Financial Support

Financial Support

At the YMCA, no family is left behind, regardless of their financial situation. Find out how you can apply for the Affordable Child Care benefit from the government or financial assistance from the Y. YMCA Child Care centres also participate in the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative.

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Young Parent Program

We are proud to operate the Young Parent Program at Kelowna Secondary School, in partnership with Central Okanagan Schools. This community program provides parents under the age of 20 with the fundamental tools they need to thrive.

The KAJ Snowfest will take place at H2O from January 18–20. View the swim meet schedule for times and disruption details.

Ages 3–5

Critical learning takes place in the first six years of a child’s life–learning that requires a nurturing and caring environment. Our Child Care programs provide an environment that helps kids feel at home, learning and growing in a welcoming, safe and stimulating atmosphere.

Our qualified and caring Early Childhood Educators follow YMCA Playing to Learn, a national play-based curriculum that helps build capacity for lifelong learning by creating quality learning experiences through play.

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.

Our 3–5 Years programs follow a child to staff ratio of 1:8. Children spend time outside each day and are provided with healthy snacks.

YMCA Early Years Care is currently offered at Little Scholars Child CareKelowna Secondary School and Queen's Park Multi-Age Child Care.

Kelowna Secondary School

Days Time Monthly Fee Reduced Fee* Registration
Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. $890 $790 Inquire here

*Parent Fee Reduction:
The YMCA of Okanagan is proud to announce we have been accepted to participate in the Child Care fee reduction initiative. What this means is under the initiative, licensed providers will receive the reduced parent fee from the government. (Note: part time enrollment will receive a pro-rated amount.)

Queen's Park Elementary School (Penticton)

Days Time Monthly Fee Registration
Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. $865 registration info

The YMCA of Okanagan will apply for the Queen's Park location to participate in the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative.

Little Scholars at Okanagan College (Kelowna)

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 Monthly Fee Registration
Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. $200 Inquire here


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