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The YMCA Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) program offers free assistance to families, child care providers, and the child care workforce, serving Peachland, West Kelowna, Kelowna, and Lake Country. Providing referrals, resources, and support, it aims to help raise happy and healthy children.

Need help finding child care?  

We can help! Email your inquiry to Our CCRR team will send you a list of child care providers tailored to your family’s needs. 

Available Services

Child Care Information & Referrals

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Our Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) program believes in the power of community to raise healthy, happy children. We offer support and resources for parents, childcare workers, and providers, ensuring every child thrives. 

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Child Care Provider Support

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Come by and connect with fellow caregivers of young children! We are pleased to offer a range of services to support child care workforce and child care providers in administering the highest quality of care. Click below to see the variety of available resources.

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Professional Development & Networking

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Curious about fostering children's growth and development? Our Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) program offers a variety of professional development and networking opportunities. Stay tuned for our events list, beginning May 2024.

More information coming soon.

Early Learning Resource Library

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Whether it's books, games, puzzles, musical instruments, or seasonal items, we've got everything you need to keep young minds engaged and entertained!

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Transition of Service Providers

The YMCA is honoured and dedicated to be delivering the CCRR program to the Peachland, West Kelowna, Kelowna, and Lake Country communities. If you encounter any challenges during this transition, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at We are here to ensure a smooth and seamless experience for everyone. 

View our news release detailing the transition to the YMCA of SIBC offering CCRR services to the Okanagan community here.

Affordable Child Care Benefit Information

Need help with Affordable Child Care Benefit? 

The Affordable Child Care Benefit provides monthly assistance to eligible families, helping cover the costs of child care. Eligibility is determined based on factors like income, family size, and the type of care needed. 

Your family may qualify for financial assistance with child care fees. Visit the Affordable Child Care Benefit page on the Ministry of Children and Family Development's website or contact 1-888-338-6622 to  determine if you qualify. We can assist you with your application process. Email your inquiry to

Family Play Time

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.

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