Preschool Registration for September 2016 is now open.

Our YMCA Licensed Child Care centres are a home away from home. We offer an inclusive community where kids can have fun, find support, make friends and reach their full potential.

The Y’s approach to child care is unique. We believe that ensuring a sound basis for healthy child development and success begins with play and our child care programs give kids exactly that — space to run, dance, jump, and explore — a place where kids can be kids!

Summer Care

Each day kids spend time outdoors, engage in plenty of physical activity, eat nutritious snacks, build relationships with friends and
adults, and establish a foundation for their mental, emotional and physical well-being.

NEW LOCATION! MISSION CREEK ALLIANCE CHURCH

We have expanded to a new location – The Mission Alliance Church this summer! Mission Alliance Church offers a large youth zone with 4 large rooms, open spaces, lounge areas and a large indoor gymnasium. The entire youth floor is painted as if you are inside a Dr. Seuss book with lots of color where imaginations can run wild!

Two locations to serve you:

KELOWNA FAMILY YMCA: ENTERING GRADE 3–6
MISSION CREEK ALLIANCE CHURCH: ENTERING GRADE 1–6

Regular Weeks: 7:30 am–5:30 pm $190/week
Stat Weeks: 7:30 am–5:30 pm $152/week

Note: No Licenced Child Care on Week 9 (August 29–September 2).

Week Theme Descriptions

Week 1—July 4–8: Get Active Get moving and have fun with Zumba, hip hop, yoga, aqua dance and traditional sports such as baseball, soccer and basketball.

Week 2—July 11–15: Rewind and Unplug Let’s go “old school” and play games your parents and grandparents enjoyed! Potato sac races, kick the can, red rover, telephone and 7-up will keep everyone active and having fun without sitting in front of a screen!

Week 3—July 18–22: Around the World Grab your passport and go on an adventure! Experience food,
music and cultures from around the globe. One day will feature Japanese drumming and sushi; what will the other four hold?

Week 4 — July 25–29: YMCA Goes Hollywood Explore acting, Broadway and everything behind the scenes. Learn
your lines, find your mark and create a memorable performance!

Week 5 — August 2–5: Nature Rules Adventure awaits for us outside to discover all of nature’s wonders.
Get hiking, try geocaching and discover awesome ecosystems!

Week 6— August 8–12: Craft Fanatics It’s getting crafty in here! Release your inner artist with tye -dying,
candle-making, DIY projects, paint, clay and more to get your creative juices flowing.

Week 7 — August 15–19: Staycation Be a tourist in your own town! Explore museums, cultural
landmarks and Kelowna’s rich history with your friends.

Week 8 — August 22–26: Oceans Alive Squid, sharks and octopuses, oh my! Travel deep into the oceans to
discover what swims in the oceans around the world.

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 (Ages 3–4) Now accepting registration for September 2016

M/W/F, 8:45–11:45 am, $225/month
Tu/Th, 8:45–11:45 am, $165/month

Little Scholars at Okanagan College

Okanagan College Building D – 1000 KLO Road, Kelowna BC V1Y 4X8
To register contact Debbie Banerjee, Centre Supervisor, 250-862-5653 ext 4.

Infant and Toddler Care (12–30 months) Full, now accepting names on the wait list

Monday–Friday, 7:30 am–5:00 pm, full time only
$1060/month

Group Child Care (Ages 3–5) Full, now accepting names on the wait list

Monday–Friday, 7:30 am–5:30 pm
Full time: $770/month

Preschool (Ages 3–4) Now accepting registration for September 2016.
2, 3 or 5 day options (3 hours)

T/Th, 8:45–11:45 am $165
M/W/F, 8:45–11:45 am $225
Monday–Friday, 8:45–11:45 am $375.00

new-darkBlueExtended Day Preschool Now accepting registration for September 2016

Recommended for 4-year-olds or non-napping children.

2, 3, or 5 day options (5.5 hours)

T/Th, 8:45 am–2:15 pm, $290
M/W/F, 8:45 am–2:15 pm, $396
Monday–Friday, 8:45 am–2:15 pm, $660

Kelowna Family YMCA

375 Hartman Road, Kelowna BC, V1X 2M9
To register contact contact Colleen Keeler, 250-491-9622 ext. 212.

Preschool (Ages 3–5) Now accepting registration for September 2016

M/W/F, 8:45–11:45 am, $225/month
Tu/Thu 8:45-11:45 am, $165/month

Afternoon Preschool (Ages 3–5) Now accepting registration for September 2016

M/W/F, 12:30–3:00 pm, $210/month
T/Th, 12:30–3:00 pm, $145/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

Before School Care–Kelowna Grades K–6

6:30–8:30 am, $109.38/month (December/March Rate: $54.69/month)

For registration information contact Val Johnson at 491-9622 ext 203.

Kelowna Family Y Spaces AvailableNow accepting registrations for Fall 2016

375 Hartman Road, Kelowna BC V1X 2M9

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

Quigley Elementary Spaces AvailableNow accepting registrations for Fall 2016

705 Kitch Road, Kelowna BC V1X 5X2

This program is for children who attend Quigley Elementary.

Before School Care–West Kelowna Grades K–6

6:30–8:30 am
Part-time: 2–3 days a week, $6.50/day | Full-time: $5.30/day

For registration information contact Val Johnson at 491-9622 ext 203.

NEW!Glenrosa Elementary Now accepting registrations for Fall 2016

3430 Webber Rd. West Kelowna BC, V4T 168

After School Care—Kelowna Grades K–6

Full-time spaces only

2:30–6 pm, $307.69/month (December/March rate: $153.83)

For registration information contact Val Johnson at 491-9622 ext 203.

Black Mountain Elementary Now accepting registrations for Fall 2016

1650 Gallagher Road, Kelowna BC V1P 167

This program is for children who attend Black Mountain Elementary.

Quigley Elementary Spaces AvailableNow accepting registrations for Fall 2016

705 Kitch Road, Kelowna BC V1X 5X2

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

After School Care—West Kelowna Grades K–6

Part- and full-time is available.

2:30–6:00 pm
Part-time: 2–3 days per week, $19.25/day | Full-time: $15.00/day

For registration information contact Val Johnson at 491-9622 ext 203.

Rose Valley Elementary Spaces AvailableNow accepting registrations for Fall 2016

1680 Westlake Road, West Kelowna BC, V12 3G6

We pick up children from Mar Jok Elementary and provide care at Rose Valley Elementary.

NEW!Glenrosa Elementary Now accepting registrations for Fall 2016

3430 Webber Road, West Kelowna BC V4T 1G8

This program is for children who attend Glenrosa 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 Early Years (Ages 0–4)
Child Care Middle Years (Ages 5–12)
Summer Child Care Middle Years (Ages 5–12)
Preschool (Ages 3–4)

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