YMCA Redwood Child Care Centre
All spots at the Redwood Centre are currently filled, but you can join our waitlist by clicking the button below.
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, offering licensed childcare for children 12 months – Kindergarten.
Our team consists of 8 full time certified Early Childhood Educator and our Centre 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 centre’s 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.
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 nutrition lunch and snacks on a menu rotation that is available to parents.
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
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
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.
Kindergarten Age (Full Time)Licensed Child Care - Up to 5 days a week
Price reduced from $721.00 for eligible families thanks to the Alberta Affordability Grant.