Kelowna Child Care Centre

Okanagan College was very pleased to open the new Child Care Centre for the Kelowna campus in September 2009.  Access to child care by both students and staff at the College is needed. The Centre is a partnership between the YMCA-YWCA of the Central Okanagan and the College to operate the child care centre on the Kelowna campus.

To support the construction of the Centre, the Minister of State for Child Care is providing Okanagan College with a Child Care Capital Funding of $474.942.88 to assist with the project. Support is also being provided by the YMCA-YWCA of the Central Okanagan and the College for the construction and to purchase the necessary furniture and supplies to open the Centre and support its operation.

Little Scholars is located at the north side of the Kelowna Campus across the street from the new Centre for Learning building.

The construction of the Child Care Centre began in September 2008 with the assistance for the College’s Trades Department and a Home for Learning project team. The Child Care Centre was completed by the summer of 2009.

The YMCA-YWCA of the Central Okanagan operates and supervises the day to day running of the Centre that provides child care spaces for both students and staff at the College. For over 25 years, the YMCA-YWCA of the Central Okanagan has provided thousands of children and adults with programs and services dedicated to personal growth and community development. The College is pleased to have such a dedicated and experience organization as a partner to operate the new Child Care Centre.

Little Scholars provides 63 new and flexible licensed child care spaces for:

Infant care for children aged newborn to 30 months – 8 spaces

Kinder care -10 spaces

Children 3-5 years – 25 spaces

Preschool education program: 20 spaces

The new 3,000 sq ft Centre features 3 separate active play areas, 1 quiet room, an office, storage, washrooms, kitchen facilities, and a secured outdoor playground space.

If you are interested in the Kelowna Campus Child Care Centre please call 250-762-5445 ext# 5653.