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Licensed Child Care

The YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region provides high quality, trusted child care to the families in our community. With 3 locations across the city, our Licensed Child Care Centres deliver programs designed to meet the needs of toddlers through to school-aged children.

Our unique child-focused approach to child care means that activities are tailored to the developmental needs of children where they can choose a variety of activities based on the children’s interests to encourage discovery and imagination.

From swimming lessons and weekly gym activities, to arts and crafts and educational support and development, our values-based programs promote positive social connections, encourage self-esteem and help children achieve developmental milestones.

We create opportunities for children to learn, create, play and grow! 

The YMCA-YWCA Advantage

We understand and recognize that parents require assurance that their children are receiving exceptional care. Our success is built around exceeding parent expectations. We offer:

  • YMCA’s Playing to Learn industry leading curriculum which exceeds Ministry of Education guidelines.
  • A partnership approach whereby each child’s development plan is personalized for each individual family.
  • Unparalleled commitment to the safety and security of children in our care.
  • Extensive facilities including access to gymnasiums, swimming pools, Kid Zones and exterior play yards (varies at each location).
  • Qualified, caring and dedicated employees ensuring consistent delivery of the Y core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
  • A leading charitable, non-profit environment where a key principle is giving back to our community.

Learn More about the Y’s Licensed Child Care Program

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 inquire about our programs or at the time of registration.  

Funding is received from the City of Ottawa and Ministry of Education.

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

Locations offering this program
Avalon Child Care 
Ruddy Family Y 
Taggart Family Y