Drop-in Childcare

Childhood Connections Drop-In Childcare provides flexible hourly childcare for children between the ages of 18-months to entry into Grade 1 (5 to 6 year-olds).

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How it Works

Drop-in Childcare gives families a flexible option with a maximum of 8 hours per day and 40 hours per month.

Trusted Care

We are a fully licensed and insured childcare program operated by the non-profit society, Childhood Connections.

Convenient Hours

Families have flexible options to book childcare when they need it, from 1–8 hours per day and up to 40 hours per month.

About Us

Childhood Connections Drop-in Childcare is a program of the Childhood Connections Okanagan Family & Childcare Society. Our mission is to support children and the people who care for them.

We help support children by caring for educators, parents, caregivers and families. We want every child in the Central Okanagan to get a healthy start in life, physically, mentally, and socially.

Kelowna flexible drop-in daycare program from Childhood Connections

Come Visit Us

We know that choosing the right childcare provider is a big decision. It's important to us that you and your child are comfortable and that we can get to know each other. Please complete our online application form. Once you have applied, you will receive an automatic email inviting you to sign up for a Family Orientation session, where we will tour you through the centre and answer your questions about the Program!

Our Children. Our Community

Research shows that 90% of brain development happens in the first six years of a child’s life. The preschool years are the most active period of brain development. Early experiences impact the development of; speech and language, fine and gross motor skills, and cognitive, social and emotional wellbeing.

We are dedicated to caring for your child; they are the heart and future of our community.

Our Philosophy

Research shows that children learn best through play. Creating, exploring, discovering, pretending, making choices and having fun are how children make sense of the world around them and their place within it. That’s why Childhood Connections Drop-in Childcare offers a play-based program, influenced by the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education.

Loose Parts

Many of the items in our classroom can be mixed, moved, taken apart and put back together in many ways.

Messy Play

Children’s learning can be a messy experience as they create, discover and explore. We encourage this kind of playful discovery.

Active Play

We provide frequent opportunities for planned and spontaneous active play that raises the heart rate and supports healthy growth.

Childhood Connections is a not-for-profit that supports children and the people who care for them. We want every child in the Central Okanagan to get a healthy start in life, physically, mentally, and socially.

We connect families with the people and resources they need to help children thrive, including childcare providers, community partners, agencies, high-quality programming, services and support. We connect childcare providers with training and educational opportunities that help them improve childhood development outcomes.