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YWCA Licensed Child Care Program

YWCA Hamilton offers fully licensed child care programs for toddlers, preschoolers and school age children (15 months to 12 years of age).Our team of qualified educators engage children in enriching learning experiences that are designed to nurture each child’s natural sense of curiosity. The children engage in both indoor and outdoor play experiences that are safe, creative, fun and developmentally stimulating on a daily basis. Every day brings a new experience for the children in our program to explore.
 
Daily and weekly rates, extended care and subsidy is available. Please call for rates.
 
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)
Before/After School Care available see below for details
 
YWCA Hamilton Ottawa Street Child Care Centre at Memorial (City) Elementary School
1153 Main Street East Hamilton  L8M 1P3
(905) 547-5151
Hours of operation 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Full Time Spaces are available
Toddler (16 months- 2.5 years)
Preschool (2.5 years – 4 years)
 
YWCA West Mountain Child Care Centre
Gordon Price Elementary School 11 Guildwood Drive
Hours of operation 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Full Time Spaces are available
Toddler (16 months- 2.5 years)
Preschool (2.5 years – 5 years)
(905) 383-9333
 
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
Services include:
Before School 
After School 
JK/SK Before School 
JK/SK After School 
Preschool 
PA Day 
JK/SK PA Day 
 

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

Summer - Kinder Camp 

Summer - JR Active Kids Camp

Summer - SR Active Kids Camp

Summer - 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
Mon-Fri: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Extended Day: 7:30am to 9:00am and 4:00pm to 5:45pm

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
Mon-Fri: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Extended Day: 7:30am to 9:00am and 4:00pm to 5:45pm

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: MacNab Street 
Mon-Fri: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Extended Day: 7:30am to 9:00am and 4:00pm to 5:45pm

Contact Lisa Pilon at (905) 522-9922, press 8 ext. 21.
 
Thursday day trips are extra.
 

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.