Our Preschool Room promises to be an inclusive, fun and a welcoming environment, designed to encourage free exploration and growth for children.  Our signature YMCA Playing to Learn  curriculum factors all areas of your child’s development into account, including their physical, emotional, cognitive, and social behaviour. Our YMCA Early Childhood Educators then adapt the curriculum to meet the specific needs of your child. That way, your child’s interests help shape their learning experience.

Our Preschoolers will have more independence than our other rooms, but will still be closely supervised by a 1:8 Child-Educator ratio. Preschoolers will be in a home-like environment that is accepting, warm, safe, and encourages learning through play. Children will be allowed to be themselves, and learn at their own pace. Our Centre is filled with natural light, stunning views, plants, and fish to stimulate children, and their understanding of nature.

What makes our Preschool Care Room special?

  • Signature YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum which allows children to learn through their play and interests
  • Foundations of Numeracy, Science, Technology, Language, Reading, Writing, and the Arts
  • Unique Scheduling – your child naps when they need to, no set “nap time” – we try and keep our Centre as similar to your home as possible
  • Experienced, and friendly staff who are educated on the individual needs of the room
  • Parents receive daily updates from Educators
  • Monthly Centre newsletters to keep you informed
  • Access to Community YMCA gym facility
  • Participation in our Grand Friends Program which introduces children to Seniors in their community through fun and play
  • Nutritious snacks & meals
  • Fresh air

Our Infant Care Program offers children the unique opportunity to participate in a variety of experiences which encourage them to learn, grow, and explore using all of their senses. With the support of our YMCA Early Childhood Educators, children are able to participate in a variety of experiences in a safe and nurturing environment. Our stimulating activities encourage sensory experiences which include sensory play, along with fine/gross motor play.

Children in our Infant Care Program will be carefully supervised in a 1:4 Child-Educator ratio. At the Y we know that children are always learning, and we encourage them to learn from us and their surroundings. Our Infant Room has plants, fish, and lots of natural light to stimulate children’s’ thinking.

YMCA Purdy’s Wharf Child Care Centre strives to provide a comforting, home-like environment to all, and we welcome children of all levels and abilities in our Centre.  

What makes our Infant Care Program special?

  • Signature YMCA Playing to Learn Curriculum which allows children to learn through play and their interests
  • Foundations of Numeracy, Science, Technology, Language, Reading, Writing, and the Arts
  • Unique Scheduling – your child naps when they need to, no set “nap time” – we try and keep our Centre as similar to your home as possible
  • Experienced, and friendly staff who are educated on the individual needs of the room
  • Parents receive daily updates from Educators
  • Monthly Centre newsletters to keep you informed
  • Access to Community YMCA gym facility
  • Participation in our Grand Friends Program which introduces children to Seniors in their community through fun and play
  • Nutritious snacks & meals
  • Fresh air

Contact us today for a tour!
Phone: (902) 492-3622 Option 1
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
1969 Upper Water Street
Purdy’s Wharf Tower II, Suite 207
Halifax NS
B3J 3R7