The YMCA of Southern Interior BC delivers child care services to the South Okanagan with our centre at Queen’s Park Elementary School in Penticton, BC. With 59 spaces for children 6 weeks of age to 12 years old, this centre offers infant care, preschool, 3–5 child care, before and after school care and provides day camps during spring break, summer and Pro-D Days.
We are proud to announce that Queen's Park YMCA Child Care is officially a $10 a Day ChildCareBC Centre. These sites test and evaluate funding and operational models that will help move British Columbia towards a universal child care system.
Programs offered at this centre:
YMCA Preschool programs utilize our nationally-recognized YMCA Playing to Learn™ Curriculum to ensure kindergarten readiness in a fun and educational setting.
Full-Day Child Care
YMCA Child Care centres offer a fun, home-like setting and an educational and research-based YMCA Playing to Learn™ curriculum for children 0–5.
Before and After School Care
Our YMCA: A Place to Connect™ curriculum brings a standard, high-quality approach to before and after school care programs for children 5–12 years old.
Our licensed YMCA Child Care camps are a home away from home. Your child can be a part of our inclusive community where they can have fun, find support, make friends and reach their full potential.
The Y’s approach to child care is unique. We believe that ensuring a sound basis for healthy child development and success begins with play, and our child care programs give children exactly that — space to run, dance, jump and explore.
As western Canada’s largest licensed child care provider, the YMCA has been building and operating high-quality child care spaces for decades. Every program provides children with the opportunity to be active, make friends, have fun and develop confidence.
Furthermore, the health and safety of kids in our care is our top priority. All staff are trained in YMCA Child Protection standards that far surpass licensing regulations.
And finally, what makes the Y truly stand out is that we are a charity that believes financial circumstances shouldn't stand in the way of receiving quality care for your child. As a charity, the YMCA of Southern Interior BC has always provided financial assistance to those in need. In addition, with new government supports in place, child care is becoming more affordable.
At the YMCA, we are helping BC parents raise healthy, resilient children.
Financial circumstances shouldn't stand in the way of receiving quality care for your child. As a charity, the YMCA of Southern Interior BC has always provided financial assistance on child care, preschool, camps, and before & after school care to those in need. In addition, with new government supports in place, child care is becoming more affordable.
Our growing child care division offers flexible schedules, a specialized curriculum, time off the floor, and paid professional development and training opportunities in a supportive setting.