Children ages 0 to 12 are at low risk of catching and spreading Covid-19. Day cares throughout the Lower Mainland remained opened the entire time of the shutdown to assist front line worker families, without outbreaks occurring. Child care centres in Vancouver must have a minimum of 3.7 square meters of space per child, almost double the required social distancing space of adults. Standard daily cleaning protocols for child care centres are the same level as pandemic protocols.
With over double the required square footage, a small class size, and private playground, we have safety advantages that many centres may not. Although we have always been big fans of hand washing and cleaning, we still are going the extra mile to maintain safety for children, families and our teachers. We ask families to keep their bubbles small and keep us informed of any health issues immediately. Protocols and updates are sent to every registered family. Parents and prospective parents may visit the preschool after classes are finished for the day by appointment only. Masks and hand sanitizer are available at the front door for parent visits.
More information about child care and Covid-19 from BC’s Centre for Disease Control can be found at the link below.
Registration for returning families occurs in January for the school year starting in September. Registration for new families opens in late January. New families may leave a completed registration package at the school before registration dates. Early registrations will be assigned a space as they become available. Even after enrolment is full, families move and openings become available. If you would like more information, a direct email link is located on our contact page, or you may call the preschool at the phone number listed below. We hold an Open House once a year in early February. If you miss the Open House, families are welcome to make an appointment to visit on another day. Appointments are on Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons, from 3:15pm to 4pm, when staff are available. We do not make appointments for September, December or January.
Morning classes run from 8:45am to 11:30am, with choices of five mornings a week, or intro preschool of two (Tues & Thurs) or three (Mon-Wed-Fri) mornings per week.
Our Junior Kindergarten (K-Prep) class runs from 12:30pm to 3pm. The afternoon class is only open to children who will be entering Kindergarten the following September.