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Welcome to Yonge Hearts Child Care Centre

Yonge Hearts is a non-profit child care centre which has operated in North York since 1989.
We are licensed to care for children from birth to five years of age.
Yonge Hearts serves the employees of the City of Toronto,
Toronto Boards of Education, Toronto Library, as well as families in the community.


Director’s Message


Thank you for your interest in Yonge Hearts Child Care Centre!

At YHCCC we are proud to work closely with the families enrolled, to provide a warm, nurturing and safe environment for the children. The staff and I are proud to be involved in their early learning where we enjoy watching them learn through play. We can see friendships blossoming, hear their laughter as they play, and the endless chatter between peers and with their teachers. Providing excellent care goes beyond providing excellent programming. It takes heart to provide that special place for children – and we have it here at Yonge Hearts Child Care Centre.





Program Statement

As part of providing a quality program we are following the regulations of the Child Care and Early Years Act 2014. How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years 2014 (HDLH) is used as a guideline for licensed child care programs. HDLH views children as competent, capable, curious and rich in potential. The foundations of learning are belonging, well-being, engagement and expression. For more information on this please go to http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/childcare/pedagogy.html.

At Yonge Hearts we believe that children learn through play. It is through play that they have the opportunity to initiate their own experiences, engage in communication with their peers and staff and explore different materials provided in the environment. Yonge Hearts has the following goals and approaches to meeting the needs of all the children in the centre:

Promote health, safety, nutrition
Support positive and responsive interactions
Encourage positive communication and self-regulation
Foster exploration, play and inquiry
Provide child-initiated experiences and adult support
Plan for positive learning environments to support development
Provide a variety of experiences throughout the day
Communicate effectively
Engage with the community
Take part in professional learning and centre evaluation


More information can be found in the Yonge Hearts Child Care Parent Handbook. This is available at the centre or online.

Yonge Hearts Child Care Parent Handbook


Contact Us

 5176 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 5P6

If you would like to book a tour please call 416-730-8898. For more information fill out the form below.