YW Kitchener-Waterloo champions and supports the enrichment of the lives of women, families, youth and children. 



This month's Program Feature:

YW Childcare Programs  


The YW’s childcare centres and school-age before- and after-school programs are licensed by the Ministry of Education and adhere to all regulations and standards set out in the Child Care and Early Years Act. The YW also participates in Early Years Engage, a continuous quality improvement program in Waterloo Region.

Our educators are committed to working in partnership with families to provide safe care and to give children opportunities for learning through play and social interaction.

At our four licenced childcare centres; Bridge Street, Duke Street, Jean Steckle and St. Paul we offer the following:

  • Qualified, caring Educators
  • Healthy, safe, and nurturing environments.
  • Play-based learning environments.
  • Early learning and development support based on individual needs.
  • Nutritious lunches and snacks, following Canada's Food Guide.

Important info you need:

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