Vancouver and Kelowna offer a wide range of child care and schooling options for families, including on-campus child care options at UBC's Vancouver campus.
Child care and schools access for newcomers
Use the resources below for specific information about placing children and teenagers in child care, elementary and secondary schools in Vancouver and Kelowna.
Vancouver child care resources
UBC is the largest campus-based child care provider in North America, and the largest provider of infant/toddler child care in Vancouver. We continue to take steps for greater support of child care options to all British Columbians.
Kelowna child care resources
Get information on childcare in B.C. at the BC Government's Childcare BC website. Child care resources for Kelowna and area include:
- University Children’s Learning Centre – Quality group child care for children – ages six months to five years – of UBC students, faculty, staff, and the community and surrounding areas.
- GoDayCare – Daycare listings with reviews from parents in many communities throughout Canada.
- Childhood Connections Okanagan - Provides daycare listings and resources for childcare in Kelowna and surrounding areas.
- YMCA licensed child care – Preschool, out of school care, and day camps to Kelowna families.
- Boys and Girls Club of Kelowna – Safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships, and develop confidence and skills for life.
- Nannies on Call – Reliable quality childcare 24/7. Nannies have two years childcare experience, are pre-screened, and are first aid certified.
- More resources - including Vernon and Penticton
Elementary and secondary schools
B.C.'s Ministry of Education is the branch of the provincial government that oversees standards and the quality of the educational system for both publicly-funded and privately-funded schools, from kindergarten through grade 12 (ages 5 - 17).