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

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.

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.

Supporting Okanagan Families since 1977

Referrals in 2018

Trained in 2018


Care for Our Kids! 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

Board of Directors

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

NOTICE:  Our office will be closed to walk-in clients. Please call or email the office and we would be happy to assist you. If you need to pick up forms please call ahead and we will arrange pick-up.

Regular Office Hours:

Monday 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday 12:30 PM – 7:00 PM
(9:30 am-12:30 pm by appointment)

Wednesday 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Thursday 12:30 PM – 7:00 PM
(9:30 am-12:30 pm by appointment)

Friday 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Get in Touch

4-1890 Ambrosi Rd. Kelowna, BC V1Y 4R9

Call Us: (250) 762-3536