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We are pleased to announce a new YMCA Child Care centre will open in the UBC area in early June 2016, Vista Point YMCA Child Care. The program will offer first priority of spaces to residents of the University Neighbourhoods and will offer 25 spaces for children ages 30 months to 5 years.

The Vista Point YMCA Child Care Centre has been made possible through a partnership between the YMCA, the University Neighbourhoods Association 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 compliment the services provided by UBC Child Care Services, who give priority to families who work or study at UBC.

Located at 5828 Thunderbird Blvd, this brand new facility will be operated by the YMCA of Greater Vancouver and will be 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.

For the initial intake/enrollment, a lottery process will take place to ensure that the process is fair and transparent and that there is equal access to the child care spaces. Priority for child care spaces is as follows:

  1. University residents who DO NOT work or study at UBC
  2. University residents who DO work or study at UBC
  3. People who work or study at UBC
  4. General public

Parents are invited to submit an Application for Care to express their interest. Applications for the lottery process will be accepted until end of the day Monday April 18.

During this time, applications received will be pooled. After April 18, applications will be drawn randomly and placed on the waitlist in the order they are drawn. The lottery draw will take place by Friday, April 22. After this date, families will be contacted by YMCA staff to register.  Opportunities to visit the centre and meet with staff will take place in early to mid May.

To apply for care in the lottery, please click here.

Applications received after the lottery application process will be placed on the waitlist by date order received.

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