YMCA Crossings Child Care Centre
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YMCA Crossings Childcare Centre is located within the Cor Van Raay YMCA, offering licensed childcare for children 19 months to not yet in kindergarten.
Our team consists of 7 full time certified Early Childhood Educators and our Center Manager. Our Educators will take on the role of a play partner, while also demanding professional integrity and responsibility, and reflective, relationship-based practice.
The environment in our child care centres are stimulating, yet home-like, including natural light and living things. While focusing on small groups, the children will engage in a flexible schedule with materials and activities that are developmentally appropriate.
Playing To Learn
YMCA Early Learning and Care programs are designed to nurture the development of your child in all areas through our YMCA Playing to Learn™ curriculum.
Playing to Learn encourages engagement, social interaction, imagination, a joy of learning, and will nourish the connection between learning and play, as well as your child’s holistic development and wellbeing.
For A Healthy Start
Outdoor and Loose Parts Play
Your child will be encouraged to engage with their environment in all seasons for a minimum of one hour per day (weather depending).
This open-ended play environment provides your child an opportunity to engage in free and unstructured play in a natural setting. When children are encouraged to explore without intrinsic goals, they become problem solvers, gain confidence, and learn to collaborate.
Offsite walks will benefit your child by:
- Promoting independence and freedom. Your child will make more decisions about their journey when they feel like they are in control. They can choose to stop and look at something along the way and explore their thoughts.
- When your child discovers and explores with our early childhood educators as facilitators, they will become a flexible, creative thinker.
Children are provided physical literacy through play in our indoor playground and Fieldhouse which will benefit your child by:
- Helping meet your child’s daily physical activity goals.
- Encouraging a strong sense of balance by jumping climbing and skipping which require core strength and hand-eye coordination.
Library Visit Field Trips
Visiting the library will benefit your child by:
Promoting creative learning, language, and literacy outside of our centre.
Meals and Menus
Your child receives nutrition lunch and snacks on a menu rotation that is available to parents.
YMCA Crossings Child Care Centre Fees
19 - 35 Months (Full Time)Licensed Child Care - Up to 5 days a week
Price reduced from $1030.00 for eligible families thanks to the Alberta Affordability Grant.
36 Months + (Full Time)Licensed Child Care - Up to 5 days a week
Price reduced from $988.80 for eligible families thanks to the Alberta Affordability Grant.