Saturday, August 19, 2017

Child Care

School Age : Licensed School Age Care

Attention parents

Reminder - All of our child care sites are Peanut Aware

Before and After School Care, Non Instructional Days and School Break Care

The Healthy Child Development curriculum integrates an asset development approach to provide school age children positive experiences, support and opportunities that reflect their growing independence. Our values-based programs provide parents with the care their children need in the mornings before school and after school until the end of their workdays.

Children and youth enjoy a wide variety of activities including arts and crafts, science, fitness, reading, community involvement and much more. Each child gets the chance to go outside and play everyday. A Transportation Program is available.

Prices do NOT reflect care for Non Instructional Days, report writing days or other school holidays.

To register or arrange a tour, please contact the Coordinator of Child Care Administration at 250-562-9341 x 109 or contact her via e-mail at: corrine.hemeryck(at)

View School Age information packages and registration forms here.

2017 Non Instructional Days

June 30, 2017 - Hawaiian Luau
Kick off your summer with the perfect get-away to the tropical oasis of Hawaii! We will have classic Hawaiian games (did someone say limbo contest?) and crafts all day long! It’s the perfect way to get yourself summer ready! Grab your shades and flip flops and get ready for a day of fun in the sun!

Date Time Location Cost
Fri 7:45am - 6:00pm Highland Family Development Centre YMCA Learning Centre
Lac Des Bois Learning Centre
$38 - YMCA Child Care Children
$39 - Non-YMCA Child Care Children

Before School Care (5-12 years) "The Breakfast Club "

School Age Morning Care and Transportation are available from 7:00am until school starts. Your child can bring along his or her breakfast and enjoy some social time before school.

Day Type Fee Locations
Mon - Fri Mornings Only $165.00/month + $60.00 Transportation fee Highland Family Development Centre (155 McDermid drive)
With After School Care + Transportation service $165.00 /month (if already registered in After School Care)

Ecole Lac Des Bois (4131 Rainbow Drive)
YMCA Learning Centre (2020 Massey Drive)

After School Care (5-12 years)

Day Fee Times Available at eight locations
Mon - Fri $322.00 /month
Transportation service $79.00 per month
2:00pm-6:00pm The YMCA (2020 Massey Drive)

St. Giles Presbyterian Church (1500 Edmonton Street)
Westwood Elementary School (2633 Vanier Drive)
YMCA Highland Family Development Centre (155 McDermid Drive)
Immaculate Conception Elementary School (3285 Cathedral Avenue)
Ecole Lac des Bois (4131 Rainbow Drive)
Ospika Centre (part-time option available)*
Y Citizens (Westwood Church)

*Part time afterschool care options: 2 days at $160  |  3 days at $235

NEW - Your Choice Child Care (5-12 years)

In an effort to meet the needs of the families in our community, we are introducing ‘Your Choice Child Care’!
We understand that not all families need full-time child care, so we have created our ‘Your Choice Child Care’ where you have the ability to choose and pay for ONLY the days of the month that you need care!
Parents pre-book their child care days, with a minimum of 24 hours notice and up to one month in advance, for only the days they need care, whether it only be a couple of days or a couple of weeks.
Only $20.00 per day with transportation available (first come, first serve) for an additional $7.00 charge.

To use our YMCA Your Choice Child Care:
1.      Children must be registered with the YMCA and have child’s information on file.
2.      Children must be registered with a minimum 24 hours notice and up to one calendar month notice to reserve space.

School Age: Y Citizens

Register now for Y Citizens.. an After School Care program for kids 10 - 12 that will keep them safe, out of trouble and busy while they make friends, have fun and develop their leadership and planning skills. YMCA staff will guide the children as they create activities in areas of nutrition, fitness, culture, community service and more.

Transportation Program

The YMCA of Northern BC’s After School Care Transportation Program helps parents get their children between school and their YMCA After School Care program location.

The Transportation Program serves the following schools:

  • College Heights Elementary
  • Cedars Christian School
  • École Lac Des Bois
  • École Franco-Nord
  • Edgewood  Elementary
  • Foothills Elementary
  • Hart Highlands Elementary
  • Harwin Elementary
  • Heather Park Elementary
  • Heritage Elementary
  • Immaculate Conception Catholic School
  • Malaspina Elementary
  • Peden Hill Elementary
  • Pinewood Elementary
  • Polaris Montessori
  • Quinson Elementary
  • Ron Brent Elementary
  • Sacred Heart Catholic School
  • Spruceland Elementary
  • St. Mary’s Catholic School
  • Van Bien Elementary
  • Vanway Elementary
    (Diversified Busing - call 250-562-9341 x 109 for details)
  • Westwood Elementary

Transportation is only available for children registered in a YMCA After School Care program. Space is limited.

The Transportation program runs according to regular School District #57 dismissal times. Parents/guardians are responsible for making advance arrangements (at least one week) with the Y for any irregular dismissal times (i.e. report card days). The YMCA will make accommodations when possible. The YMCA does not provide refunds for irregular dismissal days.
Transportation Service: $79.00/month

For more information, please contact the Coordinator of Child Care Administration at 250-562-9341 x 109 or via e-mail at: corrine.hemeryck(at)

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