YMCA Child Care

Child Care Inquiry

Contact us to see if there is space for your child in a YMCA Child Care program near you. Space is limited!

The YMCA of Okanagan plans to provide child care to essential service workers in Kelowna and Penticton. Learn more

Our charity is responding to COVID-19 including temporarily closing all YMCA recreation facilities during this time. Child care, virtual early years community services and career development services will continue to run. The most recent information can be found at ymcaokanagan.ca/COVID19

3–5 years

YMCA Preschool programs provide vital learning opportunities for preschool children ages 3–5.

We believe strengthening community starts with helping kids reach their potential. With decades of experience in child care, we provide a safe, nurturing environment 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.

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.


Hours and Fees

Kelowna Family YMCA (Kelowna)

Days Time Monthly Fee Registration
Monday, Wednesday & Friday (mornings) 8:45–11:45 a.m. $236 Inquire here
Tuesday & Thursday (mornings) 8:45–11:45 a.m. $173 Inquire here
Monday, Wednesday & Friday (afternoons) 12:45–3:15 p.m. $220 Inquire here
Tuesday & Thursday (afternoons) 12:45–3:15 p.m. $152 Inquire here

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 Fee Registration
Monday, Wednesday & Friday (mornings) 8:45–11:45 a.m. $7/day to a maximum of $140 Inquire here
Tuesday & Thursday (mornings) 8:45–11:45 a.m. $7/day to a maximum of $140 Inquire here
Monday–Friday (mornings) 8:45–11:45 a.m. $7/day to a maximum of $140 Inquire here
Monday, Wednesday & Friday (extended hours) 8:45 a.m.–2:15 p.m. $10/day to a maximum of $200 Inquire here
Tuesdays–Thursdays (extended hours) 8:45 a.m.–2:15 p.m. $10/day to a maximum of $200 Inquire here
Monday–Friday (extended hours) 8:45 a.m.–2:15 p.m. $10/day to a maximum of $200 Inquire here

Glenrosa Elementary School (West Kelowna)

Days Time Monthly Fee Registration
Monday, Wednesday & Friday (mornings) 8:45–12:30 a.m. $236/month Inquire here

Queen's Park Multi-Age Child Care (Penticton)

Days Time Monthly Fee Registration
Monday, Wednesday & Friday (mornings) 8:30–11:30 a.m. $236 registration info
Tuesday & Thursday (mornings) 8:30–11:30 a.m. $173 registration info
Monday–Friday (mornings) 8:30–11:30 a.m. $392 registration info
Monday, Wednesday & Friday (extended hours) 8:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. $415 registration info
Tuesdays–Thursdays (extended hours) 8:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. $304 registration info
Monday–Friday (extended hours) 8:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. $693 registration info


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3–5 Years Care
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Before School Care
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After School Care
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We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia for this program.