Kelowna Airport YMCA Child Care Centre
The City of Kelowna, Kelowna International Airport (YLW), KF Aerospace and the YMCA of Southern BC are partnered to provide this child care centre on the YLW campus. The Kelowna Airport YMCA Child Care Centre enables the creation of new licensed childcare, helping families access quality, affordable and inclusive child care while strengthening the local community.
This project serves the community in alignment with the City of Kelowna’s OCP 2040 by supporting the development of child care spaces including accessible, affordable and inclusive spaces that meet the needs of citizens living or working in the Gateway.
The Province provided approximately $3.8 million toward the Kelowna Airport YMCA Child Care centre from the ChildCare BC New Spaces Fund.
The 87 spaces will be open to all and will offer:
- Group Child Care (Infant and Toddler)-12 spaces
- Group Child Care (3-5 years of age)-75 spaces
The child care centre will be an important piece to help with both employee retention and attracting new employees for not just YLW, but our entire community.