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A Note From Your Child Care Leadership Team 

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Updated September 7, 2022

Hello Families,  

We hope everyone had a healthy, safe, and enjoyable summer. A huge WELCOME BACK to all our School Age children – we're excited to see you in programs! We wanted to provide you with a couple brief updates as we return to our full schedule of programs.

COVID Procedure Reminders

As we move into the fall, we wanted to remind everyone of the continued Ministry of Education and local Public Health measures to keep everyone safe.  

1. Please continue to monitor your children for COVID symptoms daily (tool found
here) – and keep children home when unwell. NOTE please read through this tool in detail as there are various nuances to each of the questions and what this could mean for you/your family.  
2. If children present with symptoms throughout the day, they will need to be picked up and will need to follow the instructions on the screening tool around next steps. 
3. If you live with someone who has tested positive for COVID please refer to the exposure document (found here
4. Please continue to encourage proper hand washing and coughing/sneezing etiquette with your children.  

COVID-19 remains prevalent in our communities, and it’s only in working together that we can continue to keep one another healthy and safe. Thank you for continuing to follow these guidelines – we'll be sure to share any updates or changes when they become available.  

Canada Wide Early Learning Child Care Program Updates  

Earlier this month, the federal and provincial governments announced that they are delaying the application process to the Canada Wide Early Learning Child Care Program (CWELCC) from September 1 to November 1, 2022. The YMCA of Three Rivers Child Care team continues to complete the application process for participating in the CWELCC. We still have no updates regarding when we will be able to process any refunds; however, the program continues to assure us that these will be made retroactive to April 2022. We will continue to update you regarding the outcome of our application, as well as any details pertaining to rebates and/or fee changes as soon as they are made available. On behalf of our entire child care team, thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we navigate this ongoing process.  

On behalf of everyone at YMCA of Three Rivers Child Care, we hope you all have a wonderful transition into fall and the new school year. We know there are many child care options to choose from, and we’re grateful your family has decided on the Y. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your centre supervisor.  

Thank you,  

Kim, Nickey & Terri, on behalf of the YMCA of Three Rivers Child Care Team

We’re 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 Three Rivers’ communities (Guelph-Wellington, Stratford-Perth, and Waterloo Region) continue to follow Ministry of Education and local Public Health unit COVID policies and procedures.
  • Parents are asked to screen their child(ren) daily. If your child is unwell please keep them home.
  • If there are cases in centres, notifications are posted on the centre door.

Fee and Closure Policies (PDFs)

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.

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

COVID-19 School Screening


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