Early Learning and Care

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Covid-19 Update

The Government of Ontario has announced that licensed child care centres and EarlyON programs will remain closed as Canadians are urged to continue physical distancing as much as possible.

Licensed child care centres and programs are expected to re-open when the province transitions to the next stage of its reopening plan. Please continue to check ymcagta.org/Alerts for the latest information.

Thank you for your continued support of the YMCA of Greater Toronto and we look forward to welcoming you back to our centres as soon as we’re able.

Learning our ABCs and 123s in a Play-Based Environment

At the Y, we believe that play is the primary way in which children learn. That's why our dedicated Early Childhood Educators implement our acclaimed YMCA Playing to Learn™ Curriculum at our Licensed Child Care Centres throughout the GTA.


Toddler putting stacking rings on their headOur YMCA Playing to Learn™ Curriculum

Here to help your little one discover the world through play and imagination, our YMCA Playing to Learn™ Curriculum offers kids an opportunity to develop their confidence, self-direction and self-regulation. Using play as the primary learning medium, children are introduced to literacy, numeracy,  arts, science, and more, while in our care to ensure a smooth transition into primary school.

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About Our Early Learning & Care Programs

A Unique Play-Based Curriculum Taught by our Trusted Experts



About YMCA Child Care

For over 50 years, our dedicated Child Care staff have been providing children with the support they need to make a seamless transition into full-day Kindergarten. At our Licensed Child Care Centres, our Registered Early Childhood Educators partner with parents to support their child’s development and provide families with the security of knowing that their child is in a safe and nurturing environment during these formative years.

We currently operate:

  • 103 licensed full-day Early Learning locations (ages 0 - 3.8 years)
  • Programs for infants and toddlers at select locations
  • Part-time program options
  • Standard hours of operation: Monday to Friday with most of our Child Care Centres opening between 6:45–7:30am and closing between 6–6:30 p.m


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