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Before and After School Program

YMCA Physical Healthy Development (YPHD)

YPHD Program

YPHD is a program for children in Primary to Grade 6 designed to increase the physical activity levels of children

The foundation of our YPHD program is built on the YMCA Healthy Child Development Framework which focuses on the importance of play, relationships and health. By focusing on these key areas, our Y can improve the overall health and well-being of children in our community. 

At the Y, we know that play allows children to:

✓   Improve and maintain physical health and well-being;

✓   Release stress and build resiliency skills, and;

✓   Have Fun!

And, we also know that by focusing on health, children can:

✓   Learn how to make healthy choices;

✓   Become more physically active and get their bodies moving;

✓   Develop healthy relationships with others, and;

✓   Foster a healthy spirit.

YPHD offers:

✓   Before, During, and After School activities

✓   A healthy alternative for child care

✓   Quality programming and tools which focus on the development of health & happy habits for a bright future

✓   High Five and CATCH curriculum components

✓   A fun, inclusive, and physical environment


YPHD is available within the following schools

Duc d’Anville School


12 Clayton Park Dr., Halifax, NS
Westmount School

(inside Apostles Anglican Church)

6670 Bayers Rd., Halifax

Inglis Street School


5985 Inglis St., Halifax

St. Catherine’s School


2188 Connolly St., Halifax

Springvale School

92 Downs Ave., Halifax

Joseph Howe Elementary School

2557 Maynard St, Halifax

Register your child for the 2023/2024 school year

The YMCA YPHD Before and After School Program 2024/2025 is open for registration on May 1, 2024. Please contact Anna Ryan for more information and to register your child(ren).

[email protected]

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