Our charity is responding to COVID-19 including temporarily closing all YMCA recreation facilities during this time. Child care, virtual early years community services and career development services will continue to run. The most recent information can be found at ymcaokanagan.ca/COVID19

What distinguishes us?

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 children exactly that — space to run, dance, jump and explore.

As western Canada’s largest licensed child care provider, the YMCA has been building and operating high-quality child care spaces for decades. This centre will differ from others because it will provide a large outdoor learning environment and always make the outdoors accessible. Playscapes will act as an extension of the classroom, whereby children explore the outdoors to learn science, math, literacy and art, connect with nature and improve their health and wellness in the process.

Every program provides children the opportunity to be active, make friends, have fun and develop confidence.

Furthermore, the health and safety of kids in our care is our top priority. All staff are trained in YMCA Child Protection standards that far surpass licensing regulations.

And finally, what makes the Y truly stand out is that we are a charity that believes financial circustances shouldn't stand in the way of recieving quality care for your child. As a charity, the YMCA of Okanagan has always provided financial assistance to those in need. In addition, with new government supports in place, child care is becoming more affordable. Learn more

At the YMCA, we are helping BC parents raise healthy, resilient children.

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