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
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.
2021/2022 School Year
PLEASE NOTE: The YMCA School Age Child Care program delivery model may differ for the Fall 2021/2022 school year, based on directives from the Minister of Education and public health authorities.
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.
A Place to Connect Curriculum
Our goal is to make YMCA Before and After School Care programs the most enriching places for school age children in Canada. Research shows that children flourish in programs that are structured to let them shape the program, by providing opportunities for choice and leadership with a focus on strengths and the development of skills and relationships. Our YMCA A Place to Connect™ curriculum
brings a high-quality approach to how we deliver Before and After School Care programs.
* 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.
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
||7:30am until school day begins
||End of school until 6:00pm
||7:00am until school day begins
||End of school until 6:00pm
||7:00 am until school day beings
||End of school until 6:00pm
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.
Find a SACC location near you
Where It's Offered
Enter your postal code to Find a YMCA location near you that offers this program.
How to Register
Enrollment is on a first-come, first serve basis. Enrollment forms are available below. Due to COVID-19 closures, registrations will only be accepted online through our website. Beginning on April 19th, completed registration forms can be uploaded directly through our website. Forms can either be printed, completed, scanned and uploaded or completed electronically, saved to your device and then uploaded to the site.
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.
*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.
Please complete all three forms below:
Method of Payment Form
Exchange of Information
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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School Age Child Care (SACC) - Hamilton Office
79 James Street South
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 2Z1
School Age Child Care (SACC) - Burlington Office
500 Drury Lane
Burlington, Ontario L7R 2X2
p. 905.632.5000 x. 6236
School Age Child Care (SACC) - Brantford Office
38 Darling Street - Suite 201
Brantford, Ontario N3T 6A8