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Childcare Centres

At YWCA Childcare Centres, our educators are committed to working in partnership with families to provide children with opportunities for learning through play and social interaction.

Our programs offer:

  • Qualified, caring staff
  • Play-based, emergent curriculum
  • Bright, clean, stimulating environments
  • Attention to individual needs
  • Nutritious lunches and snacks following Canada's Food Guide
  • Healthy and safe environment

As collaborators with families and children, we realize the importance of the early years in terms of each individual child’s learning and development. A caring and nurturing environment is provided to support early learning and development through a play-based, emergent curriculum.

Educators will extend children’s thinking and learning, creating opportunities to play where children can learn, practice and extend their skills, supporting growth their development. 

Curriculum ideas are based on observations of children and are designed to facilitate children’s discovery of new information by actively engaging them in the discovery process. Curriculum evolves as children encounter new problems and demonstrate deeper interests. Program sheets are posted for parents in our children’s services programs which highlight areas of learning and observations of the children’s play.

Documentation of children’s learning is also displayed in the programs for parents, which illustrates how ideas were conceived and how children’s development of ideas has evolved over time. Documentation includes descriptions and interpretations of children’s learning as this helps parents to recognize and understand the children’s experiences and growth of their knowledge. 


All childcare centre registrations are done through the Region of Waterloo OneList.