Ches Penney Family YMCA Child Care – Rotary Child & Family Development Centre

The YMCA is the largest provider of non-profit licensed child care in Canada. YMCA Child Care & Camp programs support families and foster the healthy growth and development of children. Our programs help children to build self-confidence, learn healthy behaviours, and develop strong values.

Based on the YMCA Playing to Learn emergent curriculum our all-day child care program is licensed by the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Operating hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm.

The full-day programs include morning and afternoon snacks, and a hot lunch.

Programs run five days per week year-round and are closed for statutory holidays. All programs are full-time (five days per week). All registrants are subject to a non-refundable registration fee upon registration.

How do I get my child into the regulated child care program?
  1. You must complete the Child Care Waitlist and Registration Application Form to be added to the waitlist.
  1. You can register for multiple site locations. Please only send in one waitlist per site location.
  1. You will be contacted by the Registrar when a space becomes available.
  1. To confirm your space please call (toll free): 1-833-966-YMCA (9622) or email and arrange to pay the registration fee. We ask that you accept/reject the space offered within 48 hours of YMCA contact. If you reject a space offered, you can request to be added to the waitlist again for a future space. Registration fee payment methods are credit card or debit from bank account. We do not accept cash or cheque.
YMCA Child Care Centre – 35 Ridge Road Program Age Caregiver Ratio Daily Cost Jan. 2023
Infant Full Day 0-24 months 1:3 $10.00
Toddler Full Day 18-36 months 1:5 $10.00
Mixed Age Range – Preschool and Toddler Full Day (Five Spaces) 24-69 months 1:7 $10.00
Preschool Full Day 33-69 months 1:8 $10.00

If you have questions on your child’s waitlist application or registration, you can contact the Provincial Registrar by either calling (toll free): 1-833-966-YMCA (9622) or emailing

The Provincial Registrar is available for live calls Monday to Friday, from 8:30am-11:30am. Please leave a voicemail if line is busy. All messages will be answered within a 24-48 hour period. For all messages that are received on weekends or holidays, expect messages to be answered by the end of the following Tuesday or Wednesday.