investigate, their world as a developing child.
*Note for Brantford registrants only*
Any new families looking to register in a Brantford Child Care 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.
YMCA Child Care operates with consistent best practices and standards across the country.
All YMCA Child Care programs are licensed under the Child Care Early Years Act with regular evaluation to ensure quality in Child Care practices. They are also inspected annually to confirm compliance by Ministry standards.
As a YMCA program, you can trust that we’re committed to:
- Supporting and strengthening families like yours
- Promoting the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility
- Caring for your child in a safe, positive environment
- Helping your child develop to their fullest potential during those crucial early years.
To learn more about YMCA Child Care, please view the Preschool Child Care Parent Handbook
We have more than 20 YMCA Child Care locations.
Where It's Offered
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YMCA Preschool Child Care Administrative Contact Information
79 James Street South
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 2Z1
Preschool Child Care Administrator
Manager of Brantford Child Care Centre
38 Darling Street
Brantford, ON N3T 6A8
p: 519-752-4568 x 3105
General Manager, Child Care (Burlington)
905.632.5000 x. 6251
General Manager, Child Care (Hamilton)
Manager of Burlington Child Care
500 Drury Lane, Burlington ON L7R 2X2
p: 905-632-5000 x 6166
Manager of Hamilton Child Care
79 James St. S, Hamilton, ON L8P 2Z1
p: 905-529-7102 ext 5002
Manager of Brantford Child Care
38 Darling Street, Suite 201
p: 519-752-4568 ext 3199