Kindergarten and School Age Programs - CKW YMCA

Kindergarten and School Age Programs

Kindergarten Extended Day Care | 4 to 5 years

In partnership with the local school boards the YMCA provides before and after school kindergarten programs.  The extended day program is aligned with the core school day in order to provide a consistent and seamless experience for children.  YMCA Staff create an environment that support and foster success at school, so children have opportunities to grow in all developmental areas.  Staff ratio is 1 to 10 kindergarten children

Kindergarten School Age Girls

School Age Youth Development | 6 to 12 years

Our before and after school programs are designed to foster team building, leadership skills, strong values, and independence.  Our school age participants are involved in a variety of different activities that match the group's interests, provide choice and opportunities to plan and problem solve. With a focus on physical activity, exposure to the arts, service learning, and global issues participants will build self-confidence and respect for themselves and those around them.  Staff ratio is 1 staff to 15 school agers. Full day school age programs are available during school holidays and PA days.

Note: Reduced ratios may occur during periods of arrival and departure of children as per Ontario Regulations.

Fees - New fee schedules are effective August 1, 2019.  Please see school age programs below for more information on fees.

Fees are calculated monthly based on registered days of care. There is no reduction of fees for illness, statutory holidays or unexpected closures due to inclement weather as your child's spot is still being maintained.  Fees are paid via preauthorized payment agreements with credit card or cheque options.

Subsidy - All YMCA Child Care centres have a Purchase of Service Agreement with the Region of Waterloo Child Care Division enabling them to register families who receive financial assistance.

Withdrawal or change to Child's Schedule - YMCA Child Care requires one month written notice for a permanent withdrawal from care or change in care requirements. Full program fees will be levied if sufficient notice is not given.

Menu - YMCA Child Care serves a morning and afternoon snack each day.   We are committed to nurturing the body with carefully planned well balanced snacks in accordance with Canada's food guide.  We work together with parents to support children with food allergies or particular food choices. 

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