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YMCA Calgary Child Care Centres

YMCA Calgary operates licensed child care centres in five of our YMCA Health & Wellness Facilities plus our stand-alone centre located in the community of Quarry Park. Scroll down for locations and details
Our professional, certified and experienced Early Childhood Educators support young children to belong, grow and thrive in warm and welcoming spaces designed to keep them safe while sparking curiosity and healthy child development.
Children have daily opportunities to participate in indoor and outdoor play-based learning activities which are grounded in personal discovery and fun. Designed to help each child become an engaged, enthusiastic life-long learner, our curriculum also supports kindergarten readiness.

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Monthly Fees




YMCA Calgary is committed to helping our city’s children be healthier and more connected so they can reach their full potential.
We offer:
  • Professional, certified and experienced Early Childhood Educators
  • Quality programs and experiences guided by our core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility
  • Complimentary YMCA Child Care memberships which provide advance registration periods and fee discounts for YMCA Health and Wellness programs, including swim lessons
  • Opportunities for families to engage with YMCA Calgary beyond child care
  • Professional development opportunities for staff; including an annual Child Care PD Day
  • A dedicated leadership team for all YMCA Calgary early years programs and services
  • A financial assistance program for those who wish to register for membership, programs, or camps, but are not able to afford the full registration fee

Please note – YMCA Calgary has adapted operations to meet required COVID-19 health requirements and implemented additional measures to support the safety and wellbeing of all. These include modified program activities which will be reintroduced as it is safe to do so.


For more information:

Download the Information Handbook  
General Inquiries: childcare@ymcacalgary.org
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Monthly Fees (effective January 1, 2022)

The Government of Alberta’s Affordability Grant benefits families by reducing monthly fees. The affordability grant is applied to the full monthly fee for each child’s registration, reducing the amount the family pays for child care services.

Centre Infants (12-18mo) Toddler (19-35mo) Kinder (3-6yr)
Full Fee Gov’t Grant Your Fee Full Fee Gov’t Grant Your Fee Full Fee Gov’t Grant Your Fee
Saddletowne YMCA
Shawnessy YMCA
N/A N/A N/A $1120 $510 $610 $1060 $450 $610
Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton
Remington YMCA
Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge
$1360 $635 $725 $1120 $510 $610 $1060 $450 $610
Quarry Park Child Development Centre
*includes lunch & snacks
$1575 $635 $940 $1330 $510 $820 $1265 $450 $815
Additional financial support is available to eligible families through the Alberta Childcare Subsidy program as well as YMCA Calgary’s internal financial assistance program.

Part-time care inquiries: Please contact the child care centre of your choice for information and to discuss availability


Our Child Care Centres

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

South Calgary:

Quarry Park Child Development Centre
10702 – 18 Street SE

T 403-351-6689

Administrator: Trudy Halvorsen

E: trudy.halvorsen@calgary.ymca.ca

ECCO Child Development Centre 
108 Quarry Park Road SE

T 403-351-8287

Director: Sabrina Norton

E sabrina.norton@calgary.ymca.ca

About Childcare Sponsor: ECCO Recycling


ECCO Recycling is proud to support YMCA Calgary as the naming sponsor of the ECCO Child Development Centre in the Remington YMCA at Quarry Park. YMCA Calgary child care centre’s provides opportunities for all children to access quality experiences in a caring and nurturing environment. With the support of YMCA caregivers, children practice behaviours in a play based environment which support social skill development, emotional competence and community engagement.

Throughout its business activities, ECCO Recycling’s overarching goal is to protect the environment by diverting waste and converting it into re-usable commercial and industrial products. As a leader in green business solutions, it is important to ECCO recycling that they give back to both the environment as well as Calgary communities.

For more information about ECCO Recycling & Energy Corporation please click here. http://www.eccorecycling.com/

Seton YMCA Child Development Centre

4995 Market Street SE

T 587-392-5589

Director: Sasha Fernando

E sasha.fernando@calgary.ymca.ca

Shawnessy YMCA 

333 Shawville Blvd SE

T 403-254-3211

Director: Nancy Batuhan

E Nancy.batuhan@calgary.ymca.ca

North Calgary:

Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge

11300 Rocky Ridge Rd. NW

T 403-351-6744

Director: Amaka Amadike

E nwamaka.amadike@calgary.ymca.ca

Click here for a 360 Tour of Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge Child Care
The above link will lead to a 3rd party website
Saddletowne YMCA

180 – 7555 Falconridge Blvd NE

T 403-537-2722

Director: Emilia El Atrach

E emilia.elatrach@calgary.ymca.ca



Child Care Waitlist

Placement on a YMCA Calgary child care waitlist is available to a family when the centre of choice is full, or future care needs are anticipated. YMCA Calgary recognizes childcare is important for families and that securing quality care arrangements can be challenging. While we will do our best to meet a family’s needs, we cannot guarantee a space will be available when requested or that a space will be available for all children following parental leave.
A member of our team will reach out when a space is available for your child which matches the age of your child. They may also reach out to you to determine more about your child care needs.
There is a $25 non-refundable cost to place a child on a centre’s waitlist. This cost is per child, per waitlist. Upon registration, your child will be placed on the current year’s waitlist. This registration will be automatically transferred to the next calendar year’s waitlist without additional charge.

How to register for the waitlist

Visit our online registration portal at https://ymcacalgary.force.com/ Click on “Log in to the Portal” to begin.
1. Enter the registration portal by:

  • Using your YMCA online account (skip to Step 2)
  • Activating an existing YMCA Online account by clicking “Activate your account with Avocado” You will need your YMCA Membership Barcode in addition to one of the following options: Family PIN (eConnect), Street Address, or Date of Birth. Complete filling in your personal information and create a password.
  • Creating an account by following the online prompts

If you require assistance, please contact a YMCA Health & Wellness location – locations and contact information are listed here
Note – Individuals activating a previous or newly created account will receive a confirmation email regarding their account activation. Once your account is activated, proceed to Step 2
2. Using the drop-down menu, select “Child Care” and the “Location” feature to select the child care centre you are interested in. Click “Search,” confirm the correct waitlist is featured and then follow the online steps to complete the registration and payment process.
In-person or by phone registration can be done at all YMCA Health & Wellness locations during operating hours. For a list of YMCA Health & Wellness locations and their contact information, please click here
It is helpful to provide the Member Service representative you are speaking with the following information:
Program: Child Care Waitlist
Location: The name of the child care centre you are interested and the program barcode

South Calgary
Quarry Park Child Care Centre Barcode: 9424
Remington YMCA in Quarry Park Child Care Barcode: 8380
Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton Child Care Barcode: 7821
Shawnessy YMCA Child Care Barcode: 8528
North Calgary
Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge Child Care Barcode: 8204
Saddletowne YMCA Child Care Barcode: 8622