Our Programs

Our preschool programs run from September to June.  Registration opens to the public in February.  In the springtime we offer preschool preparation and orientation programs. Contact us to be placed on our priority call list when registration opens.

September 2019 – June 2020 Programs

Classes

Program Days Hours Max Class Size
Bears 3 yr Tue-Thur 9:00am – 12:00pm 15
Ladybugs 4 yr Mon-Wed-Fri 9:00am – 1:00pm 16
Frogs 3-4 yr Tue-Thur 1:00pm – 3:30pm 15

 

Fees

The following fees apply to the 2019/2020 preschool year (fees are reviewed annually in May). Fees apply to each month regardless of months that contain school closures for holidays, etc. Government subsidy may be available to families who need financial assistance.

Program Full Participation Partial Participation Cooperative Opt-out
Bears 3 yr $149.50 $239.50 $320
Ladybugs 4 yr $226.25 $341.25 $420
Frogs 3-4 yr $130 $200 $290
Registration Fee:

Non refundable fee of $110 is due upon enrollment.

Fundraising Fee (Full and Partial Participation Only):

Each family provides two cheques in the amount of $150 each (dated for the fall and spring of the school year). Fundraising cheques will be returned to families that choose to fully participate in the school’s fundraising activities or will be cashed in lieu of participation. Families will be given the choice to opt out of fundraising at the time of registration.

We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia

Full Participation

If you register with the full participation option, your family is committed to the items listed in the Family Commitment Section on the About page.

Partial Participation

If you register with the partial participation option, your family is still a full member of our preschool but you do not have to participate in the duty day component of our family commitment. Partial participation spaces are limited in each class.
You will not be required to:

  • Participate in the duty day component
  • Help with seasonal school cleaning
  • Attend the monthly General Meeting. You are a full member with a vote on all items brought to membership which are discussed every second Tuesday of each month during the general meetings. Parent education runs from 6:45-8:00 p.m. and business portion of the meeting runs 8:00-9:00 p.m. You are always invited and encourage to attend the monthly meetings but it is not required.

You will be required to:

  • Participate in yearly fundraising activities (or pay the fundraising fee option)
  • Perform a school job
Cooperative Opt-out

If you wish to attend the preschool without the cooperative option then your family is not required to participate in any of the cooperative duties at the school. No job, no fundraising, no duty days and no monthly meetings. You are always invited to attend either portion of the monthly meetings but it is not required. Cooperative Opt-out spaces are limited in each class.

 

Affordable Child Care Benefit:

Strawberry Vale Coop Preschool accepts this subsidy.  Please check the Affordable Child Care Benefit website to see if you may qualify.

 

Open House

We periodically open our schoolhouse doors to the public so the community can come and see what we have going on at the school. Drop in and say hello!

Open House 2020:  Sunday, February 9, 2020 10am-1pm

 

Spring Playtime

Spring Playtime is a preschool preparation and orientation program for caregivers and tots aged 2 years – 5 years. It will give your family a chance to come and see the school and learn how we operate. Playtime is planned and delivered by Teacher Gail so it is a great opportunity to familiarize yourself and your preschooler with the preschool. It will help to make a smooth transition to preschool in the fall and offers a chance to play, chat and network with other families. ​Fee: $57

Dates for 2020

Date Time
April 1 – May 6        Wednesdays                           12:45 pm – 2 pm

Maximum class size is 10.  You may pre-register for the 6 classes,  or you may drop in to any session. To reserve your drop-in spot, or request registration forms, please contact enrollment.

* Parent participation required. Please bring indoor footwear for you and your child.

 

Summer Camps 2020

July 6-10 and August 10-14,  2020.

9am – 1pm

Eligible for preschoolers (3 to 5 years old)

$140

 

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