Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I go to find help with my child care needs?

  • Contact Penticton & District Community Resource Society (250) 492-5814 if you do not find the answer to your question on the website.

 

How much does childcare cost?

  • Preschool:                            2 days = $110/month, 3 days = $150/month, 5 days = $250/month
  • 3-5 Age Childcare:              $700/month Penticton; $650/month in South Okanagan
  • Infant/Toddler:                     $900/month
  • Before School Care:            $125/month
  • After School Care:               $275/month Penticton; $250/month in South Okanagan

 

Can I get help paying for my child care?

  • For information about Child Care Subsidy, including eligibility criteria, access to Subsidy documents, including the Dynamic Fill and Print Subsidy Application, visit the Subsidy Website.

 

Can I become a childcare provider?

  • Visit the Penticton Child Care Resource & Referral (CCRR) or call 250-492-2926

 

What are my choices for childcare?

  • Preschool, Full Day Care, Before & After School Care

 

Who do I contact if I have a concern about the safety standards of a childcare facility?

  • Program Supervisor
  • PDCRS Clinical Director
  • PDCRS Executive Director
  • Licensing Direct

 

What if I have a child with special needs?

  • Our Supported Child Development  (SCD) Program supports children with special needs to fully participate in inclusive neighbourhood childcare programs.
  • SCD services reflect best practices in child development and are based on the philosophy of inclusion. This means that the activities of playing, learning and growing happen in a way in which all children feel they belong.
  • Please call 250-492-5814 for more information about supported child development services.

 

Do you have a waitlist?

  • Waitlists vary from program to program. Please contact the program supervisor for wait list times.

 

Do you provide morning care, and transportation to school?

  • Yes. Our After School Program in Penticton provides morning care and transportation to and from various schools.