Looking after little ones is no small feat! Our child care training programs offer support to caregivers or aspiring care providers.

Babysitter Training

For ages 11 and up, train to become a babysitter—learn how to care for children and babies, behaviour management skills, home and outdoor safety. Our course is Red Cross certified.

Child Care Provider Support

It really does take a village to raise a child! Our Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) program helps child care providers and parents alike get the support needed to help raise healthy, happy kids. We are pleased to offer a range of services to support child care providers in providing the highest quality of child care through: Training and networking opportunities (special rates for YMCA...

Training and Networking

Interested in learning more about guiding children's behaviour? Want to learn some new circle time ideas? Our Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) program offers child care providers a wide variety of professional development opportunities all designed to inspire, motivate, educate and keep you up to date on the latest research in the child care field. Taking time to invest in yourself is...

Healthy Eating After School

Time spent learning healthy behaviours and being physically active is more important now than ever before. Too many people are inactive or overweight and at risk of chronic disease. In effort to help change this, the YMCA partnered with the BC Ministry of Health to create Healthy Eating After School, a resource designed to help after school care programs create an environment where children learn...