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At the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region, we nurture the potential of children by engaging young people and encouraging positive choices.

Y Licensed Child Care
18M - 2.5Y
2.5Y - 4Y
4Y - 5Y

(AM or PM option)
School Age
6Y - 12Y
Taggart Family Y
180 Argyle Avenue
Downtown Ottawa
613-237-1320, ext 4138
Ruddy Family Y
265 Centrum Boulevard
613-830-4199, ext. 3019
Avalon Public School
2080 Portobello Boulevard
613-824-2681, ext. 1

*Full time and flexible part time licensed child care options available.

The Y also offers recreational After School Care Programs. For more information please visit our website at: or call 613.237.1320 x 4049.

Financial Assistance
At the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region, we support families who need financial assistance to help with their child care fees.  If you would like to apply for financial assistance, please let us know when you call to ask about our programs or at the time of registration. 

To register your child in a licensed child care program; you must place your name of the City of Ottawa’s centralized waiting list. Please contact us to inquire about program availability.

If you would like to make an appointment to tour our facilities, ask questions and learn more about our licensed child care programs, please contact us.

Do you have questions about Y Child Care services? Click here to fill out an online request for information form!