Enhanced Safety & Procedures

Please note, our YMCA Child Care Centres and School Age Programs are currently open and operating with enhanced health and safety procedures. 

Our Y Educators and Staff are welcoming children into our centres in a safe and supportive manner. We want to ensure you are informed about our health and safety measures in all our centres as a few things might have changed since you were last there:

Social Distancing

Physical Spaces

Physical spaces and the layout of our centre will look a little different to support physical distancing measures.

Event Changes


We have re-evaluated some of the materials and items in classrooms to ensure they exceed health and safety guidelines.

People at Risk


You will also notice, there will be reduced ratios in classrooms (even more support than before for your child).



Please allow for additional time at drop off to include a health check and enhanced COVID-19 screening for both the parent and the child.

Some things may have changed, but a lot (and it’s all good) still remains:

  • Our commitment to supporting your children’s needs through quality care, curriculum, and small group practices.
  • Our best health practices such as hand washing and disinfecting.
  • Our daily schedule for play, snacks, meals, and rest time.
  • Our supportive, educated, and caring staff.
  • Our passion for what we do!

Lastly, we are asking that all parents/guardians thoroughly read the 'YMCA of Southwestern Ontario COVID-19 Policy.

This document gives specific details including, but not limited to; cleaning and disinfecting in our Children's Educational Services locations, maximum cohort size and ratio, screening processes, process for children/staff displaying COVID-19 symptoms, and a list of online COVID-19 resources.

Read the full Policy here