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Childcare Programs | Calgary YMCA Centre

A Quality Child Care Provider in the Calgary Area

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YMCA Calgary operates licensed Child Development Centres in four of our YMCA Health & Wellness Centres: Gray Family Eau Claire, Remington, Saddletowne and Shawnessy. We also have a stand-alone centre located in the Quarry Park community. Scroll down for locations and details

Children participating in YMCA Child Development Centres have the opportunity to swim, play in the gym, go on outings and field trips, and participate in play-based learning activities that are developmentally appropriate and which prepare them for kindergarten readiness.

Download the Child Care Information Handbook – Jy 17

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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

General Inquiries, Questions or Concerns

General Inquiries:  childcare@ymcacalgary.org

Contact: Andrea Waara, Administrator | (403) 351-6689


Centre Tours

We are happy to provide  tours of our centres for prospective families. Tours are scheduled to ensure a senior staff member is available to facilitate the tour and to minimize disruption to the daily activities of the children.

Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA  

  • 101 3 Street SW
  • Children must be fully potty-trained
  • Transportation for kindergarten children is available from this centre to Renfrew School (Janice McTighe Centre). Please contact us for details
Quarry Park Child Development Centre
  • 10702 – 18 Street SE (Stand-alone child care centre located in the Quarry Park Community)
  • Transportation for kindergarten children is available from this centre to Douglasdale School. Please contact us for details
ECCO Child Development Centre  – spaces currently available for 4.5 – 6 year olds. Contact Sheina at 403-351-8287 for more information.
  • 108 Quarry Park Road SE (Located in the Remington YMCA in Quarry Park)
Rocky Ridge Recreation Centre – estimated completion is early 2018
Saddletowne YMCA    
Seton Recreation Facility – estimated completion is 2018
 Shawnessy YMCA
  • 333 Shawville Blvd SE
  • Kindergarten-age children – please contact us for details
  • Availability opening soon for FT or PT children aged 4.5 – 6 years!

  Registration Policies (Full-time Care)

  • 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 Child Care 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.

2017 Fees

YMCA Health & Wellness Centre Locations

Gray Family Eau Claire, Remington, Saddletowne & Shawnessy 

NO LUNCH provided
 Children 12 – 18 months  $1300/month   
 Children 19 months – 3 years   $1090/month
 Children 3-6 years   $1030/month

Quarry Park Child Development Centre (effective Feb 1, 2017)

LUNCH provided
Children 12 – 18 months  $1475/month   
Children 19 months – 3 years   $1265/month
Children 3-6 years   $1205/month

Part-time Care (pending space availability)

YMCA Locations:

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 (effective Feb 1, 2017):

12 – 18 mnths:   $82.50 per day | $51.25 per 1/2 day

19 mnths – 6 yrs:   $72.50 per day | $46.25 per 1/2 day


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YMCA Calgary strives to be a leader in the development of active, healthy children. The experiences your child has in a YMCA Calgary Child Development Centre 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 Survey Report Card ’16


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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 2017

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