Downtown Y Child Care Centre
Located in beautiful downtown Victoria, the Downtown Y Child Care Centre offers 24 licensed spaces for children ages 3-5 years. Located within the Downtown Y facility, the child care is surrounded by local parks, within easy walking distance to the Victoria Public Library and other great community resources.
Licensed Spaces: 2 spaces for 30-36 months and 22 spaces for 36 months-5 years. Due to the high demand for childcare spaces all spaces are available for full time care only.
YMCA-YWCA Child Care
The YMCA-YWCA has been providing child care in Victoria for over 45 years and is a provider of quality child care. Our programs provide safe, healthy, creative places where children can play in small groups, develop rewarding relationships, learn new skills and have a lot of FUN! YMCA-YWCA Child Care provides opportunities where children develop values, self-confidence and social skills – essential components to building strong citizens and healthy communities.
YMCA-YWCA Child Care is a resource that parents can rely on to provide an environment outside of the home that is safe, caring and developmentally supportive for their child. YMCA-YWCA Child Care is a place where children can grow and reach their potential. Our child care programs offer enriched programming to engage children in a variety of experiences.
- Family Information Handbook
The Child Care Family Handbook is a valuable resource for families and contains our polices, practices and much more! We encourage you to review this handbook to assist you in deciding if Y Child Care is the right fit for your family.
- Our Staff
YMCA-YWCA Child Care staff are licensed through the BC Early Childhood Registry, have completed a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Clearance and are certified in First Aid. Staff are trained YMCA Playing to Learn educators and participate in on-going professional development to stay current within their field.
Staff maintain the child/staff ratios established by Community Care Facilities Licensing (CCFL). At a minimum:
- 1 caregiver for every 4 children aged 30-35 months
- 1 caregiver for every 8 children aged 3-5 years
- Hours of Operation
Our programs are open year round with the exception of Statutory Holiday closures and one week at Christmas. This week–long closure provides the opportunity to complete yearly maintenance work in the programs.
Child Care fees include all program costs; including enriched program activities, and a nutritious morning and afternoon snack. The YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island reviews its fees on an annual basis. The Downtown YMCA-YWCA Child Care participates in the BC Child Care Fee Reduction Program. The fee reduction is automatically deducted from monthly fees. Please note the fees below are in effect as of December 1, 2022.
Age of Child Downtown YMCA-YWCA Child Care Fee BC Child Care Fee Reduction Adjustment (monthly) Net Fee 36 Months – 5 Years $1079 $545 $534
- Gradual Entry
To make the transition into the child care program easier for children, YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island Child Care follows a gradual entry process. Gradual entry takes place over the first 3 days of the program and allows time for you and your child to feel comfortable, to start developing friendships and to become familiar with the staff.
To leave the program you must notify the YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island Child Care two (2) months in advance. Withdrawals are effective on the 1st of the month and must be submitted in writing to the Centre Supervisor. For example, to withdraw for August 31st, notice must be provided on or by June 30th.
Our office is currently closed to the public. Please phone or email our team Monday – Friday 8:05am – 3:25pm
202-1314 Lakepoint Way
Langford, BC V9B 0S2