Early Learning and Care
A great place for your child to play, learn and grow.
JK to 12 years
Children enrolled in our YMCA School-Age Clubs have the option of attending before and/or after school and on non-instructional days (PD Days, March Break, Holiday and Summer Club Camps).
YMCA School-Age Clubs focus on physical literacy and the early years framework (ELECT), which takes a hybrid approach and blends with YMCA’s Healthy Child Development and A Place to Connect™ curriculums. We believe our balanced model of programming puts the interest and developmental needs of children first. Being physically active in body, mind and spirit is crucial for life-long health.
Lead in partnership by an Early Childhood Educator and/or Physical Literacy/Recreation Specialist the program is designed to focus on the active components of physical literacy, overall well-being all within a licensed, caring and nurturing environment. YMCA School-Age Clubs follows the Ministry of Education’s Child Care & Early Years Act, 2014 (CCEYA).
At the YMCA your child will have the opportunity to meet new friends, learn new skills, make wonderful memories all while fostering:
- Overall well-being
- Physical competence
- Positive social interactions
- Interpersonal skills
- Planning and decision-making skills
- Cultural awareness and sensitivity
- Peaceful conflict resolution
- Team building and learning new skills
- Community involvement
For more information regarding our school age centre-based programs or licensed home child care, please view our Family Information Guide and Program Statement by clicking the links below:
Should you have further questions regarding our services or to discuss your child care needs, please contact the child care supervisor from your choice location by clicking here or call the Child, Youth & Family Development administrative office at 705-497-9622 ext. 227 or toll free at 1-833-237-6026 ext. 227.
If you prefer to submit your question by email, please send to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that your inquiry is important to us and we will endeavour to reply or return your call within 24 hours.