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Child Care Programs | Calgary YMCA Centre

A Quality Child Care Provider in the Calgary Area

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The Eau Claire, Saddletowne and Shawnessy YMCA branches operate licensed childcare programs with full-time care for children 19-months to 6-years. YMCA Calgary’s Child Development Centres give children the opportunity to swim, play in the gym, go on outings and field trips, and participate in other stimulating activities. Children are required to bring lunch; morning and afternoon snacks are provided.

Download the Childcare Info Handbook – Mar ’16

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YMCA Playing to Learn is a national YMCA curriculum that helps children discover learning through creative play and aligns with primary school benchmarks. YMCA Playing to Learn is intended to ensure a child’s continued enthusiasm and capacity for life-long learning. It provides an understanding of how play offers the foundation for learning to read and write, and for learning mathematics, science and technology. It provides early childhood educators with the skills to prepare spaces more conducive to learning and best practices to encourage quality learning experiences. Learn more by downloading the YMCA Playing to Learn Brochure.

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All centres operate Monday to Friday | 7:00am – 6:00pm | Closed Statutory Holidays

Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA 
  • 101 3 Street SW
  • Contact: Margaret Ferriss  |  (403) 781-1666  |  mferriss@calgary.ymca.caChildren must be fully potty-trained
  • Transportation for kindergarten children is available from this centre to Renfrew School (Janice McTighe Centre)
Quarry Park Child Development Centre – scheduled opening mid August 2016
  • 10702 – 18 Street SE (Stand-alone childcare centre located in the Quarry Park Community)
  • Contact: Trudy Halvorsen | thalvors@calgary.ymca.ca
  • Registration Information – T 403- 351-6689    E childcare@ymcacalgary.org
Remington YMCA – scheduled opening July 2016
  • 108 Quarry Park Road SE (Located in the Remington YMCA in Quarry Park)
  • Registration Information – T 403- 351-6689    E childcare@ymcacalgary.org
Rocky Ridge Recreation Centre – estimated completion is 2017
Saddletowne YMCA    
Seton Recreation Facility – estimated completion is 2018
Shawnessy YMCA
  • 333 Shawville Blvd SE
  • Contact: Stephany Morris  |  (403) 254-3211  | Stephany.morris@calgary.ymca.ca
  • Transportation for kindergarten children is available from this centre to Janet Johnstone School

General Inquiries, Questions or Concerns

Contact: Caryl Broen, General Manager Early Years | (403) 537-1721 | cbroen@calgary.ymca.ca


2016 Fees

Centres in YMCA Recreation Facilities – NO LUNCH provided
 Children 12 – 18 months  $1300/month   
 Children 19 months – 3 years   $1090/month
 Children 3-6 years   $1030/month

Part-Time (pending space availability)

12 – 18 mnths:   $70 per day | $45 per 1/2 day             19 mnths – 6 yrs:   $60 per day | $40 per 1/2 day

Quarry Park Child Development Centre – LUNCH provided
Children 12 – 18 months  $1450/month   
 Children 19 months – 3 years   $1240/month
 Children 3-6 years   $1180/month

Part-Time (pending space availability)

12 – 18 mnths:   $80 per day | $50 per 1/2 day             19 mnths – 6 yrs:   $70 per day | $45 per 1/2 day


  • Pre-authorized payments are required at the time of registration.
  • A $600 deposit is required at time of registration; deposit will be returned with minimum 45-days notice of cancellation.
  • Financial Assistance is available for qualifying families through Alberta Children’s Services and YMCA Calgary once a child is registered in the centre.
  • YMCA Childcare Fees are reviewed annually each Fall. Any changes to fees are communicated to families a minimum of six weeks in advance.
  • Waiting List: There is a non-refundable $50/family waiting list fee at each centre. Call or visit one of the centres for more information. Please note – registration on waitlists is limited and space may not be available. Placement on the waitlist does not guarantee a childcare space as we must place children of the correct age into the available space in order to maintain licensing requirements.

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YMCA Calgary strives to be a leader in the development of active, healthy children and youth. The experiences your child has in YMCA Preschool Child Care is an important part of their development and a vital part of our commitment to building healthy communities.

Take a moment to review the results of the 2015 YMCA Calgary Report Card


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YMCA Calgary offers child minding services for up to 2 hours while a parent/guardian is using YMCA facilities. Caregivers engage children using age-appropriate activities and positive guidance techniques.

Changes to current child minding processes will take effect September 1, 2015. Information can be found in the links below.

YMCA Child Minding Service – Jan 2016

Block Booking Form – Winter ’16

More Information