As of June 1, 2023, UBC Okanagan Child Care is managed and operated by UBC’s Student Housing & Community Services Department, which includes our current child care location and a new building.
Our current child care centre, located at 1262 Discovery Avenue, is licensed for 56 children (22 infant/toddler spaces and 32 3-5-year-old spaces). Our Centre has an Infant Program, Toddler Program, 3/4 Program and a 4/5 program. The Centre is open from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday to Friday.
We made a successful application to the “Childcare BC New Spaces Fund” in 2020 and received partial funding towards increasing the licensed spaces by an additional 37 spaces (12 spaces for infants/toddlers and 25 spaces for 3-5-year-olds). This new addition increases the total number of child care spaces from 56 to 93 (24 spaces for infants and 59 spaces for 3-5-year-olds). The new building, located next to our existing Child Care Centre is expected to open in the Fall of 2024.
UBC Okanagan Child Care is dedicated to building a welcoming and inclusive community. We are committed to providing and expanding child care services to ensure that they are available on campus for families who live, study and/or work on campus.