The YMCA is the largest provider of child care in Canada.
Serving Our Community
The YMCA of Brandon opened it's first facility, the Y Downtown Early Learning Centre, in 2003. It is located in the Princess Towers building across from the YMCA, but will move to the new YMCA facility once construction is complete. At that time, it will increase from 24 to 48 spaces.
Our second daycare facility, Y West Early Learning Centre opened in September, 2006. It is located on 34th St. beside Two Farm Kids.
Our third site, Y New Era Early Learning Centre, opened September, 2007 in New Era School.
In November, 2009 we opened Y South Early Learning Centre. Y South is the largest child care centre in Western Manitoba.
This summer, 2013, we will open our brand new facility with a 48 space childcare centre. The exisiting Y Downtown Early Learning Centre will move across the stree to the new facility and will double it's capacity.
The Y Downtown Early Learning Centre is licensed for 24 children ages 2-6 years of age. We operate between the hours of 7:15 am and 5:15 pm. Rates are $19.80.
The Y West Early Learning Centre is licensed for 24 preschoolers and 8 infants. Operating hours are 7:30 am - 5:30 pm. Rates are $19.80 for preschoolers, $29.00 for infants.
The Y New Era Early Learning Centre is licensed for 10 children aged 3 - 5, and is located in New Era School. The centre operates along with the school calendar. There are two sessions per day: 9:00 am - 11:30 am and 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm. Rates are $5.00 per session.
The Y South Early Learning Centre has spaces for children from infant (3 months) to 6 years old, with a capacity of 96 preschool and 8 infant spots. Operating hours are 7:00 am - 5:30 pm. Rates are $19.80 for preschoolers, $29.00 for infants.
Government subsidy is available.
Children enrolled receive a FREE weekly swim lesson.
YMCA Childcare Centres operate different programs depending on the facilities available. Please contact each centre directly and ask about hot lunch programs, swim & gym time, etc.
Please call our childcare centres more information:
Y Downtown Early Learning Centre
406 - 248 8th St.
Brandon MB R7A 6B6
Y West Early Learning Centre
565 34th St. Unit B
Brandon MB R7B 3P8
Y New Era Early Learning Centre
527 Louise Ave.
Brandon MB R7A 0X1
Y South Early Learning Centre
1525 1st St. South Unit 200
Brandon MB R7A 6Z9