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YMCA Calgary Child Care Centres

New!  YMCA Calgary Child Care Centres are now offering $25/day child care, thanks to the support of the Government. 



YMCA Calgary chosen by Government of Alberta to operate seven child care sites offering $25/day child care under expanded government-funded program. 

Through a multilateral Agreement with the federal government, provincial and territorial partners, the Government is providing support for affordable child care initiatives across Canada.  This new Alberta Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) program is a three-year initiative that caps parent fees for child care at $25/day.  YMCA was successful in its application to become part of this new initiative and will successfully receive funding over the next three years.  Therefore, effective May 1, 2018, all parent fees for YMCA Child Care will be $546.00/month. This monthly fee is upon recommendation from the government and aligns with the provincial subsidy level.

Read more about this new initiative by clicking below:

Alberta Early Learning and Child Care Centres FAQs

Congratulatory Letter from the Government


YMCA Calgary Child Care Centres

Our licensed child care centres are staffed by professional, qualified and experienced caregivers who apply best practices in healthy child development and play-based learning.

YMCA Calgary operates licensed child care centres in five of our YMCA Health & Wellness Centres: Gray Family Eau Claire, Remington, Saddletowne, Shane Homes 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 Care 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.


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

General Inquiries:  childcare@ymcacalgary.org | (403) 351-6689

Please Note: Our wait list is capped and we are not currently accepting new families onto the wait list, with the exception of the Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton opening in January 2019. The Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton Child Care  registration will open Tuesday, October 23, 2018.

Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA (Ages 19 months – 6 years) 

101 3 Street SW

T 403-781-1666

Director: Margaret Ferriss

E margaret.ferriss@calgary.ymca.ca


  • 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 (Ages 12 months – 6 years) 

10702 – 18 Street SE

T 403-351-6689

Administrator: Kathleen Bursey

E kathleen.bursey@calgary.ymca.ca

  •  (Stand-alone child care centre located in the Quarry Park Community)

  • Transportation for kindergarten children may be available from this centre to Douglasdale School. Please contact us for details
  • Please Note: Our waitlist is capped and we are not currently accepting new families onto the waitlist.

ECCO Child Development Centre  (Ages 12 months – 6 years) 

108 Quarry Park Road SE

T 403-351-8287

Director: Trisha Skinner

E trisha.skinner@calgary.ymca.ca

  •  (Located in the Remington YMCA in Quarry Park)
  • Please Note: Our waitlist is capped and we are not currently accepting new families onto the waitlist.
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/

Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge (Ages 12 months – 6 years) 

11300 Rocky Ridge Rd. NW

T 403-351-6744

Director: Amaka Amadike

E nwamaka.amadike@calgary.ymca.ca

  • Please Note: Our waitlist is capped and we are not currently accepting new families onto the waitlist.

Saddletowne YMCA (Ages 19 months – 6 years) 

180 – 7555 Falconridge Blvd NE

T 403-537-2722

Director: Emilia El Atrach

E emilia.elatrach@calgary.ymca.ca                                                                                                                            

Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton Recreation Facility (Ages 12 months – 6 years) 

4995 Market Street SE

E childcare@ymcacalgary.org

  • Estimated completion is early 2019
  • YMCA Calgary will be opening up registration, including the wait list, for this child care centre in late fall.
  • Full information will be available on our website in the fall as details are confirmed.

Shawnessy YMCA (Ages 19 months – 6 years) 

333 Shawville Blvd SE

T 403-254-3211

Director: Sheina Mark

E sheina.mark@calgary.ymca.ca

  • Kindergarten-age children – please contact us for details


2018 Fees

Gray Family Eau Claire, ECCO (Remington), Saddletowne, Shane Homes & Shawnessy 

Includes morning and afternoon snack
 Children All Ages  $546/month   

Quarry Park Child Development Centre

Includes snacks and lunch
Children All Ages  $546/month


Part-time Care – All Centres (pending space availability)

 Children All Ages    $25/day


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.

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.
  • All YMCA Calgary Child Care Centres are Alberta Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Centres and, as such, receive funding which caps parent fees at $546/month.  This funding is in place through March 2021.
  • Will YMCA Calgary Child Care Centres maintain waitlists? 

Each YMCA Child Care Centre maintains its own waitlist. Families may choose to place their child on a centre’s waitlist should a space not immediately be available or they are looking for care in the future.

Registration on waitlists is limited and placement on the waitlist does not guarantee a child care space as children of the correct age are placed into the available space.

There is a non-refundable $50/family wait list fee at each centre. A family may be placed on one additional YMCA child care centre wait list at $0 fee.

When a space within the centre becomes available, the family will be contacted using the main phone number and email on the family account. A family will be provided with 24 hours to respond. Should a family not respond or wish to delay a start, a note will be made on the file and the next family on the list will be contacted. The child will remain on the waitlist until YMCA Calgary places them in the centre, the family asked them to be removed or three offers of a space have been made and refused.