Before & After School Care

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Convenient locations in your neighbourhood.

YMCA Before and After School Care is a licensed child care program for children aged 4 to 12 and provides children a safe and fun way to begin and end school. The YMCA Before and After School Care programs are offered in over 180 locations in the GTA and operate from September to June.

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We currently operate:

  • Over 180 licensed before and after school locations
  • Programs for children in full-day kindergarten and grades 1 to 6
  • Before and after school options
  • Lunch programs in select locations
  • Standard hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m to 9:00 a.m and 3:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m but vary based on location

Before and After School Locations

Options and fees that cater to all schedules and budgets.

  • For children that are attending full-day kindergarten
  • Ratio 1:13
  • Program follows the YMCA Playing to Learn™ curriculum and Ministry of Education Extended Day program guidelines
  • Staff write weekly documentations highlighting learning that occurred during a play experience
  • Daily communications between Registered Early Childhood Educators and school kindergarten teachers provide for a seamless delivery of the program curriculum
  • Opportunities to discover and explore in spaces that support and encourage social, emotional, cognitive and physical development
  • Program continues the learning about:
    • Kindergarten topics
    • Exploring the indoors and outdoors
    • Creating with the arts
    • Discovering science
    • Engaging in mathematics and literacy activities
    • Developing social skills, gross and fine motor skills and problem solving
  • For children in grades 1 to 6
  • Ratio 1:15 ( 6-8 years old) 1:20 (9-12 years old)
  • Program follows the YMCA A Place to Connect™ curriculum
  • Children are actively engaged with Registered Early Childhood Educators to create program plans based on children’s interests
  • Program provides opportunities for a minimum of 45 minutes of daily physical activity in safe, healthy environments that encourage and guide children to develop friendships
  • Program provides opportunities for leadership development and helping children learn new skills
  • Opportunities for homework assistance
  • Fun, club-like environment that promotes a sense of belonging, with opportunities for children to discover more about themselves and their community