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You’ll always have access to FREE and reliable 24/7 support.

We will work with you to get you access to all the benefits under the Y Home Child Care Program.

New business start up support.

We’ll help you get your business started, help match families to your home, handle registration and payments, and step in as backup for when you need someone to cover you for personal appointments.

The Licensed Home Child Care Agency offers the caregiver the opportunity to work as an independent subcontractor for an organization licensed by the Ministry of Education. The agency is responsible for ensuring that the rules and regulations of the Ontario Child Care Early Years Act are followed.

Your money matters.

The Y is a non-profit organization, so we don’t take any of your hard earned income. The Y Home Child Care Program is designed to support licensed providers in running a high-quality and thriving child care business.

As a licensed provider under the Y you’ll:

  • Immediately become a $10-a-day provider without losing any of your income.
  • Allow an additional spot in your service.
  • Get paid twice monthly with NO tax deductions.
  • Never chase down missed payments from families. Families pay the Y directly.
  • Be eligible for up to $20/day wage enhancement grant. That’s up to $5,200 annually tax-free!
  • Have FREE ongoing 24/7 dedicated support from the Y
  • FREE access to new or well-maintained equipment to improve your space through our Lending Program.
  • FREE YMCA Family Membership for your entire family.
  • FREE relief support for medical appointments.
  • Professional development workshops.
  • Access to a community centralized waitlist so your business never gets disrupted.
  • Business tools to make running your own business a breeze.
  • Educational Kits and Play Kits to help keep your children stimulated.
  • And so much more!


Connect with our team for free and learn more about becoming a licensed Y Home Child Care Provider.

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