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

We ensure 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:

  • Wage based on certifications, a minimum of $24/hour (with wage enhancement) for those beginning a career as a certified ECE, with yearly wage increases
  • On-site support staff, which means more flexibility and paid time off the floor
  • Priority child care spaces for your family including $10/day centres
  • Three weeks vacation, 12 paid wellness days, plus 5 paid family wellness days
  • Pension plan that totals 10% of your earnings + comprehensive benefits plan
  • A membership to the Kelowna Family Y, Downtown Y and the H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre
  • Advancement opportunities — our YMCA Child Care division is growing quickly with multiple leadership roles and 4 new centres planned to open in 2023! 


Paid Training for New and Current ECEs:

  • Over 100 hours a year of paid professional development training during regular work hours
  • Infant/Toddler, and Supported Child Development certifications gained at no cost and increased wages for you!
  • Opportunities to work while you complete your education or upgrade your certifications
  • Additional training in research-based YMCA Playing to Learn™ curriculum utilized across Canada


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

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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."