Child Care

The Durham District School Board (DDSB) supports the provision of quality child care services in its schools through qualified, licensed child care operators where space is available and the need for service has been identified through community/regional ​planning processes.

Durham District School Board child care policy

The Durham District School Board's policy (#1500) illustrates the Board's commitment to building strong partnerships with child care centres to support schools, students, families, and communities. Research has shown that ​the early years – from conception to age six – are the most signifi​cant and influential years in terms of brain development, learning, behaviour, and health. High-quality licensed child care that supports the development of cognitive and social skills can enhance school readiness and help children achieve later school success.

Further information about our school's child care programming is available by visiting the DDSB Early Years Child Care website.


The Ajax Westney Heights YMCA

is now accepting NEW Registrations!

Our Before and After School Program provides quality care to children ages 4-12 years. We offer:

  • a safe environment where children contribute to their daily plan;
  • YMCA Play To Learn, our research-based curriculum, implemented in Extended Day programs for 4-5 year olds;
  • YMCA Place to Connect, guided by the new school age curriculum, fosters fun, friendship, and learning for 6-12 year olds;
  • qualified staff who provide physical activity, team building and leadership opportunities;
  • programs from 7:00 am until school bell and after school until 6:00 PM; and
  • P.A. Day, Winter Break and March Break programs are available.

Register Today!

For program details contact 289-927-3543 or email us at

Ajax Westney Heights YMCA Before and After School Flyer