UBC is the largest provider of on-campus child care in North America. The supply of child care spaces at UBC has progressively increased over the last 40 years. The university continues to face growing demand for child care from university faculty, students, staff and residents, especially as the number of permanent residents on campus grows. The new Wesbrook Child Care Centre is being constructed as an addition to the Wesbrook Community Centre. The facility accommodates 49 child care space for infants, toddler, and preschool age children. The new centre will be managed by the UNA and operated by the YMCA. Occupancy is targeted for summer 2020.
The Vista Point YMCA Child Care Centre has been made possible through a partnership between the YMCA, the UNA, and UBC. This centre has been built with the expressed purpose of addressing child care needs for UBC’s growing residential community, with priority for families who do not work or study at UBC. It is intended to complement the services provided by UBC Child Care Services, who give priority to families who work or study at UBC.
Vista Point Child Care offers 25 spaces for children ages 30 months to 5 years. Located at 5828 Thunderbird Blvd, this brand new facility is be operated by the YMCA of Greater Vancouver and is an exciting addition to UBC child care options. Hours of operations will be 7:30am to 6:00pm and full and part time care options will be available.
YMCA Kids' Club: Before and After School Child Care
The YMCA of Greater Vancouver, in collaboration with UBC and the UNA, has partnered up to bring Kid's Club to the neighborhood. The Y’s licensed before and after school care program is now open at the Wesbrook Community Center. Registration priority will first be given to residents with no affiliation to UBC, followed by UNA staff & residents with affiliation to UBC, and then to the off-campus community.