Welcome to The YMCAs of Québec’s Daycares!
YMCA daycares offer children an enriching experience that contributes to their overall well-being.
Children’s first learning experiences play a crucial role in their future development. These experiences become the foundation for the acquisition of skills that they will need to have a positive experience when starting kindergarten.
The YMCAs of Québec’s daycares offer programs for young children based on our Educational Approach, and the Accueillir la petite enfance early childhood education program of the Ministère de la Famille et des Aînés du Québec. Children who attend our daycares have the opportunity to undergo their first learning experiences in a stimulating environment. All aspects of their development are taken into consideration through free play, structured games, storytelling, singing, field trips, physical activities, theatre, arts and much more!
Daily activities are adapted to each age group. They are designed to stimulate the imagination and creativity of children as well as develop their curiosity, sense of observation and concentration. Some activities that promote group interaction teach children to share, to take responsibility for their actions, to wait their turn, to become more autonomous and to express their feelings in an appropriate manner.
As they progress from one age group to the next and improve their social skills, the children who take part in our daycare programs are preparing themselves to grow into a more structured learning environment such as kindergarten. When they start school, they continue to evolve, benefiting from the solid foundation that they have acquired at the YMCA daycare program.
Daycare centres licensed by the Ministère de la Famille et des Aînés (Quebec Ministry for the Family and Seniors)
Du Parc YMCA
Monday to Friday.
Ages: 18 months to 4 years old (less than 5 years old on September 30)
Schedule: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Subsidized daycare with reduced parental contribution of $7 per day, including two snacks and one hot meal.
Saint-Laurent YMCA: offers 5 days a week only
Du Parc YMCA: Option of part-time or full-time
Monday to Friday.
Price: $39 per day or $21 per half-day.
Schedule: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Extended Child Care Service: $3.50/hr. - 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. and/or 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
No snack or meal included.
Our entire staff is CPR and First Aid certified.
Compliance with Ministère de la Famille et des Aînés adult:child ratios.
Ratios may be even lower in certain age groups.
For more information, please contact:
Downtown YMCA: 514-849-8393 ext. 1777.
Du Parc YMCA: Céline Wintzer at 514-277-9779 ext. 222.
Saint-Laurent YMCA: Sorina Fagaras at 514-747-9801 ext. 224.