Child Care Centres
A Good Place for your Child to Grow
YMCA Child Care provides a vital service to families in the community, with programs that deliver a stimulating learning experience to children in a safe and supportive environment. We help to enrich family life by providing the opportunity for parents to seek employment or education, outside the home. YMCA Child Care programs are fully inclusive and are designed to meet the needs of each individual child.
The YMCA of Western Ontario operates 39 licensed programs in a variety of locations throughout London and Middlesex County, Oxford and Elgin Counties, and Windsor & Essex County.
We all know kids love to play. But did you know they also learn while they play? We’ve learned that kids at play are already building the foundation for their major life skills, including language and literacy, mathematics, science and technology, and the arts. Playtime experiences are an important way to understand how kids learn, and how we can help them learn more effectively.
To support this, the YMCA of Western Ontario is implementing the YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum. The curriculum is used by other YMCAs across Ontario and is regularly cited for its unique and innovative involvement of educators and children in an enriched learning environment. It lets our experienced Early Childhood Educators help your children develop and grow. By using play as a way to teach, our educators gain insight into how your kids learn. They then use that insight to build a dynamic in-class environment.
Our curriculum takes all areas of your child’s development into account, including their physical, emotional, cognitive, and social behaviour. We then adapt the curriculum to meet the specific needs of your child. That way, your child’s interests help shape their learning experience.
LONDON & AREA
Spaces are now available at multiple sites. For more information about registering your child or putting your child on the wait list, please contact our Child Care Administrator by phone at 519.907.0006 x 1072 or by email.
To find out if there is space in your desired program, or to put your child on a wait list, please contact our Child Care Administrator by phone at 519.258.3881 or email.