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Child Care Centres Programs

Curriculum

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.

Age Groups - LONDON & AREA

Infant Care (birth - 18 months)
Our infant programs place importance on providing the infant's individual needs in a secure, predictable and interesting environment. Sensory, auditory and musical activities are ways we encourage social, emotional and physical development.

Toddler Care (18 months - 2 1/2 years)
Our toddler programs encourage children to explore their environment at their own pace with a hands-on approach that stimulates natural learning. The continual enhancement of social, emotional and physical development is a major focus.

Preschool Care ( 2 1/2 - 5 years)
Our preschool programs provide opportunities for children to make choices based on their natural desire to learn new things and become more self-reliant. Emphasis is also placed on learning to get along with others.

Read more about our child care fees (London & Area).

Please view our Parent Handbook (London) for more information.

Age Groups - WINDSOR & ESSEX

Preschool Care ( 2 1/2 - 5 years)
Our preschool programs provide opportunities for children to make choices based on their natural desire to learn new things and become more self-reliant. Emphasis is also placed on learning to get along with others.

Please view our Parent Handbook (Windsor & Essex) for more information.

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