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YWCA Licensed Child Care Program

YWCA Hamilton offers fully licensed child care programs for toddlers, preschoolers and school age children (18 months to 12 years of age). Qualified, caring staff engage children in programs designed to nurture each child’s natural sense of curiosity. Physical, outdoor, creative, educational and play based activities foster a stimulating, safe and fun environment in which to grow and learn.
 
Daily and weekly rates, extended care and subsidy is available.

YWCA Downtown Child Care Centre
75 MacNab Street South (905) 522-9922, ext. 133
All full-time and part-time spaces are available
Toddler (16 months- 2.5 years)
$51/day or $229.50/wk
Preschool (2.5 – 5 years)
$46/day or $194/wk
Kinderclass (Jr. or Sr. kindergarten) Children will be walking from Central Public School.
$190/week
Before/After School Care available see below for details

YWCA Hamilton Ottawa Street Child Care Centre
@ Memorial (City) Elementary School
1153 Main Street East Hamilton  L8M 1P3
905.547.5151
Hours of operation 7:30am – 5:45 pm
Full Time Spaces are available
Toddler (16 months- 2.5 years)
$51/day or $229.50/wk
Preschool (2.5 years – 4 years)
$46/day or $194/wk

YWCA West Mountain Child Care Centre
Gordon Price Elementary School 11 Guildwood Drive
Full Time Spaces are available
Toddler (16 months- 2.5 years)
$51/day or $229.50/wk
Preschool (2.5 years – 5 years)
$46/day or $194/wk
 
YWCA Dunnville Child Care Centre
St Michael’s Catholic School, 209 Alder Street West (289) 369-0489
Full Time Spaces are available – please contact child care centre for details
Before School $7/day
After School $9/day
JK/SK Before School $8.00
JK/SK After School $10.00
Preschool $35/day or $146/wk
PA Day $30.00
JK/SK PA Day $31

Before & After School Care

(Ages 4-12 years) is a fully licensed before & after school program offered every day that school is in session. Activities include: homework help, physical and creative activities plus a weekly gym & swim. Before care starts at 7:30 am. After care ends at 5:45 pm. A nutritious snack is provided.
 
Central Public School
AM/PM Care – located at Central Public School, 75 Hunter Street West, (905) 522-9922 ext. 133

Memorial Elementary School
Before and After School Care – located at the corner of Main St. E. and Ottawa Street, (905) 522-9922, press 8 ext. 21. Children are picked up by YWCA staff from Memorial Public School, AM Cunningham and St. John the Baptist Catholic School.

Green Acres Public School
Before and After School Care – located at 45 Randall Ave, Stoney Creek, ON, (905) 719-0328

YWCA Dunnville - St. Michael's Catholic School
Before and After School Care – located at  209 Alder Street West, Dunnville, (289) 369-0489 – children from surrounding schools are welcome.

YWCA Dunnville - Fairview Avenue Public School
Before and After School Care – located at 223 Fairview Street, Dunnville (289) 369-0489 – children from surrounding schools are welcome.
 

Saturday Kids Club & P.A. Days

Kids Club  

(Ages 5-12 years)

Saturday at Ottawa Street Location: 1:00-4:00pm

$5 drop in fee

An afternoon of friends, games, songs and crafts. Includes a swim, healthy snack, active games, and co-operative activities. A great way to make new friends and have an afternoon of fun! It's a taste of summer camp every Saturday!

PA Days
(Ages 4–12 years) Join us for a day of fun! You will enjoy games, sports, crafts, swimming, outings and more. Available through advance registration.

MacNab Street Branch – 75 MacNab Street South, (905) 522-9922 ext. 133
Dates: inquire with child care centre for dates

Ottawa Street Branch – 52 Ottawa Street North, (905) 522-9922, press 8 ext. 21             Dates: inquire with child care centre for dates

Dunnville Branch – 209 Alder Street West, (289) 369-0489
Dates: inquire with child care centre for dates

KidsZone and KidsZone - Girl's Edition

(Ages 7-12 years) is an after school program that provides leadership opportunities, promotion of healthy and positive self-esteem and participatory hands-on activities including physical activities, creative expression and group discussion all based on participants interest and needs. The program includes enthusiastic guest speakers, a delicious snack and many opportunities for students in grades one to eight to make friendships and gain confidence in themselves and their abilities. Program standards and ethical guidelines such as confidentiality and safety are established to protect participants in the program. 

