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Start and 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.  

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.  

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.

Parent Handbook

2022 / 2023 School Year

Register for the 2022 / 2023 School Year.

Find a Location

The YMCA offers School Age Child Care in more than 90 schools throughout Hamilton, Burlington and Brantford. Find out if the YMCA operates in your school.

Enriching Places for School Age Children

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. 

A Leader in Child Care

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. 

What can my child expect?

  • A nurturing relationship with YMCA staff who will encourage their individual development and attend to their emotional needs
  • Lots of physical activities, games and outdoor play to help them wind down after school
  • Spending time and having fun with other children
  • Planned activities driven by their interests to allow them to explore arts and crafts, science, math, reading and more
  • Opportunities to take on leadership roles in the program

Registration Information

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

Full Time Registration

  • Participants will be attending SACC 5 days per week.
  • Participants can be registered for mornings only, afternoons only or both (fees vary accordingly).

Part Time Registration

  • Requires a commitment of a minimum commitment of 2 days per week.
  • Participants can be registered part-time mornings only, part-time afternoons only or a combination of part-time mornings and afternoons.

SACC fees vary by region and enrollment. 


Rates shown are per day.

AM $11.20
PM $11.20
Both AM & PM $18.00





Rates shown are per day.

Grade 1 students and above:

AM $15.10
PM $21.00
Both AM & PM $27.00

Full Day Kindergarten students:

AM $15.55
PM $22.15
Both AM & PM $29.85


Rates shown are per day.

Grade 1 students and above:

AM $10.60
PM $16.25
Both AM & PM $21.50

Full Day Kindergarten students:

AM $11.65
PM $18.85
Both AM & PM $26.70


Registration for the 2022 / 2023 School Year is open.

Enrollment is on a first-come, first serve basis..

Register Now

Registrations for Hamilton and Burlington must be completed online through My Y Account. Brantford residents must be added to the Brantford One List for programs (see note below). 

If you do not have an account, you may create one.

Login or Create Account

Once an account is created, add your child as a new client, and then complete the Before and After School Registration Form 2022-2023. 

For assistance with creating an account, adding a new contact, or method of payment, please email

Any questions regarding registration can be directed to the SACC office in your region.

Note to Brantford Registrants

Any new families looking to register in a Brantford SACC program must be added to the Brantford One List for programs. When a space becomes available, our staff will be in contact to discuss registration.