Mon/Wed/Fri and Tues/Thus preschool registration for September 2015 is now open!

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YMCA Child Care provides care and learning for children in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment, giving parents peace of mind. Children in YMCA Child Care are encouraged to reach their full potential by developing social, cognitive, physical, and emotional skills.

Spring Break Full-Day Child Care

Day Camps

Registration is now open to the public! Call 250-491-9622 to reserve your spot.

While school is out, keep your child active and engaged, making friends and learning healthy habits.

Activities will include:

  • EECO Centre Field Trips
    • K–1 Group will be learning about Owls and Ecosystems in Mission Creek Park
    • 2–6 Group will be learning about Bears and The Power of Habitat
  • Hiking Out Trips
  • 1 Swimming out trip per week
  • Sewing activities
  • Crafts
  • Outdoor/Gym Games
Week 1 (Kindergarten–Grade 6)

March 16–20, 7:30 am–5:30 pm
Location: Quigley Elementary
Full week registration: $180

Week 2 (Kindergarten–Grade 6)

March 23–27, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
Location: Quigley Elementary
Full week registration: $180

YMCA Playing to Learn Child Care & Preschool

Little Scholars

The YMCA is proud to offer Okanagan families a professionally developed curriculum called YMCA Playing to Learn at Okanagan College, the Kelowna Family YMCA, and Glenrosa Elementary.

NEW!Glenrosa Elementary

3430 Webber Road, West Kelowna, BC, V4T 1G8 Canada
To register contact Colleen Keeler at 250-491-9622 ext. 212

Preschool 3 & 4 yrs—We are now accepting registration for Tues/Thurs preschool.
M/W/F, 8:45–11:45am, $203/month
Tu/Th, 8:45–11:45am, $142/month

Little Scholars at Okanagan College

Okanagan College Building D – 1000 KLO Road
To register contact Debbie Banerjee, Centre Supervisor, 250-862-5653 ext 4.

Infant and Toddler Care 12–30 months—All spaces are now full. We are taking names for the waitlist.
Mon–Fri, 7:30 am–5:30 pm, full time only

Group Child Care 3–5 yrs—4 full time spaces available from July 1, 2015
Mon–Fri, 7:30am–5:30pm
Fulltime: $753/month or Part time: $40/full day, $25/half day (up to 4 hrs)

Preschool 3 & 4 yrs
M/W/F, 8:45–11:45am, $203/month—1 space available.
Tu/Th, 8:45–11:45am, $142/month—1 space available.

Kelowna Family YMCA

375 Hartman Road, Kelowna BC, V1X 2M9
Please contact Colleen Keeler (250-491-9622 ext. 221) for more information.

Preschool 3–5 yrs—All spaces are now full. We are taking names for the waitlist.
M/W/F, 8:45–11:45am, $203/month
Tues/Thur, 8:45-11:45am, $142/month

Out of School Care

out of school care

For over 20 years the Y has offered quality child care for children before and after school during scheduled school breaks. Our Child Care programs are centered on our core values—caring, honesty, respect and responsibility—and include a healthy program structure of:

  • 45 minute of daily exercise
  • Art, games, reading & science activities
  • Healthy snacks and nutritional learning
  • Community giving and charity
  • Out trips and local exploration
  • Lessons in sharing and healthy relationships

Before School Care

Grades Kindergarten–6
6:30–8:30am, $26/week or $5.20/day

Kelowna Family Y

375 Hartman Road
For registration information contact Val at 250-491-9622 ext. 203.

Registration is now open.

The Y Van drops children off at Pearson, Belgo, Rutland, South Rutland, and Black Mountain Elementary.

Quigley Elementary

705 Kitch Road
For registration information contact Val at 250-491-9622 ext. 203.

All spaces are now full. We are taking names for the wait list.

This program is for children who attend Quigley Elementary.

After School Care

Care Gr K–6
2:30–6 pm, $73/week (includes early dismissals) or $14.60/day.

NEW!Rose Valley Elementary—Opening October 20, 2014

1680 Westlake Road
For registration information contact Colleen at 250-491-9622 ext. 212.

Registration is now open for Kindergarten—Grade 6.

Black Mountain Elementary

1650 Gallagher Road
For registration information contact Val at 250-491-9622 ext. 203.

Spaces left for Kindergarten and Grade 1. Now taking names for the Grade 2-6 wait list.

Quigley Elementary

705 Kitch Road
For registration information contact Val at 250-491-9622 ext. 203.

Spaces available for Grade 1—Grade 6.

We pick up children from Pearson, Belgo, Rutland and South Rutland and provide care at Quigley Elementary.

For New Families Registering

New Families please note that we require a minimum of 48 hours notice to process your registration.

Step 1

Complete registration forms in full and read the parent handbook for your selected program.

Registration Forms
Child Care and Preschool (0–4yrs)
Out of School Care (5–12yrs)

Parent Handbook
Out of School Care, Kinder Care, & Day Camps (5–12yrs)
Child Care (0–4yrs) coming soon.

Step 2

You must include a colour photo (face shot, 2×3″) of your child and a copy of your child’s immunization.

Step 3

Once registration forms are completed, contact the program manager of your selected program for drop-off instructions.

Colleen Keeler, Child Care and Preschools: 250-491-9622 ext. 212
Debbie Banerjee Little Scholars at Okanagan College, 250-862-5653 ext 4
Val Johnson, Out of School Care and Day Camps: 250-491-9622 ext. 203

Step 4: Payments

To secure your child’s registration we must receive payment in full along with your child’s completed registrations forms. Full payment is due at the time of registration.

Please note if you are applying for government subsidy and or YMCA Financial Assistance this must be approved and in place at the time of registration; otherwise the full fee will be required to secure your space.

YMCA Child Care Assistance

Child Care Assistance

We believe no family should be turned away from quality child care because of an inability to pay.

Assisted Childcare Application (pdf)

BC Child Care Subsidy
As a parent, you may apply to the Ministry of Children and Family Development (Child Care Subsidy Centre) to see if you are eligible for assistance with your child care fees. The subsidy, determined through an application process and depending on your financial circumstances. As an enrolling parent, it is your responsibility to ensure that you apply for subsidy as the YMCA cannot apply for this subsidy on your behalf. Full payment of the child care fee will be required until we are notified by the Child Care Subsidy Centre of your subsidy approval and you must pay any outstanding balance not covered by the subsidy to the YMCA.

For further assistance the Kelowna Childcare Society located at #4- 1890 Ambrosi Rd can assist you with your application, please call 250 762 3536 between the hours of 9:00 am–4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

For more information regarding the Child Care subsidy, visit the Ministry of Children & Family Development at or call the Childcare Subsidy Service Centre toll free: 1 888 338-6622. You will also find an Eligibility Evaluator at the website.