Registration for Winter Break programs now OPEN!
YMCA Winter Break programs offer interactive experiences that keeps kids’ minds and bodies active during their time away from the classroom. With a wide range of indoor and outdoor programs, there’s something for every kid at the Y! Your child can choose to spend the break exploring and discovering new interests at a neighbourhood YMCA Child Care location, investigating the natural world with our Outdoor Education staff, or building new skills and friendships at one of our indoor camps.
Child Care at the YMCA: a place to learn and grow
The YMCA is the largest not-for-profit child care provider in Canada. With more than 40 years of experience and over 290 licensed programs throughout the Greater Toronto Area, the Y offers high-quality child care programs for infants, toddlers, preschool and school aged children.
Our highly trained Registered Early Childhood Educators partner with parents to support each child’s development and provide families with the security of knowing their child is in a safe and nurturing environment during these formative years.
Choose from programs that provide a solid foundation for learning
- Infant Program (6 weeks to 18 months)
- Toddler Program (18 months to 30 months)
- Preschool Program (30 months to 3.8 Years)
- Nursery School Program (30 months to 3.8 years)
- Quality program curricula focused on providing a strong foundation for learning - Playing to Learn™ (0-6 years)
- Before and After School
- Quality program curricula focused on providing a strong foundation for learning - Playing to Learn™ (4-5 years) and A Place to Connect™ (6-12 years)
- Ontario Early Years
- Play ON
- Durham Supervised Access Program
- Family and Community Action Program
- Student Nutrition Program
New YMCA Child Care locations and programs opening soon
Now Accepting Registrations! Click the links below for details.
Opening January 2018
- Caledon Central YMCA Centre – Inquire about toddler (1.5 ‒ 2.5 years) and preschool (2.5 ‒ 4 years) openings
Child Care Centre’s Now Open
- Oshawa St. Kateri Tekakwitha YMCA Centre – Register now for infant (0 ‒ 1.5 years), toddler (1.5 ‒ 2.5 years), and preschool (2.5 ‒ 4 years) openings
Before and After School Care Programs Now Open
- Etobicoke Castlebar YMCA Centre – School Age (6 ‒ 12 years)
- Etobicoke St. Leo YMCA Centre – Early Learning Extended Day (4 & 5 years)
- Georgetown Pineview YMCA Centre – Early Learning Extended Day (4 & 5 years) and School Age (6 ‒ 12 years)
- Oshawa Sir Albert Love YMCA Centre – Early Learning Extended Day (4 & 5 years) and School Age (6 ‒ 12 years)
- Whitby St. John the Evangelist YMCA Centre – Early Learning Extended Day (4 & 5 years) and School Age (6 ‒ 12 years)