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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 valene.johnson@ymcasibc.ca

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."