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.
The YMCA is proud to offer Okanagan families a professionally developed curriculum called YMCA Playing to Learn at Okanagan College and at the Kelowna Family YMCA.
Preschool is now full! Thank you for your interest, you may still register to be on our wait list.
Little Scholars at Okanagan College
Okanagan College Building D – 1000 KLO Road
To register contact Colleen Keeler at 250-862-5653 ext 4
Infant and Toddler Care 1 year–30 months
Mon–Fri, 7:30am–5:30pm, full time only
Group Child Care 3–5 yrs
Fulltime: $738/month or Part time: $40/full day, $25/half day (up to 4 hrs)
Preschool 3 & 4 yrs
Tu/Th, $138/month 8:45–11:45am
M/W/F, $199/month 8:45–11:45am
YMCA Playing to Learn – Kelowna Family YMCA
375 Hartman Road, Kelowna BC, V1X 2M9
For registration information contact 250-491-9622.
Preschool 3–5 yrs
M/W/F, 8:45–11:45am, $199/month
Tues/Thur, 8:45-11:45am, $138/month
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 Gr K – 6
6:30 – 8:30am, $25.50/week or $5.10/day
Located at the Kelowna Family Y. The Y Van drops children off at the following schools: Pearson, Belgo, Rutland, South Rutland, Quigley Elementary, and Black Mountain Elementary.
After School Care Gr K – 6
2:30 – 6 pm, $71.50/week (includes early dismissals) or $14.30/day.
Program Centres include:
- Belgo Elementary, 125 Adventure Rd
- Black Mountain Elementary, 1650 Gallagher Rd
- Quigley Elementary, 705 Kitch Rd. We provide part time, full time and drop-in based on availability. We pick up children from the following elementary schools: Ellison, Pearson, Rutland and South Rutland and provide care at Quigley Elementary.
For school age children going into Grade 1 to Grade 6
Join us this summer for our weekly theme camps! Children will participate in a variety of activities including; group games, sports, science projects, arts and crafts, drama, nature studies, hikes, swimming, out trips to local beaches and water parks, and so much more…
*All our day camps our provincially licensed
Located at Studio 9
For New Families Registering
Complete registration forms in full
You must include a colour photo (face shot, 2×3″ of your child and a copy of your child’s immunization * required
Bring your completed registration and payment forms to the Kelowna Family YMCA * please note incomplete forms will not be accepted.
Step 4: Payments
We require full payment for one week bookings, if you are booking multiple weeks we require a deposit of $100 plus banking information (void chq or visa or master card) the remainder of your fees will be scheduled on the 20th of the prior month.
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.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Debit, and or Cash
In the event you need to cancel your Summer Day Camp
No cancellations will be given for less than 7 days or for any sick or missed days.
Weekly Camp Themes:
July 2-5 “We are Family”—Y spirit, family collage, barbeque picnic/this is me
July 8-12 “Going Green”—recycled art, garden lanterns, hiking in the forest
July 15-19 “Top Hats & Acrobats”—yoga, circus carnival, drama
July 22-26 “Get Up & Get Moving”—Zumba®, sports, dance
July 29-Aug 2 “Space is the Place”—paper mache planets, rocket ships and moon walking
Aug 6-9 “Call of the Wild”—kangaroo farms, wilderness safety, ant farms
Aug 12-16 “Great out Doors”—Eco Center, bug collecting, fishing pond
Aug 19-23 “Talent Show”—talent show, minute to win it, moving and grooving
Aug 26-30 please note we are closed
We believe no family should be turned away from quality child care because of an inability to pay.
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 atwww.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.