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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 Child 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 Child 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 Child 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 Child 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 Child Care | 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 Child Care on PA days and School Holidays (4 – 12 years)

Licensed YMCA child care programs are now available throughout Simcoe County during PA days and school holidays. Families interested in registering should contact the site directly to coordinate registration in advance.

Community School Phone Number
Alliston Ernest Cumberland 705.435.8897
Holy Family 705.435.3762
Barrie Oakley Park 705.725.8433
Ferndale 705.733.3833
Sister Catherine 705.725.4681
St. Nicholas 705.725.4682
Bradford W.H. Day 905.778.2072
Collingwood Admiral 705.444.0188
Emsdale Evergreen Heights 705.788.5040
Innisfil Goodfellow 705.431.5581
Midland Mundy’s Bay 705.529.6939
Minesing Minesing Central 705.725.5453
Orillia Harriett Todd 705.329.3996
Lion’s Oval 705.326.6091
Parry Sound Salvation Army 705.746.0511×2
Tottenham Tottenham 905.936.6866
Wasaga Beach Birchview Dunes 705.429.5999