In 2020, City Council received the results of the Greater Vernon Child Care Space Action Plan. During the research and development of the Plan, residents in the Greater Vernon area expressed a great need for child care resources. Below is information to help parents and caregivers find child care opportunities in the North Okanagan.
Province of B.C. resources and information
Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) centres make it easier for families to find and access responsive and inclusive quality licensed and registered child care by providing information, support, resources and referral services to parents and child care providers across the province. The Ministry of Children and Family Development provides funding to CCRRs, which work in partnership with government to improve the accessibility, affordability, and quality of child care in all B.C. communities.
Local resources and information
The Okanagan Boys and Girls Club has been a vital part of the Vernon community since 1966. They offer daycare, after school programs, and youth and family programs. The Club serves the communities of Armstrong, Cherryville, Falkland, Lavington, Lumby, Vernon, and Spallumcheen.
Contact www.bgco.ca/club-location/north-okanagan/vernon/ Phone: (250) 542-3121
The Maven Lane child care and early learning centres have been providing child care since 1994. They offer Infant/Toddler & 3-5 Programs, after school and out of school care programs in the communities of Armstrong, Coldstream, Lavington, and Vernon.
Contact www.mavenlane.org/contact-us/ Phone: (250) 558-9963
The Social Planning Council for the North Okanagan is a non-profit society dedicated to social planning services. Additional resources for community child care can be found on its website.