Early Years Childcare

Play, learn & grow.

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.

Childcare Centre Benefits

  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Professional staff that ware certified Early Childhood Educators
  • Trained staff in early childhood development
  • Trained staff in CPR and First Aid
  • Staff follow the YMCA "Playing to Learn" program and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Early Learning "Play and Exploration" program planning.
  • Natural, shady and fenced outdoor play areas
  • Programs that develop the child's spirit, mind, and body
  • FREE YMCA memberships for children enrolled in the child development centres
  • Access to government subsidy and early childhood professionals

Application Process

Childcare Subsidy

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.

Childcare Locations

YMCA Child Care Centre Downtown

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Downtown Centre Contact:


Tel: 306-652-7515, ext. 232

Fax: 306-652-2828
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YMCA Child Care Centre Martensville

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Martensville Centre Contact:


Tel: 306-955-9599

Fax: 306-955-9577

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YMCA Child Care Centre Sutherland

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Sutherland Centre Contact:


Tel: 306-374-5775
Fax: 306-374-2010
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YMCA Child Care Centre Fairhaven

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Fairhaven Centre Contact:


Tel: 306-244-2442
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YMCA Child Care Centre Brighton

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Brighton Centre Contact


Tel: 306-374-3502
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Parent Advisory Committee

  • What is a Parent Advisory Committee?

    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.

  • Why is a PAC important?
  • How can a PAC Support a child care centre and board?
  • When do we meet?

For more in formation on the PAC at your child care, contact you Centre Supervisor.

Saskatoon Early Years Partnership

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:

  • parenting supports and education
  • mental health and well-being of children and their families
  • quality, universal, affordable, developmentally and culturally appropriate childcare

Before and After School Care

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:

  • Dundonald
  • Egnatoff
  • Forest Grove
  • St. Gerard
  • St. Luke
  • St. Matthew
  • Montgomery
  • Sutherland
  • Lake Vista (Martensville)
  • Holy Mary (Martensville)
  • Holy Trinity (Warman)

2020 - 2021 BASC Registration Registration opens May 3rd at 9 AM for the 2021 - 2022 BASC Registration

Registration is now paperless! Please click button below to Register!

For Program Information and inquiries:

Ashlee Bloder - BASC Director
By phone: 306-652-7515 ext 242
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Jared Newson - Coordinator of Camps & BASC programs

By phone: 306-652-7515 ext 212
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Galina Braun - BASC Administration and Billing

By phone: 306-652-7515 ext. 251
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Looking for Day Camps? Check out what we have to offer!

Financial Assistance

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.

Complimentary

Membership

Did you know that if your child is registered in the Full Time plan with the Before and After School Care program OR Early Years Childcare, your child also receives a complimentary membership at the YMCA!

This means that your child can register in two programs and swimming lessons a session and attend unlimited drop in programs at no extra charge. Programs include swimming lessons, martial arts classes, and more. Registration is as easy as a phone call to the YMCA at 306-652-7515. ext 0