History

The York University Co-operative Daycare Centre (YUCDC) is situated on the Keele campus of York University, the second largest University in Ontario and the third in Canada. The YUCDC is located on the first floor of one of York University’s residences, Atkinson College.

The YUCDC was first founded in June 1969 by a group of parents who were pursuing their studies at the university. By the fall of 1970, the need for childcare increased and the Centre opened its doors to 37 licensed spaces in one of the graduate residences. Through the years, the need for childcare continued to increase and in 1973 the university decided to continue its partnership with the YUCDC, relocating it to a larger space in Atkinson College residence where the YUCDC currently operates its programs with 119 licensed spaces.