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.
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 12–30 months—All spaces are now full. We are taking names for the wait list.
Mon–Fri, 7:30am–5:30pm, full time only
Group Child Care 3–5 yrs—All spaces are now full. We are taking names for the wait list.
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—All spaces are now full. We are taking names for the wait list.
M/W/F, $199/month 8:45–11:45am—All spaces are now full. We are taking names for the wait list.
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—All spaces are now full. We are taking names for the wait list.
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
Gr K – 6
6:30 – 8:30am, $25.50/week or $5.10/day
- Kelowna Family Y. The Y Van drops children off at the following schools: Pearson, Belgo, South Rutland, and Black Mountain Elementary.
- Quigley Elementary this program is geared for children who attend Quigley Elementary.
Care Gr K – 6
2:30 – 6 pm, $71.50/week (includes early dismissals) or $14.30/day.
Located at the following schools:
- 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: Pearson, Rutland and South Rutland and provide care at Quigley Elementary.
Keep your child active this Christmas at our YMCA Christmas Camp. Each day will be action-packed with a variety of activities including: fun active games, sports, dancing, arts and crafts, outdoor play, tobogganing, swimming and community out-trips.
*All our day camps are provincially licensed
Camp Dates, Fees & Times
Dec 23–Jan 3
We close at 3pm Dec 24 and Dec 31
Dec 25 & 26
Kelowna Family Y
Registration starts November 4 for existing families in our Out of School Care Program and will open to the public (new families) Monday November 25.
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
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.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Debit, and/or Cash
In the event you need to cancel your Christmas Day Camp
- Cancellation notice must be submitted in writing and/or email to email@example.com
- Cancellations received 7 days or more prior to start of camp will receive a refund less a $25.00 administration fee.
No cancellations will be given for less than 7 days or for any sick or missed days.
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.