Our Programs

Our preschool programs run from September to June.  Registration opens to the public by the end of January.  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

 

We still have room in the Bears and Frogs class for 2019-2020.  Ladybug program is now full. If you are interested please email enrollment to be added to this program’s waitlist.

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.

 

Summer Camps

We have two weeks of summer camps available, July 8-12 and August 12-16, 2019. For ages 3-5 years old, they will have a strong focus on the outdoors with a few offsite adventures. 9-1 pm, $140.

*There is currently room in both camps*

Please contact enrollment for any inquiries.

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 2019:  Sunday, January 27 2019 10am-2pm

Open for Play

This program will give you and your child an opportunity to experience our preschool, get to know our teacher and connect with other families in our community. Play centres, painting, story time and more. Come join in the fun! Ages 22 months to 5 years old (pre-kindergarten). Parent or Caregiver participation required.  Fee: $57  Please contact enrollment for any inquiries.

Dates for 2019 

Date Time
February 19 – March 14 Tuesdays and Thursdays            12:45 pm – 2 pm

 

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 2019

Date Time
April 23 – May 16 Tuesdays and Thursdays           12:45 pm – 2 pm

Maximum class size is 10. If you pre-register for the 6 classes, you will have a guaranteed spot. You may drop in to any session but to reserve your spot, please contact enrollment, the night before, to confirm your spot for the following day. Please come by the preschool and pick up a registration form during preschool hours or email enrollment. Registration forms and payment are to be dropped off at the school during school hours or in the mail slot which is located on the shed adjacent to the front gate entrance. Please email or call 250-479-4213 with any questions.

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

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