Childcare at the Y

Your Y's Commitment to Quality Childcare.

The YMCA of Kingston has been providing quality child care to families in Kingston for over 37 years. Children have the right to a secure, safe, and age-appropriate program that fosters social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth. Our programs provide the opportunity for each child to grow and develop in an enjoyable, welcoming, positive environment.


Quality Childcare Services Staff.

Our program sites are staffed by professionally trained, carefully-chosen personnel who possess an Early Childhood Education Diploma or equivalent. All staff hold current CPR and First Aid certificates, and have cleared a thorough criminal police check. Our child care staff are imaginative, creative, and enthusiastic, and offer programs which foster healthy child development.


Playcare at the YMCA

Playcare is a unique service at the YMCA! Drop your child off and you can participate in a YMCA program or activity!

Adult Members with Children six (6) years of age and under can take advantage of the YMCA of Kingston Playcare service while they are enjoying YMCA services, programs and activities.

Wright Crescent Location
Monday - Friday 9:15AM - 12:00PM

Our Licensed Childcare Programming.

The Child Care Centres, School-Age Care Programs are licensed by the Ministry of Education. All programs are carefully planned to reflect the needs and interests of the children enrolled at each site. A unique variety of activities are available, including arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor games, science, music, computer time, school readiness, and much more.

Your Y offers licensed childcare for children ages infant to 6 years at 2 locations (100 Wright Crescent & 564 Tanner Drive) as well as before and after school care at numerous schools throughout the city.

Download the YMCA Licensed Child Care Parent Handbook

YMCA of Kingston Licensed Child Care (Infant – 5 years)


Infant $63.95 per day
Toddler $51.35 per day
Pre-school $45.75 per day

Licensed School-Age Care Programs (3.8 – 12 years)

We offer before and after school care in 10 local schools and at the YMCA, 100 Wright Crescent. Fee information can be found in the Parent Handbook on this page.


  • Archbishop O'Sullivan Catholic School
  • Bayridge Public School
  • Ecole Sir John A. Macdonald Public School
  • Ecole Cathedrale Catholique
  • Polson Park Public School
  • Lord Strathcona Public School (St. Paul Catholic School)
  • Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School
  • Sydenham Public School (after school care only)
  • Truedell Public School
  • Winston Churchill Public School
  • YMCA of Kingston, 100 Wright Crescent, serving Ecole Cathedrale Catholique, Rideau Public School and St. Thomas More Catholic School.

Hours: Extended Licensed School Age Care at some locations during non-school days.  Details available in the Parent Handbook on this page.

Click here for more information on Childcare programming at the YMCA or to register:

For more information on Childcare programming at the YMCA:

Wright Crescent Child Care Centre & Playcare

Chelsea Raso - Manager, Child Care Services

(613) 546-2647, ext. 230.

Arbour Heights Child Care Centre

Amanda Tapscott - Supervisor

(613) 389-3200.

School-Age Care Programs & Nursery School

Bev Blakely - Supervisor of School-Age Care Programs

(613) 546-2647, ext. 234.

Childcare Testimonial
We are constantly amazed with how productive her (Zoey's) time is with Leigh and the team.  She is engaged every day whether it is in art, science, literacy, numeracy, cooperative play or physical activity.  I have watched every single staff member choose to be on the floor with the kids, engaging in student-led play.  I have also watched them lead enriching learning activities  The students are learning under their subtle direction but, if you ask the kids if they did any learning at YMCA that day, they will tell you that they got to play or to create something and then say, ‘by the way, did you know…’ and share with you the knowledge they gained.

Our child loves school but she is so excited when it is a “YMCA all-day” day on PA Days.  She is bounding out the door on these days anticipating a full filled day with her friends.