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Spend some quality play time with your children and friends

Explore, create, imagine, and play in a variety of activities for you and your child. Meet other families through group activities in a comfortable play environment and learn about services in your community. YMCA Early Childhood Educators with skills and knowledge in child development are on site to enhance your child's success in the important early years.

YMCA Family Play Time provides:

  • Meaningful play-based experiences for children ages 0–6 and family
  • Access to knowledgeable professionals
  • Connections with community services and supports
  • Parenting education and training
  • Opportunities to build friendships and supportive networks
  • Individual family support to access basic needs and referrals to enhanced services
  • Culturally inclusive play spaces, materials and resources

Please note: Parent/guardian supervision is required at all times.

Is Family Play Time a drop-in program?

Due to COVID-19, we have modified Family Play Time to become a 1-hour play program and registration is now required to participate. This will ensure the YMCA can follow government guidelines for social distancing measures and cleaning and sanitizing practices. We will continue to update and modify programs and services to ensure a positive and safe experience for families and staff.

Locations and Registration
Kelowna

In Kelowna, Family Play Time runs Monday–Friday at the Kelowna Family Y. Please use the following instructions to register online.

  1. On mobile: download the YMCA of Okanagan App from the App Store or Google Play
    On computer: go to the YMCA of Okanagan class booking system
  2. Create an account
  3. Select ‘Free Classes’ from menu
  4. Select the Family Play Time program time that works for you
  5. Select ‘book class’

For help registering or to book an individualized meeting, email earlyyears@ymcaokanagan.ca.

If you need to cancel, please do so as soon as possible so that others can join. On the app, an option to cancel can be found by clicking "profile" in the bottom menu. On the web, an option to cancel can be found on the "My Schedule" page (under "My Info").

Penticton

In Penticton, Family Play time runs Monday–Friday at the Penticton Community Centre with some outdoor days at Lakawanna Park.

Register Online

For help registering or to book an individualized meeting, contact Dana at dana.chapman@ymcaokanagan.ca or 250-801-7852.

Note: If you need to cancel, please be sure to give as much notice as possible so others can join.

Virtual Family Play Time

We encourage you to participate in our virtual programming by joining the YMCA Early Years Community Facebook group.

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