YMCA of Saskatoon provides childcare spaces in Saskatoon and Martensville for kids to play, learn and grow in a healthy, supportive environment. We focus on Playing to Learn, a curriculum developed by YMCA Canada that focuses on holistic development by encouraging child-centred, interest-based free play and exploration.
For more information on the Playing to Learn Curriculum, visit our FAQ page.
Start by contacting your preferred centre. Some age groups have lengthy waiting lists, and by knowing your childcare needs in terms of times of day you require care and the ages of your children, we can do our best to ensure you can access childcare as soon as possible.
Licensed childcare may give you the opportunity, depending on your gross monthly income, to receive subsidy for your child's care.
To find out if you may qualify for subsidy, call 1-800-667-7155.
Be prepared to provide the assessor with your average gross family income, and the total childcare fees that you will be expected to pay to the childcare facility.
Parent Advisory Committees (PAC's) are required by the Child Care Act, 2014. The purpose of the PAC is to ensure that parents of children attending the centre have the opportunity to ask questions, express concerns and share suggestions with the board governing the child care centre.
The YMCA of Saskatoon is an enthusiastic participant in the Saskatoon Early Years Partnership -- a leadership team of Early Years, Parenting and Community Professionals dedicated to the investment in children, our future.
It's strategic aim is that by 2018, 82% of Saskatoon and Region children in kindergarten will score 'ready' for the transition to school AND by 2020, 90% of Saskatoon and Region children will score ready for transition to school.
The three areas of focus are:
The Before and After School Care Program (BASC) offers a safe, fun, and stimulating environment for young people ages 5 - 12. Providing care before and after school on site, the program supports the learning goals of the school community while enabling parents and caregivers to pursue their employment or study commitments with peace of mind.
Our friendly, professional, and experienced program leaders engage children in a variety of age-appropriate, fun, and stimulating activities designed specifically to enhance the cognitive, social, physical, and emotional development of children. Through the implementation of these activities, YMCA core values of caring, acceptance, honesty, respect, fairness, and responsibility are reinforced.
The YMCA offers simple plans that allow for flexibility, ease of use, and consistency for parents and caregivers, as well as a specific plan for kindergarten schedules.
We currently have programs in:
For Program Information and inquiries:
Ashlee Bloder - BASC Director
By phone: 306-652-7515 ext 242
Jared Newson - Coordinator of Camps & BASC programs
By phone: 306-652-7515 ext 212
Galina Braun - BASC Administration and Billing
By phone: 306-652-7515 ext. 251
The YMCA of Saskatoon believes in access and equal
opportunities for all. That's why we offer financial assistance that
help children and families access YMCA programs they are unable to
afford on their own.
We firmly believe finances should not be a barrier to quality programs.
Application is easy, forms are available with registration forms and on display at the front desk of the YMCA downtown. All applications and inquiries are treated with the strictest confidence to ensure your privacy.