Programs Available at this Centre
The Pickering St. Wilfrid YMCA Child Care Centre provides high quality licensed care for children 30 months to 12 years of age in a stimulating environment so they can learn, grow and thrive. Our programs are based upon a curriculum designed to help children reach their full potential and our qualified early childhood educators facilitate play experiences that will help your child develop foundational skills. All our centres have access to outdoor spaces and activities.
YMCA Early Learning and Care programs offered at this location provide children from 2.5 – 4 years with the support they need to make a seamless transition to full-day kindergarten.
Hours of operation
Weekdays: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
A strong start to a healthy future
At the Y, we believe that children learn best when their natural activity of play is encouraged. Our curriculum, YMCA Playing to Learn, offers programming focused on fostering a child’s enthusiasm and capacity for lifelong learning through active and quiet play experiences. Qualified YMCA educators will engage in play activities with your child that stimulate early learning while enhancing their social, emotional, and physical development.
For more than 50 years, the YMCA has strengthened communities across the Greater Toronto Area by providing child care programs that support and nurture the well-being of young children. Let us help your child build confidence and develop essential school readiness skills so that they can have a strong start to a great future. Inquire today about program spaces at your nearest YMCA Child Care Centre.
YMCA Child Care fees are based on daily rates and are inclusive of all statutory holidays. Child Care fee subsidies are available for families who meet the eligibility requirements set out by the Region of Durham . Please contact the Region of Durham to begin the process of receiving subsidy at your earliest convenience.
YMCA Daily Child Care Rates:
Preschool Daily Rate $40.00
YMCA Before and After School licensed programs will give you peace of mind knowing that your child is being cared for in a welcoming and stimulating environment during off-school hours.
Hours of Operation
Weekdays: 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM, 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Begin and end each day with the YMCA!
Kindergarten (ages 4 & 5) and School Age (ages 6 – 12) programs are designed to not only support children’s developmental needs, but also promote independence and strong leadership skills. Our holistic curricula (YMCA Playing to Learn and YMCA A Place to Connect) ensures that kids spend their mornings and afternoons building positive relationships with peers, enjoying nutritious snacks, and engaging in fun indoor and outdoor activities geared toward their unique interests.
Feel confident that your child’s time outside of school is just as constructive and creative as when they’re in the classroom by inquiring about Before and After School Care program spaces at your local Y.
YMCA Before and After School fees are based on daily rates and are inclusive of all statutory holidays and P.A. Days (see below for exceptions). Fees are reduced during the months of the year when school breaks occur. If you require care during the school breaks programs can be purchased at an extra fee.
Child Care fee subsidies are available for families who meet the eligibility requirements set out by the Region of Durham . Please contact the Region of Durham to begin the process of receiving subsidy at your earliest convenience.
YMCA Daily Kindergarten Rates (4 & 5 year olds)
Morning Only - $14.50 (excludes P.A. Days and school breaks)
Afternoon Only - $22.00
Morning & Afternoon - $25.75
YMCA Daily School Age Rates (6 - 12 year olds)
Morning Only - $14.00 (excludes P.A. Days and school breaks)
Afternoon Only - $19.00
Morning & Afternoon - $22.00
YMCA Summer Club
Conveniently located in community schools across the GTA, YMCA Summer Clubs are licensed and regulated programs for kids aged 4 to 12 years old, led by Registered Early Childhood Educators. Featuring a wide range of engaging and interactive activities, Summer Clubs help children develop new skills and have fun through group games, sports, arts and crafts, field trips, and much more! Build your personalized eGuide to get started.Summer Club eGuide