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Vital care and early learning opportunities for children 0 months to 3.8 years of age.

We know you can't always be with your child - and that's why we are here for you.

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.

Our licensed YMCA Child Care centres provide high-quality for your child in a warm and stimulating envionment 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.

Find a Child Care Centre Location

Contact Us

Fill in our YMCA Child Care Inquiry Form to arrange a Child Care Centre tour or to inquire about availability and fees at any of our 21 centres throughout Hamilton, Burlington and Brantford. 

Learn More

To learn more about YMCA Child Care, activities, procedures and policies, please download the Child Care Handbook.

Three reasons to trust your child's care to the YMCA

YMCA Playing to Learn

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. Our curriculum 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, singing, make-believe, exploring and investigating their world.

Quality Assurance 

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 belonging, 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.

YMCA Child Care Administrative Contact Information

Manager, Child Care (Burlington)

Whitney Bebb
P: 905-632-5000 ex. 6257
F: 905-333-1767