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Child Care & Camp / Child Care Services

Our Programs

The Child Care Centres and Out-of-School Programs are licensed by the Alberta Children and Youth Services. All programs are carefully planned to reflect the needs and interests of the children enrolled at each site. A unique variety of activities are available, including arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor games, science, music, computer time, and much more.

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Contact Senior Director of Early Years and School Age Programs
Holly Christopher - 780.790.9532 ext 34 or 780.715.4385


North Fort McMurray Child Care Programs

Birchwood Child Development Centre
Early Years: 12 months – 6 years
Mon–Fri: 6:00am–6:00pm

190 Tamarack Way
Fort McMurray, AB
T9H 1A1
Phone: 780.790.9532
Contact Supervisor: Kelly MacRae or Holly Sceviour: 780.790.9532 ext 30

Thickwood Heights Child Development Centre
Early Years: 19 months – 6 years
Mon–Fri: 6:00am–6:00pm

96 Silin Forest Road
Fort McMurray, AB
T9H 1A1
Phone: 780.791.4462
Contact: Jennifer Bridger or Christina Barrington

Out-of-School-Care (North) 6 – 12 yrs.
Mon–Fri: 6:00am-6:00pm

  • Ecole Dickensfield Public School
  • Thickwood Heights Public School
  • Timberlea Public School
  • Westview Public School

Contact Supervisor: Jennifer Bridger and Christina Barrington - 780.791.4462

South Fort McMurray Child Care Programs

YMCA Eagle Ridge Child Care Centre *Now Accepting Registrations*
Early Years: 12 months – 6 years
Out of School Care: 6 – 12 years
Mon–Fri: 6:00am–6:00pm

2-301 Sparrowhawk Dr.
Fort McMurray, AB
T9K 0K3
Phone: 780.972.7075
Contact Supervisor: Julie MacLennan

YMCA Newalta Child Care Centre *Now Accepting Registrations*
Early Years: 12 months – 6 years
Out of School Care: 6 – 12 years
Mon–Fri: 6:00am–6:00pm

9908 Penhoorwood Street
Fort McMurray, AB
T9H 0C2
Phone: 780.743.5554
Contact Director: Amy Gyotar


The YMCA of Wood Buffalo acknowledges the partnership of:
Alberta's Promise     Ft. McMurray School District
For their support of these programs.



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