Child Care

Child Care

The YMCA of Timmins Child Care provides care and learning for children in a safe and nurturing environment.  Our supportive, knowledgeable staff offer parents peace of  mind and children the opportunity to realize their potential through positive reinforcement and innovative programs. Our national “YMCA Playing to Learn” curriculum, for, example, is designed to build a capacity for and love of lifelong learning in young children by creating quality learning experiences through play.

The YMCA of Timmins furthers each child’s personal development through creative play and child centered activities that encourage each child to develop skill levels at their own rate.

Check out our Child Care Brochure!

To view our Family Handbook click 2018 Family Handbook

To download our registration form click Child Care Registration (January 2018)


All the YMCA of Timmins child care programs are licensed under the Child Care and Early Years Act. Programs are evaluated regularly to ensure quality in child care practices and are inspected annually to confirm compliance by ministry standards.


YMCA Playing to Learn is a national curriculum developed by the lead association, the YMCA of Greater-Toronto, that helps children in YMCA licensed preschool child care discover learning through creative play and aligns with primary school benchmarks

YMCA Playing to Learn provides an understanding of how play provides the foundation for learning to read and write, and for learning mathematics, science and technology. It provides early educators with the skills to prepare spaces that are more conducive to learning, and the best practices to encourage quality-learning experiences.


Infants – 3 months to 18 months

Toddlers – 18 months to 30 months

Preschool – 31 months to 4 years

We currently have two centers for Child Care:

  • YMCA Poplar (Main Site)
  • YMCA Balsam Street Child Care Centre
  • YMCA Moore  Street Child Care Centre

Please contact our main office for more information.


For many parents and guardians their work day doesn’t end when their children’s school day does. So how can you make sure your children are well looked after when they’re not in your care or at school? The YMCA of Timmins has the answer!

Whether you need early-morning or after-school care we will ensure your children are in a safe, secure, and fun environment.

We have six Before and After School sites located around the city:

  • YMCA Poplar (Main Site) (4 – 12 years) must be enrolled in school
  • YMCA Balsam Street Child Care Centre (4 – 12 years) must be enrolled in school
  • YMCA Bertha Shaw Before & After School (4 – 12 years) must be enrolled in school
  • YMCA Centennial Before & After School (4 – 12 years) must be enrolled in school
  • YMCA St. Joseph Before & After School (4 – 12 years) must be enrolled in school
  • YMCA W. Earle Miller Before & After School (4 – 12 years) must be enrolled in school

Before School $7.00/day
After School $10.00/day
Before and After School $17.00/day

To schedule a tour of our facilities, or for more information, contact us.