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To learn more about YMCA Child Care, please review the Parent Handbook.

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We're Hiring!

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

The Laurier Brantford YMCA pool deck (including sauna and changerooms) will be closed for the annual pool shutdown from October 13th to19th. Click here to see the changeroom schedule.

3.8 - 12 years

Start & End Every School Day on a Healthy Note!

YMCA School Age Child Care (SACC),  a licensed* child care program for children 3.8 to 12 years, provides children with a seamless day in one location right at their own school. 

There's no need for a child to spend time on their own or sitting in front of a screen.

At YMCA SACC, your child will spend before and after school time making new friends and developing healthy habits. 

Children thrive when everyone feels a sense of belonging and free to explore, learn, and have fun together.

That's what's waiting for your child at YMCA School Age Child Care. 

Find a SACC location near you

What sets YMCA Child Care apart?

The YMCA is a leader in child care, operating with consistent best practices and standards across the country. 
Every program is staffed by YMCA trained professionals, selected for their educational background and aptitude for working with children.
The result is a safe, nurturing and enjoyable way for your child to begin and end each school day.
* All YMCA Child Care programs are licensed under the Child Care and Early Years Act with regular evaluation to ensure quality in Child Care practices. They are also inspected annually to confirm compliance by Ministry standards. The end result is a safe, nurturing environment to begin and end their day at school.

Find a SACC location near you

There are more than 90 SACC locations in Hamilton, Burlington and Brantford. To find a SACC centre near you go to YMCA locations and use the postal code or map view to see local services.

YMCA School Age Child Care Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday

Location Morning Dropoff Afternoon Pickup
Hamilton 7:30am until school day begins End of school until 6:00pm
Burlington 7:00am until school day begins End of school until 6:00pm
Branford 7:00 am until school day beings End of school until 6:00pm

Enrolment Options

The YMCA provides a flexible registration model because we realize that the needs of families vary.

  • Full-time participants will be at SACC 5 days per week
  • Can be registered for mornings only, afternoons only or both (fees vary accordingly).
  • Part-time participation requires a commitment of two days a week (minimum)
  • Can be registered part-time mornings only, part-time afternoons only or part time mornings and afternoons combined.


For fee information please contact the local administration office listed below.

Registration Dates - 2019/2020 School Year

*SACC (all regions) will be taking registrations for new families on March 4, 2019.*

For more information, please contact the SACC Office in your region.

Find a SACC location near you

Program Materials

Registration Forms

How to Register

Enrollment is on a first-come, first serve basis. Enrollment forms are available below. Registration forms may be printed and delivered in person or scanned and emailed to your local SACC administration office.  Faxing of registration forms is not recommended. We do not accept emailed photographs of forms.  

Are spaces guaranteed?
Spaces are allotted on a first come, first serve basis. Incomplete forms cannot be processed and will be returned by mail. Please complete your forms in full to avoid disappointment.

Please complete and submit all three forms:
  1. Registration Form for 2019/2020 School Year
  2. Method of Payment Form
  3. Exchange of Information

To register for the current 2019/2020 school year, please contact your specific School Age Child Care Office for forms.

*Note for Brantford registrants only*
Any new families looking to register in a Brantford 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.

Medical and Other Forms:
Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan

Complete and submit with registration if your child has an anaphylaxis allergy.

Administration of Medication Form
Complete and submit with registration if your child requires medication during program time (e.g. inhalers, allergy medications, etc.).

Distribution of Payments Between Payees Form (Cost-splitting agreement)
Complete and submit if the cost of SACC is being split between individuals.

Change of Status Form
Complete if you wish to change your current enrolment status (e.g. move from full time to part time). SACC requires two weeks notice from the day the Change of Status form is received in the SACC office.

To learn more about YMCA School Age Child Care, please view the Child Care Parent Handbook.

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Administration Offices

  • School Age Child Care (SACC) - Hamilton Office

    79 James Street South
    Hamilton, Ontario  L8P 2Z1
    p. 905.317.4916
    f. 905.317.4917


  • School Age Child Care (SACC) - Burlington Office

    500 Drury Lane
    Burlington, Ontario  L7R 2X2
    p. 905.632.5000 x. 6236
    f. 905.333.1767

  • School Age Child Care (SACC) - Brantford Office

    38 Darling Street - Suite 201
    Brantford, Ontario    N3T 6A8
    p. 519.752.4568
    f. 519.752.6580