YMCA Early Years Online Registration

 Program Registration

All programs offered by the YMCA Early Years Centre are free for you and your family to attend.  Some of our program require registration.   Information on how to register for these programs is listed below.   

Baby Connections:  www.babyconnections.ca

The Baby Connections program was developed as a resource to help parents/caregivers introduce early literacy skill development to their infants who are 6-12 months. Join us to gain confidence in playing with and promoting literacy and learning with your baby and receive a free Baby Connections Resource Kit.

Infant Massage 

Building a strong attachment with your infant is one of the building blocks to social development.  This 3 session program is a great way to build this attachment while learning techniques for stimulating, relaxing and providing relief for your infant. This program requires pre-registration and is designed for babies under one year. Upcoming sessions are offered at our Roger Street and Elmira Family Centre sites.

Make the Connection: Call 519-741-8585 

Make the Connection Birth to 1 year incorporate hands-on parent-baby activities, videotaping and discussions to help parents reflect on key components of secure attachment. This secure beginning sets in motion a positive course for a child's social and emotional well-being, learning in school and contribution to society. This program is co-delivered with Family and Children Services.

Me Breastfeed?:  Call 519-741-8585 

The Me Breastfeed? workshop is a free breastfeeding class for prenatal families that is facilitated by trained Breastfeeding Buddy Volunteers. Peer facilitators are moms with lived breastfeeding experience and have taken the World Health Organization Peer Breastfeeding Course. During this workshop expectant moms and their partners and or support person, will learn about the first 7 days after birth, breastfeeding positions, how to overcome breastfeeding challenges, and the value of breastfeeding for the whole family.  

Parenting My Baby: Call 519-741-8585 

Having a new baby is a time of change, discovery and often many questions. We invite you and your baby to come out and meet other families with babies for discussion around a variety of topics. An Early Years Professional will offer up to date information/resources and support.

Preparing For Parenthood: www.earlyyearsinfo.ca/preparing-for-parenthood.html 

The Preparing for Parenthood program offers free prenatal information and support on a variety of topics whether you are planning a pregnancy or are already expecting.  Partners and support people are welcome.

Sleep and Your New Baby: www.earlyyearsinfo.ca/sleep-sessions.html 

Region of Waterloo Public Health and the Waterloo Region Ontario Early Years Centres are inviting you and your baby to a free session to help you get to know more about your baby's sleep patterns and how to respond. This program is for parents of newborns from birth to 12 weeks of age.

Stork Secret's:  Call 519-571-1626 ext. 25

This peer support program is offered in partnership with Our Place Family Resource and Early Years Centre and is geared to pregnant and postpartum mothers with an infant under age 2 and adjusting to the changes and challenges of parenthood.


If you require support with registering for any of these programs please contact us at 519-741-8585 or oeycinfo@ckwymca.ca