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Description (Service) A licensed child care centre providing full-time and part-time child care (for toddlers and preschool children) and school age child care (for children 3.8-12 years old).  
Child Care services include: 
  • educationally enriched program 
  • regular field trips 
  • nutritious lunches and snacks 
  • flexible choice of days - full day, half day and extended half day
This child care centre is licensed for 15 toddler and 40 preschool spots. 
School Age Child Care provides child care for school age children before and after school and on professional development days and is available at the following elementary school locations:  
  • Alexandra  
  • Hillcrest  
  • Hepworth  
  • Keppel Sarawak  
  • East Ridge
For Christmas holidays, March Breaks and Summer holiday see separate listing for camps.
Service Details
Hours Child Care:  
  • Mon-Fri 7:15 am-5:30 pm
School Age Child Care:  
  • Before school program - Mon-Fri 7 am-9 am 
  • After school program - Mon-Fri 3:30 pm-5:30 pm 
  • Full day programs on PD days - 7 am-5:30 pm
Hours subject to change, due to COVID-19. Call to confirm.
Areas Served Grey County
Eligibility Ages: 1.5 year(s) - 12 year(s)
Application Call for information
Languages English
Fees Service ; Call for information. Subsidized spaces available.
Address and Location
Located In Community Owen Sound
Address & Map
East Ridge Community School
1550 8th St E
Owen Sound, ON N4K 0A2
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Intersection 16th Ave E and 8th St E
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact information
Office Phone 519-371-9622
Primary Contact Teresa Schmitz, Supervisor - Child Care; Phone: ext 1; Email:
Alternate Contact Annette Strathy, Lead - School Age Child Care; Phone: ext 2; Email:
Primary Executive Cyndy Jefferson, Manager, Child Care, YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce; Email:

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