Childhood Connections Okanagan Family and Childcare Society (formerly Kelowna Child Care Society) is a non-profit society that has been providing services in the Central Okanagan since 1977.  Throughout this time, the society has seen many changes in the community. Initially, the focus of the Society was primarily around child care, and although this is still a key service, the Society has evolved and provides many services that support the healthy growth of children in our community.

The Mission of Childhood Connections Okanagan Family & Childcare Society is to facilitate quality child care and provide a a wide range of programs, services and resources which support families in our community

Our Mandate

To promote quality child care within the community by working cooperatively with all local child care organizations, community partners and services. We support parents by providing child care referrals, child care information, and support to access child care subsidies, in addition to providing a wide range of family resource services and information.

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A Collaborative Approach to Understanding Child Care in the Central Okanagan.

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  • Melissa Hunt, Executive Director
  • Cindy Polachic, CCRR Referral Consultant
  • Yvonne Stauble, CCRR Program Consultant
  • Nicole Hoodicoff, CCRR Program Consultant
  • Sam Hawes, CCRR Administrative Support
  • Oksana Martens, CCRR Administrative Support



  • President: Kim Hurd
  • Vice President: Betty Cleland
  • Treasurer: Terry Yesaki
  • Secretary: Eve Layman
  • Directors at large: Geordie Belinski, Chad Point, Saskia Battersby, Bram Eekhout

Due to Covid-19 the CCS will have a gradual opening.

As of June 1, 2020 Office Hours:

(doors are open to walk in clients)

  • Monday 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Thursday 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Friday 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

NOTICE: Our office is now open to walk in clients. The early learning toy & resource library is still closed to the public & parents. Child care providers may call ahead to arrange pickup of resources.