Enriching the Lives of Children

Our Centre

The YWCA Saskatoon’s Child Development Centre’s staff have formal Early Childcare  training, CPR and First Aid training, and have completed a criminal background check. Our caregivers are passionate and committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all of the centre’s children.

For a more detailed explanation of our policies and procedures, please see our Parent Manual.

Fees and Registration Information

Toddler: $760 per month(1½ to 2½ yrs old)
Preschool: $720 per month(2½ to 5½ yrs old)

A deposit of $100 is required at time of registration.  Also we charge the last month’s fee in advance so an additional $50 is charged every month until the last months fee is paid in full. The total deposit amount is held on your account and returned once all fees and subsidy are paid. Parents may receive government subsidy, however, if for any reason the subsidy is not paid, the parent is responsible for the full amount.

Nutritional Guidelines

The children’s food is prepared and cooked at the centre according to menus that follow the regulations set out by Early Learning and Child Care and the nutritionally balanced diet follows the Canada Food Guide and provides 60% of the children’s daily needs. We are a nut free centre.

  • Food is prepared on site by our cook
  • Our healthy menus rotate every 4 weeks
  • Menus are emailed and posted monthly for parents to view
  • The centre promotes healthy attitudes toward good eating habits; sweet treats and unhealthy food choices are discouraged in the centre except on special occasions, such as once a month when birthday cake is provided by the centre

Here is one of our Sample Menus

Cindy’s Garden

The YWCA Child Development Centre has a beautiful garden area and play yard that is named in memory of Cindy Copeland, a former staff member who was passionate about gardening with the children and had a vision to create a larger garden one day. The children plant , seeds, garden throughout the summer, and then harvest their produce to make soup and other delicious recipes that fit into our nutritional guidelines.


Centre Photo Gallery