The YMCA 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.
All YMCA childcare programs are licensed under the Day Nurseries Act. Programs are evaluated regularly to ensure quality in childcare practices and are inspected annually to confirm compliances by ministry standards.
YMCA Playing to Learn
The YMCA has adopted a new philosophy called “Play to Learn.” The Timmins Family YMCA is currently in the very early stages of this 5-year program change.
YMCA Playing to Learn is a national curriculum developed by the lead association, the YMCA of Greater-Toronto, that helps children in YMCA licensed pre-school childcare 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.
FULL DAY PROGRAMS
Toddlers – 18 months to 30 months.
Preschool – 31 months to 4 years.
SCHOOL AGE BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
4 years to 12 years.
FULL DAY PROGRAMS FOR PD DAYS, MARCH BREAK AND CHRISTMAS BREAK ARE ALSO OFFERED FOR CHILDREN AGES 4-12.
Child Care Specialized Services
The Timmins Family YMCA is a licensed and integrated center. In addition to participating in the daily childcare program, your child can also strengthen needed skills with individual programs provided by our Resource Worker. The Resource Worker works under the guidance of Community Professionals. The following agencies offer their service to the YMCA Resource Program at NO EXTRA charge to the parents:
- Porcupine Health Unit for Speech-Language Assessments and Programming
- Children’s Treatment Center for Overall Assessments and Programming
- Infant Development Program for Overall Assessments and Programming
- Child and Family Services of Timmins and District
Please note that this portion of the program has limited spaces. Should you have any concerns/questions regarding your child’s development and wish to access these services, you may contact either the Supervisor of the Childcare or the Manager of Programs and Services.
To view our Parent Handbook click Parent Handbook.
To download our registration form click Childcare Registration.