YMCA Redwood Child Care Centre

About Us

Operated by the YMCA of Lethbridge since 2020, Redwood Childcare Centre has been fully renovated and updated to meet YMCA’s high standards for your child’s care.  

Located at 3 Elm Crescent South Lethbridge, the facility has a capacity of 44 children with four childcare rooms, one for ages 12 -18 months, two for ages 19 months – 3 years, and one for 3 – 4.5 years old.

Your child is cared for by experienced YMCA employees who are certified through an Early Childhood Education Program or a Child and Youth Care Program. 

Subsidy is available for eligible families. Read more below.

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.

Communication and Insight

Gaining deeper insight into your child’s unique interests, needs and abilities is easier than ever with HiMama.

It is a secure and private app which allows educators to post updates on your child’s day complete with photos and videos, learning and development stories, newsletters, notices as well as communicate important news to you in real time.

Meals and Menus

Your child receives quality, chef-prepared lunch, and snacks on a four-week menu rotation that is available to parents in advance.

Adventure Walks

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.

YMCA Redwood Child Care Centre Fees

12 - 18 Months (Full Time)

Licensed Child Care - Up to 5 days a week
$ 456
80
Monthly
  • Price reduced from $1091.80 for eligible families thanks to the Alberta Affordability Grant.

19 - 35 Months (Full Time)

Licensed Child Care - Up to 5 days a week
$ 520
00
Monthly
  • 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
$ 538
80
Monthly
  • Price reduced from $988.80 for eligible families thanks to the Alberta Affordability Grant.

Kindergarten Age (Full Time)

Licensed Child Care - Up to 5 days a week
$ 271
00
Monthly
  • Price reduced from $721.00 for eligible families thanks to the Alberta Affordability Grant.

12 - 18 Months (Part Time)

Licensed Child Care - Up to 2 days a week
$ 197
50
Monthly
  • Price reduced from $515.00 for eligible families thanks to the Alberta Affordability Grant.

19 - 35 Months (Part Time)

Licensed Child Care - Up to 2 days a week
$ 260
00
Monthly
  • Price reduced from $515.00 for eligible families thanks to the Alberta Affordability Grant.

36 Months + (Part Time)

Licensed Child Care - Up to 2 days a week
$ 290
00
Monthly
  • Price reduced from $515.00 for eligible families thanks to the Alberta Affordability Grant.

Kindergarten Age (Part Time)

Licensed Child Care - Up to 2 days a week
$ 290
00
Monthly
  • Price reduced from $515.00 for eligible families thanks to the Alberta Affordability Grant.

Subsidy

Subsidies are available from The Alberta Government to offset the cost of child care for eligible families.
Visit https://www.alberta.ca/child-care-subsidy.aspx to learn more and apply.