Strong. Safe. Connected. 

A Note From Your Child Care Leadership Team 

Your YMCA believes in creating safe and welcoming spaces for all. We believe there is no place for racism and intolerance, and we're committed to listening, learning and making the changes needed to make this a reality.

A UNIFIED MESSAGE FROM THE YMCAs OF CAMBRIDGE &  KW,  GUELPH AND STRATFORD-PERTH

Hello Families,

On January 20, the Ministry announced delaying return to in-class learning until at least the end of this month. As families, the impacts of this announcement will impact you differently.  

Full-day Licensed Child Care will continue to operate with no interruption.  

School age Child Care remains closed until return to in-class learning resumes. This closure remains in effect until further notice from the Ministry. No fees will be charged for any of our before and after school program families during this closure. 

Emergency Child Care (ECC) continues to operate for Ministry-approved essential families. If you require emergency child care, we do have spaces available at our ECC locations. ECC has been made available at no cost to eligible parents since early January. It is important to note that the Province has determined eligibility for this ECC program, and it is a more limited and targeted version of the ECC which was offered between April and June 2020.    

YMCA Child Care continues to support our communities by providing ECC at the five of our locations. To determine eligibility and register your school aged children, please follow the location links below, completing the form or emailing the centre staff specifically:     

GROH PUBLIC SCHOOL – Kitchener  

WILLIAMSBURG PUBLIC SCHOOL - Kitchener

ELGIN STREET PUBLIC SCHOOL – Cambridge   

JEAN LITTLE – Guelph 

RICKSON RIDGE – Guelph   

ST. MICHAEL CATHOLIC SCHOOL - Guelph

Stratford District Secondary School - To begin the registration process, please call the City of Stratford Early Years Coordinator at 519-271-3773 extension 404. 

This announcement will be, for some of our families, an additional stress to an already overwhelming time. We’re doing our part to curb the spread of COVID-19 by continuing to adhere to increased safety measures. If you have any questions about this announcement and the impact to your family, please reach out to your centre supervisor.  

On behalf of all of us at YMCA of Three Rivers Child Care, thank you for your patience, support and understanding as we continue to navigate through these challenging times together. You’ve demonstrated to each of that we truly are stronger together.  

Please continue to stay safe and take care of one another.

Kim, Lianne, and Terri, on behalf of the YMCA of Three Rivers Child Care Team  

We’re here for good. 

YMCA Child Care. We’re here for good. 

A UNIFIED MESSAGE FROM THE YMCAs OF CAMBRIDGE &  KW,  GUELPH AND STRATFORD-PERTH

  • All licensed child care centres across our regions continue to operate under new COVID-19 guidelines 
  • All Before and After School programming continues in partnership with local school boards 
  • Daily COVID-19 screening of all children and staff prior to entering and throughout the day 
  • Physical distancing practices supported by both the setup of spaces and delivery of programs 
  • Use of required PPE by all staff, and enforced use of children as required by local school boards and Public Health units

Resources

Licensed Child Care (Infant, Toddler, Preschool)Before & After School Care

Where We’re at Currently 

Get the Handbook (PDF)

Our Caregiver Handbook provides you with an overview of the YMCA of Three Rivers Child Care programming, including operational details.

Our COVID-19 Screening Tool provides families with an at-home screening of symptoms, and the questions to expect at morning drop off.

Get the Screening Tool (PDF)