Child Care Programs | Barrie YMCA Centre
Barrie YMCA | A Quality Child Care Provider in Barrie Area
Young Parent Programs | Birth to 2.5 years
Our Young Parent Programs provide high quality child care to the children of student parents. Our program enables students to continue their secondary education while giving them peace of mind knowing that their child is cared for by trained professionals in a loving, stimulating environment which is conducive to development. A network of organizations work together to provide support to student parents. Staff ratio is 1 staff to 3 infants (up to 18 months) and 1 staff to 5 toddlers (18 months to 2.5 years)
Infant Care | Birth to 18 months
Our infant programs place importance on providing for the infant’s individual needs in a secure, loving and stimulating environment. Social, emotional and physical development is fostered through active exploration, sensory, and musical experiences. Our infants enjoy outdoor experiences through outdoor play and/or community walks. Staff ratio is 1 staff to 3 infants.
Toddler Care | 18 months to 2.5 years
Our toddler programs encourage children to actively explore their environment with a hands-on approach that stimulates natural learning. The continual enhancement of social, emotional and physical development is a major focus. Toddlers enjoy outdoor play experiences in the morning and afternoon daily. Staff ratio is 1 staff to 5 toddlers.
Preschool Care | 2.5 to 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. Through Animated Literacy, our preschoolers are learning phonetic awareness or “FUN-ee-mic” awareness through songs, stories and actions, stimulating their interest in the properties of language. Preschoolers participate in outdoor play experiences in the morning and afternoon each day. Staff ratio is 1 staff to 8 preschoolers.
Kindergarten Care | 3.8 to 5 years
Our kindergarten programs provide opportunities for children to experience all areas of development. Staff create an environment that will support and foster school readiness and success! Staff ratio is 1 to 10 kindergarten children or better.
School Age | 3.8 to 12 years
Our before and after school programs are designed to foster creativity, self expression and a sense of belonging in all of our participants. Through the development of a club atmosphere, our school age participants are involved in a variety of different activities that match the group’s interests. We know that building self-esteem and experiencing success is important to children in this age group. Staff ratio is 1 staff to 15 school agers. Full day school age programs and camps are available during school holidays and PA days.
YMCA Home Child Care Program
Offering families the opportunity to receive quality licensed home child care services under the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka umbrella. Our YMCA Home Child Care Services philosophy is to provide a safe environment where each child may have the opportunity to experience social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth while providers encourage independence, self confidence, responsibility and respect for others with the children by stimulating curiosity and cultivate a natural desire to learn.