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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.
 

Kelowna Preschool
Kelowna Family Y

Preschool at the Kelowna Family Y takes place in it’s own program room and playground.

Days Time Monthly Fee
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 at Okanagan College

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.

Days  Time Fee
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
Dilworth Mountain YMCA Child Care

Dilworth Mountain YMCA Child Care will open in the fall.

Preschool will have 4 classes. Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Tuesday and Thursday. Parents and caregivers will be able to choose either morning session or afternoon sessions. 

Contact fguenter@ymcaokanagan.ca to register. 

Penticton Preschool
Queen's Park Multi-Age Child Care

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. 

Days Time Monthly Fee
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
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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Playing to Learn Curriculum

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.

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.