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 2017 – June 2018 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 17

 
Note: The Ladybugs program is now full for 2017-2018. If you are still interested please email enrollment to be added to this program’s waitlist.
 

Fees

The following fees apply to the 2017/2018 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 $135 $225 $310
Ladybugs 4 yr $200 $315 $400
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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 $100 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.
 

Outdoor Adventures

This two hour preschool program will be completely outdoors, rain or shine. The children will have the opportunity to play in the preschool yard, the beloved “forest” next door, participate in our school community garden, explore the “frog pond”, and walk to and play in neighbouring parks and green spaces. This program will have a flexible daily program that responds to the needs and interests of the children, in outdoor environments that facilitate the development of curiosity, reasoning and problem solving individually and as a group.
 
Offerings for 2017 (This program has been CANCELLED)

First Class Last Class Times Fees
Apr 4 May 25 Tue and Thu 12:45 – 2:45pm $275

* Maximum class size is 12. The $275 fee includes all 15 classes, there is no class on Apr 20th. This preschool program will be available to children 3½-5 years of age. Due to the nature of the program children must have turned 3 by September 2016, be reliable in an unsecured environment and fully toilet trained. For more information visit the Outdoor Adventures post or email enrollment.
 

Open for Play

We periodically open our schoolhouse doors to the public so the community can come and see what we have going on at the school. Bring your preschooler aged 20 months – 5 years along with any school aged siblings and have some fun.
 
Open House Dates for 2017

Date Time
Sunday, February 5 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
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 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 and our great teacher. It will also help to make a smooth transition to preschool in the fall and offers a chance to play, chat and network with other families with preschool aged children. ​

Offerings for 2017

First Class Last Class Times Fees
May 23 June 8 Tues & Thur-12:45 to 2:00 pm $30 (6 sessions)

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 to receive a registration form via email. 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.*