Stratford News YMCA closing Shakespeare Early Learning Centre SHARE ON: Patrick Grapes, contributor, Tuesday, Feb. 11th, 2014 The YMCA is shutting down its Early Learning and Development Centre in Shakespeare. The organization made the announcement today. The YMCA says there is no longer a need for the facility for children between the ages of three and five due to Full Day Learning at schools. The before and after school program at Sprucedale Public School and the YMCA day camp program in Shakespeare will still carry on. The closure takes effect on June 27th.