Play, learn, run, paint, dance and explore with YMCA Preschool!
Our Playing to Learn™ Curriculum prepares children for kindergarten in a fun and educational setting.
We believe strengthening community starts with helping kids reach their potential. With decades of experience in child care, we provide safe, nurturing environments for children to learn to build healthy relationships and develop school-readiness skills.
Following the YMCA's national Playing to Learn™ curriculum, our preschool programs help build a capacity for lifelong learning by creating quality learning experiences through play. Our Preschool programs follow a child to staff ratio of 1:10. Children spend time outside each day and are provided with healthy snacks.
Children belong, grow, thrive and lead in YMCA Child Care programs—that makes for confident kids today and contributing, engaged adults in the future. We believe strengthening community starts with helping kids reach their potential.
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.
Preschool at the Kelowna Family Y takes place in it’s own program room and playground.
|Mon, Wed & Fri Mornings||8:45–11:45 a.m.||$245|
|Tues & Thurs Mornings||8:45–11:45 a.m.||$178|
|Mon, Wed & Fri Afternoons||12:45–3:15 p.m.||$225|
|Tues & Thurs Afternoons||12:45–3:15 p.m.||$156|
Little Scholars is among a small group of child care facilities across the province selected as a Universal Child Care Prototype Site. These sites will test and evaluate funding and operational models that will help move British Columbia towards a universal child care system.
|Mon, Wed & Fri Mornings||8:45–11:45 a.m.||$7/day to a maximum of $140|
|Tues & Thurs Mornings||8:45–11:45 a.m.||$7/day to a maximum of $140|
|Mon–Fri Mornings||8:45–11:45 a.m.||$7/day to a maximum of $140|
|Mon, Wed & Fri (extended hours)||8:45 a.m.–2:15 p.m.||$10/day to a maximum of $200|
|Tues–Thurs (extended hours)||8:45 a.m.–2:15 p.m.||$10/day to a maximum of $200|
|Mon–Fri (extended hours)||8:45 a.m.–2:15 p.m.||$10/day to a maximum of $200|
We are proud to announce that Queen's Park YMCA Child Care has been accepted to participate in the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative through the Ministry of Children and Families. This means that the fees will be reduced for all families. You'll see the reduced fees listed in the table below.
|Mon, Wed & Fri Mornings||8:30–11:30 a.m.||$245|
|Tues & Thurs Mornings||8:30–11:30 a.m.||$178|
|Mon–Fri Mornings||8:30–11:30 a.m.||$392|
|Mon, Wed & Fri (extended hours)||8:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.||$427|
|Tues–Thurs (extended hours||8:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.||$315|
|Mon–Fri (extended hours)||8:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.||$693|
Frequently Asked Questions
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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.
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.