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What people are saying about child care at Kelowna schools

Allyson Graf, president and CEO, YMCA of Southern Interior BC –

“We are grateful for our long-standing partnership with Central Okanagan Public Schools. We applaud them for their vision and support to non-profit organizations like the YMCA. Together, we have increased the number of high-quality child care services. Being able to access safe, affordable, non-profit child care is not only good for children and families, but also our economy.”

Carline Noga, executive director, The Clubhouse Child Care Center

“The Clubhouse Child Care Center is grateful to be chosen as the early-years education service provider to bring our innovative programming to this neighbourhood. We believe partnering with school districts is the way of the future, providing families with seamless care and education from early years onwards.”

Jeremy Welder, CEO, BGC Okanagan

“We are thankful for government investment in these beautiful new facilities that will help us support many families and build community connections. We are excited to continue working with Central Okanagan Public Schools to provide quality child care on school grounds.”

Matt Thomas, parent at BGC Okanagan child care at Anne McClymont Elementary

“This is a beautiful facility and the team here is an amazing group of early-learning professionals. The location at the elementary school makes it convenient for dropoff and pickup.”

What to know about schools with new child care spaces in Kelowna

There are approximately 250 new licensed child care spaces open and providing care at three Kelowna schools as follows:

  • Ann McClymont Elementary School, approximately 90 spaces;
  • Black Mountain Elementary School, approximately 80 spaces; and
  • Okanagan Mission Secondary School, approximately 80 spaces.

A few hundred more child care spaces will come to:

  • Ellison Elementary School
  • George Elliott Secondary School
  • Hudson Road Elementary School
  • North Glenmore Elementary School


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