KidsZone and KidsZone - Girl's Edition programming requires an annual Girls/Youth Membership of $25 payable to YWCA front desk or program staff. 

Program sessions are currently scheduled Monday - Thursday until 5:30pm at:

  • GL Armstrong: KidZone
  • Woodward : KidZone - Girl's Edition
  • Ottawa Street YWCA serving Memorial (City) School: KidZone - Girl's Edition

Contact Lisa Pilon at (905) 522-9922, press 8 ext. 21.

Girls Night In

Friday Night Girl Time! We spend quality time with each other doing different activities each week. We will swim, do crafts, make a healthy snack and talk about what is important to you! 

Ottawa Street Branch – 52 Ottawa Street North, (905) 522-9922, press 8 ext. 21            

Hours: 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Fee: $5  

Day Camps

YWCA Hamilton offers a safe place to have fun, be active and make friends. Kids enjoy games, sports, crafts, swimming, outings and more. Includes exciting day trips. Available through advance registration. To register call 905-522-9922 ext. 133

PA Days Schedules:

PA Day Kinder 2017 Schedule

PA Day Active Kids 2017 Schedule 

Summer Camp and March Break Registrations forms:

Program Registration Form PDF - Summer Camp 2017

March Break - Kinder Camp 

March Break - Active Kids Camp

March Break - Camp Girls Edition

Kinder Camp

(Ages 4-6 years)

We may allow 3 year olds on an individual basis.

Locations: MacNab Street, Ottawa Street and Dunnville Branches
Pricing: $35/day or $150/ a full week (Mon-Fri); 9:00am – 4:00pm
Extended Day: $8.00/day, 7:30am to 9:00am and 4:00pm to 5:45pm

THURSDAY’S TRIP DAILY FEE:  42.00 per day + 8.00 to extend where there is a BUS (See weekly schedule. Please note that Dunnville trips are taken on Wednesdays.)

Active Kids Camp

(Ages 6-12 years)
We may allow 5 year olds on an individual basis.

Locations: MacNab Street, Ottawa Street and Dunnville Branches
Pricing: $30/day or $130/a full week (Mon-Fri); 9:00am – 4:00pm  
Extended Day: $8.00/day, 7:30am to 9:00am and 4:00pm to 5:45pm
 
THURSDAY’S TRIP DAILY FEE:  40.00 per day + 8.00 to extend where there is a BUS (See weekly schedule. Please note that Dunnville trips are taken on Wednesdays).
 

Camp Girls-Edition

(Ages 8-12 years)
We may allow 7 year olds on an individual basis.
 
Based on the cutting edge GirlSpace curriculum, this girl's only camp provides leadership opportunities, promotion of healthy and positive self-esteem and exciting activities. GirlSpace Camp also includes trips. Available through advance registration.
 
Locations: Ottawa Branch
Pricing: $33/day or $140/a full week (Mon-Fri); 9:00am – 4:00pm  
Extended Day: $8.00/day, 7:30am to 9:00am and 4:00pm to 5:45pm
Contact Lisa Pilon at (905) 522-9922, press 8 ext. 21.
 
THURSDAY’S TRIP DAILY FEE:  40.00 per day + 8.00 to extend where there is a BUS (See weekly schedule. Please note that Dunnville trips are taken on Wednesdays).
 

Family Access Centre of Hamilton

The Family Access Centre of Hamilton offers families a safe and supportive setting after separation, where visits and exchanges with children can take place under the supervision of trained staff and volunteers. Factual observation notes are documented.   

Office Hours By Appointment Only:
Tuesday-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
For more information please contact the Centre at: (905) 522-9922, ext.139.