Children and Youth

Lumby and Cherryville Preschool

Early Childhood Education programs foster healthy development and encourage a love of learning and teach children the skills necessary to be “successful students” when entering the education system.  The investment in children during their early years will have substantial positive effect on long-term health and development. Inequities in child development are preventable and accessible quality preschool programs are key in reducing vulnerabilities. Our goal will to be to have equal opportunity to access the preschool program.   As a licensed program, both locations will allow for families to apply for subsidies in order to have their children attend.  Assistance will also be provided to families in completing and submitting the necessary information to secure the subsidy available.  This will limit the barrier of limited income for families who wish to have their children participate and grow by attending the Lumby or Cherryville Preschool opportunity.

Unfortunately, the start of LUMBY Preschool is going to have to be postponed as we have yet to find the perfect someone to guide and support your children. Cherryville Preschool is a go!

Rest assured that we are working hard at finding replacements and will inform you once we have someone in place and are able to start.

Below and for your convenience, there are Paypal options to make your monthly payments. Please note, there is a small charge to use this easy and convenient option – Paypal fees. Please indicate in the notes option within Paypal for which month you are paying – thank you.

Lumby Preschool

4 yr old – Tuesday and Thursday


Lumby Preschool

3 yr old – Monday and Wednesday

Cherryville Preschool



Cherryville Preschool – Subsidy


  Cherryville Preschool – Monday only


  Cherryville Preschool – Thursday only


After School Programs

Kids Space:  A licensed program for children grades K-6, Kid’s Space is located at Lumby Christian Church. Hours are Monday-Friday, 2:30-5:30 pm, Pro D Days and Spring Break from 8:00-5:30 pm (Price will be different from regular days). Registration is required – download the form here

Funding support for Kids Space – United Way of BC, participant fees, donations

PLEASE NOTE that once you have registered and pre-paid for your child(ren)’s spot, this money in not refundable for absences for any reason including illness or change of plans.

We are now pleased to offer an online payment option for the After School Program through PayPal, Credit Card, and Visa Debit!

  1. Select from the drop down for the type of days or month that you want (i.e. Regular day, Student Led Conference, etc.) and click the number of children you are paying for.
  2. Add to cart (This will open a new tab). Select how many days you want for this option.
  3. Go back to our website tab.
  4. Select from the drop down any additional “types of days” (i.e. Student Led, Pro-D, etc.) and the number of children you are paying for.
  5. Add to cart (Will open up PayPal tab again). Select how many days you require for the second option.
  6. Once you have chosen all of your “days”, click “Checkout” and proceed to fill in billing info.
  7. Make sure to email registration forms (found on website above) and/or which days to

*A small fee is applied to online payments to cover PayPal costs

ASP Kinder
ASP Regular Day
Student Led Conference
Pro-D Full day
First/Last day of school
Before School care

To make a Misc Payment (i.e. if you are receiving subsidy) for the After School Program, please use the “Donate” button below.

  • The PayPal portion will indicate the payment as a donation, please continue the steps.
  • Once you have entered the amount you want to pay, you will also need to click on “I’d like to add to my donation to help offset the cost of processing fees”.
  • In the payment screen there is a “write a note” section, please ensure you include details on what and who the payment is for. Without this information we will not be able to credit the correct account.

Summer Day Camp

Summer Day Camp is a licensed,  non-profit program hosted by Whitevalley Community Resource Centre for children who have attended kindergarten to grade 6.

Summer Day Camp is run by a group of knowledgeable, experienced staff who place the safety and needs of their campers first, can be silly yet safe and relate to the children.

We provide a healthy snack, games, crafts, science experiments, themed activities, and so much more.

Below and for your convenience, there are Paypal options to make your monthly payments. Please note, there is a small charge to use this easy and convenient option – Paypal fees. Please indicate in the notes option within Paypal for which month you are paying – thank you.

Funding support provided for Summer Day Camp – Canada Summer Jobs, participant fees, donations

Lumby Summer Day Camp 2021

1 Child


Lumby Summer Day Camp 2021

2 Children



Lumby Summer Day Camp 2021

3 Children


Before Camp Care

Before School care

Cherryville Kids Zone

The Kids Zone after school program is a licenced non-profit program hosted by Whitevalley Community Resource Centre. The program is held at Cherryville Community Hall two days a week, from 2:10 – 4:30pm. NOTE: Children are walked from the school to the Hall.

Healthy snacks are provided, followed by games, crafts and physical ed, along with special activities for the holidays!

Kids Zone afterschool program offers a fun and safe atmosphere with quality care for children to come play, learn and spend time with their peers.

Our staff are knowledgeable and have experience working with school aged children and children really enjoy being here.

Registration form here

Kids Zone After School program is funded by The United Way Southern Interior, Province of BC & Community Gaming. Participant fees and donations.

Parent & Tot Programs

The Parent & Tot Program is a free, welcoming drop-in support group for parents/caregivers with their children ages 0-6. We have music, crafts, free play, field trips and guest speakers. Come and enjoy complimentary refreshments and a healthy snack. Meet new people and learn new things.

Children 0 to 6 years, COVID Protocols

The Lumby Good Times Together group is held Thursdays from 9:00 – 12:00 at the White Valley Community Hall. 

Cherryville Parent & Tot Group  is held every Wednesday from 9:30-12:30 at the Cherryville Hall. For more information, contact Kara at 250-547-8866.

Funding support provided for the Parent and Tot Groups by Public Health Agency of Canada and MCFD