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 your children 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 toward 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.
- Childhood Connections Okanagan - Provides daycare listings and resources for childcare in Kelowna and surrounding areas.
- Boys and Girls Club of Kelowna – Childcare and after school program information
- 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).
The Central Okanagan School District in Kelowna, and the Vancouver School Board provide area maps, school directories, and information on local programs and services.