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.


Hello Families,

It’s hard to believe that summer is winding down and we’re ramping up for fall and back to routines for many of us. We wanted to take a moment to share some information with you.

We are continuing to work with local public health units, local school boards, and the Ministry of Education to ensure that we can continue to provide your family with the child care experiences you have come to expect. Over the past year, you have played an integral role in keeping other children, other families and our child care staff safe by adhering to our COVID-19 Policy and procedures. As we move into September and back to school we would like to remind you that masks are required when dropping off and picking up your child/children – including outdoors. Please note, in Guelph-Wellington and Waterloo Region, children in grades Kindergarten and up are required to be wear masks. And in Stratford-Perth, children in grades 1 and up are required to wear masks.

At this time, parents are still not allowed in our centres. We are working towards how to safely allow this and will send more information once we have all of the details worked out.

All other guidelines remain the same, including daily screening, keeping children home when unwell, and the use of PPE as per ministry mandates.

Thank you for your continued support as we work together to keep our child care centres safe. I hope you have a wonderful end of summer.

Stay healthy and well,

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

About YMCA of Three Rivers Child Care -  Where your child can explore, play, and learn.

As Canada’s largest not-for-profit child care provider, we play a leading role in research-based program development and community engagement. We’ve been proudly serving families in Guelph-Wellington, Stratford-Perth, and Waterloo Region for more than 30 years.

YMCA Child Care. We’re here for good. 


  • All licensed child care centres across our regions continue to operate under COVID-19 guidelines 
  • All Before and After School programming is cancelled until in-person learning returns 
  • 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


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

Where We’re at Currently 

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

For up to  date screening information, please review the Ministry of Education screening tool.

COVID-19 School Screening