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Learning through play

We understand how important it is for children to have a safe, engaging place to go before and after school. Whether morning or afternoon, qualified leaders will keep your child happy, nourished, and active with healthy snacks, outdoor play, homework time, field trips, social skill-building games, arts, crafts, and more.

Our YMCA: A Place to Connect curriculum brings a standard, high-quality approach to how we deliver before and after school care programs for children 5–12 years old. Before School Care will help your child start the morning the best way possible, with games and activities, gym time, quiet reading, and breakfast if they’re hungry. After School Care consists of activities that are fun, active, and different from what they experience during the school day.

The YMCA is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, secure, and connected children, youth, families, and communities. We believe all children should have safe and healthy places to learn and play.

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.

Type of Care Time Monthly Fee Kindergarten Fee*
Before School Care 6:30-8:30 am $160
(Dec/Mar Rate $80)
 
$110
(Dec/Mar Rate $55)
 
After School Care 2:30-6 pm $380
(Dec/Mar Rate $190)
 
$330
(Dec/Mar Rate $165)
 

*This special reduced rate is offered as a part of the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative and applies to all five- and six-year-olds attending Kindergarten.

Please note that our Before and After School Care programs are full-time registration only.

Kelowna Schools Served
+ Belgo Elementary

Before School Care is located at the Kelowna Family Y, and includes bus service to Belgo Elementary.

After School Care is located at Quigley Elementary and includes bus service from Belgo Elementary.
 

+ Black Mountain Elementary

Before School Care is located at the Kelowna Family Y and includes bus service to Black Mountain Elementary.

After School Care is located at the school and is open to students of Black Mountain Elementary only.
 

+ Pearson Elementary

Before School Care is located at the Kelowna Family Y and includes bus service to Pearson Elementary.

After School Care is located at the school.
 

+ Quigley Elementary

Before and After School Care Programs are located at the school.

Before School Care is open to students of Quigley Elementary School only.
 

+ Rutland Elementary

Before School Care is located at the Kelowna Family Y and includes bus service to Rutland Elementary.

After School Care is located at Pearson Elementary and includes bus services from Rutland Elementary.
 

West Kelowna Schools Served
+ Rose Valley Elementary

After School care is located at the school and is open to students of Rose Valley Elementary School only.

Penticton Schools Served
+ Queen's Park Multi-Age Child Care

Located at the school, Before and After School Care programs are open to students of Queen's Park Elementary School only.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about our upcoming centres, parent information, waitlists, and more.

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A Place to Connect™ Curriculum

YMCA: A Place to Connect™ is a school-age curriculum for ages 5-12 who attend our Before and After School programs. It is nationally recognized and builds upon our Playing to Learn™ curriculum. 

Child Care Financial Support

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.

Work With Children

If you are passionate about working with children, our child care team is always hiring. We are a growing team with great training opportunities, benefits, and a variety of positions to help you grow your career.