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.
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:
General Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
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|
|Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton
Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge
|Quarry Park Child Development Centre
*includes lunch & snacks
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
All centres operate Monday to Friday | 7:00am – 6:00pm | Closed Statutory Holidays
10702 – 18 Street SE
Administrator: Trudy Halvorsen
108 Quarry Park Road SE
Director: Sabrina Norton
4995 Market Street SE
Director: Sasha Fernando
333 Shawville Blvd SE
Director: Nancy Batuhan
11300 Rocky Ridge Rd. NW
Director: Amaka Amadike
The above link will lead to a 3rd party website
180 – 7555 Falconridge Blvd NE
Director: Emilia El Atrach
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
|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|
|Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge Child Care||Barcode: 8204|
|Saddletowne YMCA Child Care||Barcode: 8622|