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,

It’s been just over a month since the full return to schools, and for us, the full return of all our child care operations. As a leadership team, we wanted to take this moment to thank all of our families for your continued patience and efforts during this stressful, and at times, frustrating time. Your efforts – including following our screening procedures, keeping children home when unwell, increased hand washing and the wearing of age-appropriate PPE has been successful. To date, our child care centres and before and after school programming has not been adversely impacted or shutdown due to active COVID-19 cases.  

We want to assure you that we’re doing everything in our power to mitigate your risk of exposure while at our child care centres. We’re continuing to work closely with local Public Health units, and are following all recommendations. Some of the steps we’re taking at our centres include: 

  • Screening all children/staff prior to entry
  • Ensuring all are adhering to PPE regulations 
  • Following increased cleaning procedures in our spaces
  • Encouraging increased hand washing
  • Keeping children in their child care groups, and encouraging physically distanced play
  • Allowing no visitors into child care spaces

As families, there are also steps you can continue to take to help reduce your chances of contracting COVID-19, including:

  • Following pre-screening procedures
  • Wearing age-appropriate masks
  • Washing your hands often and thoroughly, using sanitizer when handwashing not available
  • Staying home when you are unwell 

The continued health, safety and well-being of your families remain our priority, and we will continue to adhere to all Public Health recommendations and communicate any new information with you as it becomes available. We’re stronger together. 

Stay healthy and well,

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 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

Resources

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.