Child Care Centre

Little Learners AcademyLittle Learners Academy, located at Okanagan College’s Penticton campus, opened its doors in September 2017. It offers infant and toddler care, daycare for ages 3 to 5, preschool and after-school care. Experienced, certified and well-trained staff
provide care to children.

The Child Care Centre is open to families in the South Okanagan as well as children of Okanagan College students and employees. Extended hours of operation are available to accommodate early and evening classes, as well as shift workers in the community.


Registering your child

Little Learners Academy is operated by OneSky Community Resources (formerly Penticton and District Community Resources). All inquiries about registering your child in Little Learners should be directed to OneSky:

  • Phone: 250-492-5814
  • In-person: 300 Ellis St., Penticton


Sustainable features
The facility is built to meet Passive House principles, a performance-based, voluntary, international construction standard for energy-efficient buildings that developed in Germany in the 1990s. Designed by Penticton’s Landform Architecture Ltd. and built by Ritchie Custom Homes, the facility has garnered three awards:

  • Canadian Green Building Award, Institutional (Small) Award, 2018
  • First Passive House-certified child care centre in Canada
  • 2018 Tommie Awards, Best Environmental Initiative in Construction, Silver Finalist


Funding

The project was made possible by a $500,000 investment by the B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Development and support from donors throughout the area. The Okanagan College Foundation embarked on a fundraising campaign to raise $700,000. More information and ways to support is available at okanagan.bc.ca/give.