Our goal at all YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka Child Care centres is to keep your children happy, safe and enriched through our nationally recognized YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum. We also feel that it’s important to keep parents informed about what’s happening with their children throughout the day. We always encourage face-to-face time with parents to review any concerns or questions they might have about their child. Studies show that parental involvement helps foster and improve academic performance, while lessening children’s chances of developing behavioral problems. Simply put, involved parents help children grow into successful and confident adults.
However, we also understand that today’s families are busier than ever. Between child drop offs, work, pick-ups, meal prep, and activities, you don’t always have time to speak with your child’s educators and learn about your child’s day. That’s why we recently introduced the YMCA app WeemarkableTM to all of our full-day child care programs across Simcoe, Muskoka and Parry Sound.
Through the web-based administrative platform, educators are able to send parents and other family members updates on their child’s play and learning. Each day, family members can access personalized updates on their child’s day, pictures of their child engaged in learning, and a direct line to both the classroom and their child’s educator. This functionality allows parents to be connected to their children, all while using a secure platform.
WeemarkableTM provides parents with the following features:
- Follow all your children registered in YMCA Preschool Child Care on one feed
- Direct messaging to and from your child’s educators
- Review your child’s weekly menu
- Daily educator observations about their play, nap and meals
- Integrated with YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum
- Important notifications, such as centre closures due to weather, sent directly to your mobile device
- Photos of your child engaged in learning
- Add additional followers, such as grandparents, to your child’s profile and customize the content they can view
- Completely safe and secure
WeemarkableTM is easy to use, secure and available for download for Apple and Android devices. Personal information is stored safely by the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka ‐ nobody has access to your child’s information other than you and any followers you choose to add. Communication is the key to a successful child care experience!
About YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka Child Care
Collectively, YMCAs are the largest provider of child care programs in Simcoe/Muskoka, dedicated to developing and operating the highest standard in children’s programming. With over 80 licensed Child Care facilities across our region, the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka provides exceptional programs focused on children between the ages of birth and twelve years of age.
To learn more about the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka Child Care and to inquire about registration, please visit www.ymcaofsimcoemuskoka.ca/child-care.