Parent participation for children from birth to age six.

Play is the vehicle for learning and provides the best and most enjoyable learning experience for children! As part of Early Years Services in BC, the YMCA is providing no cost group-based drop-in programs for ages 0–6 and their families, located at the Kelowna Family YMCA and the Penticton Community Centre. These community programs will provide developmental appropriate activities and spaces for socialization, learning, and play opportunities for children and their families. YMCA staff are on site to help families navigate service pathways and answer questions. Individualized support services are also available, by appointment, should your family require additional support.

YMCA Early Years Drop-In Services provide:

  • No cost, safe, high-quality programs
  • Daily program drop-in 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. (Family Play Time)
  • 7 days a week at Kelowna Family YMCA
  • 5 days a week at Penticton Community Centre
  • Play-based learning opportunities for children 0–6 to play alongside their families
  • Meaningful learning experiences for the child that provides the building blocks for later learning.
  • Group-based activities and experiences to enhance community belonging and support cultural awareness
  • Direct family support for children and families to enhanced supports and services

Program funding provided by the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development.

To learn more, please call Cassandra Thomas, General Manager of Community Programs at 250-491-9622 ext. 101 or email earlyyears@ymcaokanagan.ca.