Leave kids with us to play, learn, run, and have fun!
Raise healthy, resilient kids with support from YMCA Child Care and Camps.
Designed to be high quality, safe, and affordable, our programs are here for your family when you need them. From Summer Camps, to Preschool, to Spring Break Camps and After School Care, we offer an inclusive community where kids can have fun, find support, make friends, and explore their interests.
We believe that ensuring a sound basis for healthy childhood development and success begins with play. Children belong, grow, thrive and lead in YMCA Child Care programs and Camps—that makes for confident children today and contributing, engaged adults in the future.
As a charity, we work hard to ensure quality affordable care is accessible to all and make no profit from any of our Child Care programs.
Full Day Child Care
Our Child Care options around Kelowna, West Kelowna, and Penticton utilize our Playing to Learn™ Curriculum for ages 0-5.
Our Preschool programs provide vital learning opportunities for children aged 3–5 and utilize our Playing to Learn™ Curriculum to ensure kindergarten readiness.
Before & After School Care
Leaders keep children aged 5-12 happy, nourished, active, and engaged with our high-quality A Place to Connect™ curriculum.
We have engaging Camps for summer, spring, holidays, and Pro D Days to keep kids aged 3-15 active, engaged, unplugged, and connected.
Drop in for a workout and quick break as you leave kids aged 0–10 with us at H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre, or the Kelowna Family Y.
Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more about our upcoming centres, parent information, waitlists, and more.
YMCA Playing to Learn™ Curriculum is implemented throughout our Child Care programs for ages 0-6. This research based curriculum was developed by Child Care experts and is utilized and regulated in Y’s across Canada.
As a charity, the Y believes no family should be turned away because of financial circumstances. Thanks to generous donors, the Y is able to provide financial assistance to families who could not otherwise afford quality child care or Preschool programs.
Since Connor has joined this centre, he’s made friends, come out of his bubble and his behavior has changed drastically. The extra financial support has given me the ability to put both my daughter and my son in child care.