Kelowna Airport YMCA Child Care Facility
The City of Kelowna, Kelowna International Airport (YLW), KF Aerospace and the YMCA of Southern BC are partnering to provide this child care facility on the YLW campus. The Kelowna Airport YMCA Child Care Facility 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 will provide $3.77 million toward the Kelowna Airport YMCA Child Care facility from the ChildCare BC New Spaces Fund.
The Kelowna Airport YMCA Child Care facility is anticipated to be completed summer 2023.
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 facility will be an important piece to help with both employee retention and attracting new employees for not just YLW, but our entire community. The intention is to give priority registration to our campus.
Employees of YLW and surrounding employers and members of the community will be able to find registration information for this facility at ymcasibc.ca/childcare