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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.

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—Opening November 3, 2014

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 Preschool.
M/W/F, 8:45–11:45am, $203/month
Tu/Th, 8:45–11:45am, $142/month

Okanagan College

Okanagan College Building D – 1000 KLO Road
To register contact Colleen Keeler at 250-491-9622 ext. 212

Infant and Toddler Care 12–30 months—All spaces are now full. We are taking names for the waitlist.
Mon–Fri, 7:30am–5:30pm, full time only
$1033/month

Group Child Care 3–5 yrs—All spaces are now full. We are taking names for the waitlist.
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—Spaces available!
M/W/F, 8:45–11:45am, $203/month
Tu/Th, 8:45–11:45am, $142/month

Kelowna Family YMCA

375 Hartman Road, Kelowna BC, V1X 2M9
Please contact Coreen Hobson (250-491-9622 ext. 220) 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 Sue at 250-491-9622 ext. 203.

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

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

Quigley Elementary

705 Kitch Road
For registration information contact Sue 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
2:30–6pm, $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 Sue 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 Sue at 250-491-9622 ext. 203.

All spaces are now full. We are taking names for the wait list in all age groups.

We pick up children from the following elementary schools: Pearson, Belgo, Rutland and South Rutland and provide care at Quigley Elementary.

Christmas Camp (Grades K–6)

Day Camps

Keep your child active this Christmas at our YMCA Day Camps. Each day will feature a fun theme filled with action-packed activities like fun active games, sports, dancing, arts and crafts, outdoor play, and community out-trips. Stay tuned for program details!

*All our day camps are provincially licensed

Location

Kelowna Family YMCA
375 Hartman Road

Camp Fees

$36.00 per day

Camp Dates

December 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31, & January 2.

7:30am–5:30pm

Closed

December 25, 26 & January 1

Closed Early

December 24 & 31 at 3pm

Registration

Registration is now open to existing families.

Registration opens to new families November 24, 2014.

 

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.
Preschool

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, Okanagan College and West Kelowna Child Care and Preschools: 250-491-9622 ext. 212
Sue Boser, Out of School Care and Day Camps: 250-491-9622 ext. 203
Coreen Hobson, Kelowna Family YMCA Preschool: 250-491-9622 ext. 220

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 am-4:30pm Monday through Friday.

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