Ajax St. Andre Bessette YMCA Before and After School Program

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60 Seggar Avenue, Ajax, ON L1T 4Y4

Programs Available at this Centre

The Ajax St. Andre Bessette YMCA Before and After School Program provides high quality, licensed child care for your children in a stimulating environment so they can learn, grow and thrive. Our programs are based upon a curriculum designed to help children reach their full potential and our qualified early childhood educators facilitate play experiences that will help your child develop foundational skills. All our centres have access to outdoor spaces and activities.

Before & After School (4-12 years)

School aged boy in a YMCA Before and After School program

YMCA Before and After School licensed programs will give you peace of mind knowing that your child is being cared for in a welcoming and stimulating environment during off-school hours.

Hours of Operation

Weekdays: 7:00 AM – 8:40 AM, 3:10 PM – 6:00 PM
Weekends: CLOSED

Begin and end each school day with the YMCA!

Feel confident that your child’s time outside of school is just as constructive and creative as when they’re in the classroom by inquiring about Before and After School Care program spaces at your local Y.

Kindergarten (ages 4 & 5) and School Age (ages 6 – 12) programs are designed to not only support children’s developmental needs, but also promote independence and strong leadership skills. Our holistic curricula (YMCA Playing to Learn and YMCA A Place to Connect) ensures that kids spend their mornings and afternoons building positive relationships with peers, enjoying nutritious snacks, and engaging in fun indoor and outdoor activities geared toward their unique interests.

Program fees

YMCA Before and After School fees are based on daily rates and are inclusive of all statutory holidays and P.A. Days (see below for exceptions). Fees are reduced during the months of the year when school breaks occur. If you require care during the school breaks programs can be purchased at an extra fee.

The YMCA of Greater Toronto has signedthe Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) agreement and is pleasedto offer fee reductions as part of the agreement to eligible families inToronto, York, Peel, Halton, Dufferin, and Durham regions.

YMCA Base fees are reduced upon registration by 25%September to December 2022 and 52.75% as of January 2023 to a minimum of$12.00. To learn more about CWELCC, please see our FAQ .

ChildCare fee subsidies are available for families who meet the eligibility requirements set out by the Region of Durham . Please contact the Region of Durham to begin the process of receiving subsidy at your earliest convenience.

Family & Community Support

A smiling baby girl in a child care centre

Building happier and healthier communities

YMCA family support programs provide a wide variety of drop in and registered programs. Services offered at this location inlcude:

EarlyON Child and Family

EarlyON Child and Family Centres are safe and inclusive environments where children up to 6 years of age can participate with their parents/caregivers in a range of play-based programming that nurture healthy early child development. EarlyON centres also offer programs and informational workshops that allow you to connect with your community, obtain expert advice on subjects relating to child-rearing from a team of qualified child care professionals, and learn about local family services and resources.

Programs are FREE to all families and many are offered on a drop-in basis. Centre’s are open at various hours throughout the day, evening, and weekend to meet the needs of your busy schedule.

Learn more about EarlyON programs and find a location near you:

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