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We care about our Early Childhood Educators as much as they care about our kids!

We make sure our educators receive the support, training, and work-life balance they need to excel in their field, as they foster social and emotional wellness in future generations. 

Y benefits include:
  • Starting wage of $24/hour (with ECE wage enhancement) as a certified ECE
  • Over 100 hours a year of paid professional development training during regular work hours
  • Paid Professional Development days that follow the school Pro D day calendar
  • On site support staff, which means more paid time off the floor!
  • Your schedule will include paid planning/documentation time
  • Priority child care spaces for your family (including $10/day centres)
  • Opportunities to work while you complete your education or upgrade your certifications
  • Three weeks vacation, 12 paid wellness days, plus 5 paid family wellness days
  • Pension plan that totals 10% of your earnings + comprehensive benefits plan
  • Flexible schedules to suit your lifestyle
  • Additional training in research-based YMCA Playing to Learn™ curriculum utilized across Canada
  • A membership to the Kelowna Family Y, Downtown Y and the H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre
  • Additional paid opportunities — gain Infant Toddler and Supported Child Development certification at no cost and increase in wages for you!
  • Advancement opportunities — our YMCA Child Care division is growing quickly with 4 new centres planned to open in 2023! 

Help us make a difference. Join our team. 

For those wanting to enter the field, reach out to us to learn about paid training opportunities by emailing Val at

Current Opportunities


Flavia's Story

"Now, nearly 10 years after moving to Canada, I am grateful to be in a leadership role in YMCA Child Care, and both of my daughters have grown up in Y child care programs, benefiting from our amazing Playing to Learn curriculum, which I wholeheartedly believe in."