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!

This past Friday, the Ministry of Education announced that in an effort to support transparency, they will be publicizing a list of schools and licensed child care centres where there are reported serious occurrences or positive cases of COVID-19. You can access this daily summary here. We wanted to take a moment to reach out to help our families understand what a serious occurrence means, and how this impacts our child care centres 

The information shared on this site include:  

  • Number of licensed child cares (in-home and centres) with at least one (1) confirmed case of COVID-19 

  • Number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in children  

  • Number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 of child care staff and educators 

  • Total number of closed child care locations 

  • Name of a child care centres with an open serious occurrence for confirmed case of COVID-19 

It is important to note that a serious occurrence does not necessarily mean a confirmed case in the centreFor example, a serious occurrence includes a child’s primary caregiver receiving a positive test result. To protect confidentiality, no specific details around the occurrences will be shared on this site, nor will we release this information at our centres 

We know that the potential of seeing your child’s centre on this list could be stressful, but please note, being on this list does not mean that your child has been exposed to COVID-19, nor that there is a confirmed case in the centreOperationally, we will follow the direction of Public Health and the Ministry of Education, relying on their expertise in determining the level of threat. We commit to sharing any and all information with our families as it is available, while also ensuring the privacy of the individual(s) involved. In all cases, the health and well-being of your child and families, as well as our educators, will remain our utmost priority.  

We appreciate that the realities of COVID-19 are ever changing and that this can be a stressful time for all. Again, I want to reiterate that we will continue to meet and exceed health and safety requirements, and do all that is in our power to help limit the spread of this illness. We ask that families remain diligent, keeping children home from child care if they are ill.  

Stay healthy, wear a mask, and wash your hands.

Kim, Lianne, and Terri, on behalf of the YMCA 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 re-opened July 13 
  • Before and after school programming to begin September 8, following school boards’ staggered entry policies
  • Physical distancing practices supported by both the setup of spaces and delivery of programs 
  • Commitment to adhere to all local public health guidelines, including staff’s use of personal protective equipment 
  • Prescreening, daily screening, and reporting that follows public health guidelines

Where We’re at Currently 

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