Welcome to Shuswap Day Care!

We are a non-profit centre offering quality child care.

subtitle_bar Shuswap Day Care Society, is a non-profit organization offering quality daycare to children and families from Salmon Arm and surrounding areas since September 1969. The society has successfully grown over the years and now owns and operates two childcare facilities. The society has several programs offering full-time and part-time care depending on the age of your child and your requirements.

  • Infant & Toddler Program: 6 months to 3 years
  • 3 to 5 Year Old Program
  • Pre-School Program: 3 Years to 5 years
  • Out of School Program: Full-Day Kindergarten to 12 years

We provide the highest quality Early Childhood Education within a warm and nurturing environment. We are proud of our dedicated staff and the many years of service the society has contributed to the community of Salmon Arm.


We currently have wait lists for entry into all of our daycare programs, the length of time your child may be on a waitlist depends on the program and schedule required. Please email management @ shuswapdaycare@telus.net  to inquire about your specific needs. We recommend ALL parents call the local Child Care Resource and Referral @ 250-832-4191 for a list and contact information for other licensed childcare providers.

Infant & Toddler Program – Our infant and toddler program is licensed to accommodate 12 children per day. Many children in the program start at 12 months of age and will remain in the program until the age of 3. Our waitlist only has movement when a child ages out of program or withdraws. This program is currently running at full capacity until the end of 2024. 

3-5 Year Old Program – We are currently running at full capacity with a lengthy waitlist. All in house toddlers schedules are accommodated prior to waitlist moving. There seems to be a pattern that the waitlist in this program tends to move in the fall as we have children age out for school. 

Out of  School Program – We are no longer accepting enrollment requests for the Out of School Program as we are running full and see very little turnover as our in house families move into that program. If a child on the waitlist becomes school age and has not started at our centre they will be removed from the waitlist.

Pre-School Program – Preschool classes run September to June, following the calendar schedule as school district #83. Registration opens January 1st each year, $25.00 non-refundable registration fee is due at time of registering and to secure your child’s spot in this program. All registration enquiries MUST be sent via Email to shuswapdaycare@telus.net with your child’s name, DOB, class preference Mon & Wed or Tue & Thur, parent contact info email/phone number. Management will send email to confirm there is room in requested class, at that time the $25.00 is due. September 2022 classes are now full.

As of September 1st 2022 Pre-School fees are $115.00 per month. 


We are currently seeking a permanent fulltime ECE to join our team.  Start date ASAP. We offer competitive wages and benefits. Interested applicants to send cover letter and resume to email: shuswapdaycare@telus.net Attention Management. 


Our society is also a registered charity and issue tax receipts for all cash donations over $25.00. If you are wanting to make a donation to our society please call Karen or Heather @ 250-832-6192. On-going fundraising is essential in helping us keep our fees affordable for our families and to successfully operate as a non-profit society. All parents are expected to support and contribute to our various fundraisers throughout the year.


The society is always seeking individuals / businesses to become a hot lunch / program sponsor. Donations received assist the society in offering a nutritious monthly hot lunch to all registered children and allows us to add enhancements to our programs. Thank you to the following local businesses for generously sponsoring our society’s programs this year MDAR Excavating Services LTD., Dinoflex, Browne Johnson Land Surveyors. A minimum donation of $100.00 sponsors one month hot lunch. 


February – Mom’s Pantry

April/May – Spring Raffle

May/June – Annual Pub Night (Event occurrence will depend on the current provincial health orders and guidelines for                                                    Covid-19 at time of scheduled event) 

October / November – Shuswap Pie Company

November / December – Purdy’s Chocolates   

Year round bottle drive – Refundable containers can be dropped off at the main centre at any time. Please leave items                                             by large blue wooden recycle bin by front door entrance.


Shuswap Day Care Society is thankful to our ongoing financial supporters.

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