There's no job more important in the world than being a parent. 

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. We want to give your child every opportunity to shine. 

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.

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The YMCA of Hamilton|Burlington|Brantford operates more than 120 Full Day Child Care Centres and School Age Child Care sites throughout our communities.

Child Care Programs

Full Day Child Care (0 - 3.8 years of age)

Featuring our YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum, our licensed child care centres provide high quality care for your children in a stimulating and inclusive 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.

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School Age Child Care

Start and end every school day with the YMCA! Your child can enjoy safe, inclusive 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.

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Kinder Connections Summer Program

A new play-based summer program for children in kindergarten (4 - 5 years of age) will be offered in Hamilton, Burlington, and Brantford.

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Join Our Child Care Team

YMCA educators build responsive relationships with children in environments where they are safe to play, learn, and have fun. 

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