Start a new business as a licensed home child care provider.

Looking to transition your unlicensed home? Or are you an existing licensed provider? Unlock all the benefits with free support from the Y and no disruption to your business.

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The Benefits of the Y Home Child Care Program.

Run your business with confidence and peace of mind as a designated licensed provider.

We empower Y Home Child Care Providers to thrive in their home child care business.

Financial Stability

Your money matters. You’ll be paid twice monthly and we’ll never deduct taxes. You may be eligible for up to $20/day in a wage enhancement grant - that’s up to $5,200 annually with NO tax deductions!

Families will pay the Y directly and you’ll get a direct deposit of your entire earnings twice monthly from the YMCA. You’ll never have to chase down any missed payments. The Y covers financial administration work and parents who default on payments, so you won’t have to bear that burden.

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Exclusive Features

Tap into the many benefits of operating your own licensed home child care business under the Y Home Child Care Program.

We’ll help you elevate your operations by adhering to provincial standards and quality. You’ll be eligible for professional development opportunities to help your business thrive. Plus you'll get exclusive program benefits only providers partnering with the Y can get, including a free family membership to your local YMCA (value of up to $1,200 annually.)

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FREE Dedicated Support

The Y has your back. You’ll have a dedicated support consultant who will help you ensure the delivery of high-quality care and compliance with the Ministry of Education’s Child Care & Early Years Act, 2014 and YMCA policies and procedures.

Your support consultant is always available to you and always FREE. They’ll help you get your business started, help match families to your home and so much more!

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We’re here to help answer any questions you have. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to discover more about our program and to learn more about how easy it is to onboard as a provider under the Y Home Child Program.

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You can depend on the YMCA.

For over 50 years, we’ve provided children and families with high-quality child care for families in our communities. The YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization providing opportunities to grow in spirit, mind and body.

Discover what the YMCA stands for.

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