Choosing a child care provider is a big decision. As Canada’s largest child care provider, we always hear from parents that they want somewhere their child will be safe and well-cared for, where they’ll have fun and learn new things, and most importantly, somewhere they’ll look forward to going to every day.

In other words, a home away from home. And that’s what you’ll find at the YMCA.

Through our Early Learning and Care and Before and After School Care programs, we are nurturing the development of all children to give them the best start possible. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that your child is not only having fun and making new friends, but they’re also developing the skills needed to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.

Discover why YMCA Child Care is much more than you’d expect from a child care centre…we’re the place where children learn, grow, and thrive.


Learn more about YMCA Child Care

YMCA Early Learning and Care


Our high-quality, licensed programs for children ages 0-6 are based on our YMCA Playing to Learn™ curriculum, where our staff support learning through a child’s natural desire to play.

YMCA Before and After School Care


For school-aged children 6-12 years, our before and after school programs guarantee every school day starts and ends on a healthy note.

High-quality child care for all


Accessible high-quality child care offers children the best start in life and supports families. Learn more about the YMCA’s policy recommendations on how to build a pan-Canadian child care system.