Child Care

Child Care2024-05-06T11:48:25-02:30

The Exploits Valley YMCA is dedicated and committed to children and families. Our child care programs deliver stimulating learning experiences that will enhance your child’s social, intellectual, physical and emotional development. This enhancement happens throughout a child’s daily routine which encompasses a balance of indoor and outdoor play, as well as active play, rest and quiet time. We partner with families and communities, collaborating with, and supporting one another thereby helping to build stronger communities and creating valuable resources that with assist in providing a positive learning environments and quality care for children.

Preschool

Pre-K

After School Care

Child Care Frequently Asked Questions

What should my child wear?2023-11-07T10:48:49-03:30

We advise that children dress in comfortable, wash and wear clothing, as we do lots of messy activities. Each child is required to have a change of clothing with their name attached to be left in the child’s bag and replenished whenever necessary. Please dress your child appropriately for the weather each day. Outdoor play is a part of our program. Proper outdoor clothing for each season is essential.

What if my child has allergies?2023-11-07T10:44:31-03:30

All center guidelines relating to a child’s allergies are to be strictly adhered to. Allergy information will be included in your registration package (if applicable) and you will be kept informed of any changes that may arise in this area.

What if my child needs medication?2023-11-07T10:44:14-03:30

Prescription medication will be administered upon parent’s written instruction and signed permission for the child care staff to do so. Prescription drugs must be in the original container before a staff member can administer it to a child. We cannot administer non-prescription drugs to any child without written consent from a doctor. Fever reducing medication may be administered in the event of an emergency after speaking with the supervisor of the center.

What if my child is sick?2023-11-07T10:41:35-03:30

It is recommended that if a child has a cold or other sickness (such as diarrhea, vomiting or a temperature) that they be kept home for the duration of the illness. A communicable disease can spread very quickly throughout the center. A high temperature in a child can elevate very quickly, and we do not want to take related emergency measures in your absence.

Can my child bring toys from home?2023-11-07T10:41:01-03:30

We prefer that children do not bring toys from home. Toys can get broken and cause unnecessary upset. If your child has a special toy that will help during the initial adjustment to the center, we will certainly make allowances. There will be show and share days throughout the year when children can bring in something special from home.

What happens on school closures?2023-11-07T10:41:09-03:30

Our child care centers do not automatically close based on the schools decision. In the case of severe storms and/or other emergencies, we will decide to close. Announcements will be made, and there will be no fee deduction for these closures.

More Information About Our Child Care Services

Looking for nurturing care for your child? At the YMCA, we have numerous child care programs for varying age levels that will enhance your child’s social, intellectual, physical and emotional development.

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