Fall registration is open for Preschool (Mon/Wed/Fri & Tues/Thurs) and Out of School Care!

Due to the increasing costs of providing care it has become necessary for the YMCA of Okanagan to implement a fee increase. The increase in Out of School care fees will go into effect for September 2015. Please note that September fees are withdrawn on August 20.

The increase in Pro Day, Summer, Christmas and Spring Break care fees will go into effect for July 2015. Please note that if you have registered for Summer Child Care, July fees are withdrawn on June 20.

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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.

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—Spaces available in Tues/Thurs preschool. Fall registration is also now open.

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.

NEW!Summer Kinderprep at Little Scholars—Registration is now open.

Will your child be entering Kindergarten in September 2015 or 2016? Make sure he or she is prepared! In Kinderprep, your child will enjoy out trips in our community and special visitors like community helpers and artists. A certified early childhood educator will lead weekly themes with a special focus on early reading and writing development, critical thinking, fine motor printing and cutting skills, and social and emotional development.

Healthy snacks will be provided. Sign up for one or more Kinderprep camps from July 6–August 29. There are 8 camps to choose from but only 10 spots in each camp so register early (call 250-491-9622 ext. 237) to reserve your spot.

Time: 8:30 am–11:30 | Registration fee: $99/week

Infant and Toddler Care 12–30 months—1 space open for May–June for M/W/F & T/Thurs.

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—Fall registration is open.

M/W/F, 8:45–11:45am, $203/month—1 space open for spring/summer.
Tu/Th, 8:45–11:45am, $142/month—1 space open for spring/summer.

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—Fall registration is now open.

M/W/F, 8:45–11:45am, $203/month—2 spaces open from May 1, 2015.
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 and 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

Weekly Summer Child Care (Ages 5–12)

There are 8 different weekly themes to choose from—register for one week or more.

Registration fee: $190 for full week (5 days) or $152 for long weekend week (4 days)

Kelowna Family Y

375 Hartman Road, Kelowna
For registration information contact Laura at 250-491-9622 ext. 237.

Summer child care is now full. We are taking names for the waitlist.

Before School Care Grades K–6

6:30–8:30am, $26/week or $5.20/day | September fee: $5.35/day

Kelowna Family Y

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

Fall 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 for spring. Fall registration is now open.

This program is for children who attend Quigley Elementary.

After School Care Grades K–6

2:30–6 pm, $73/week (includes early dismissals) or $14.60/day. September Fee: $15.05/day

NEW!Rose Valley Elementary

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

Fall registration is now open.

Black Mountain Elementary

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

Fall registration is now open.

Quigley Elementary

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

Fall registration is now open.

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. Donations from individuals, community groups and businesses make it possible for the Y to sponsor individuals and families who could not otherwise afford quality childcare. We evaluate each person’s application and financial information on a confidential, individual basis. The Financial Assistance Program is designed so each family contributes as much as they can afford towards the childcare program. We will determine a fee based on your circumstances, the level of financial demand from families and the funds available.

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 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.