Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Child Care


Early Learning : Licensed Preschool

Why is Preschool important?

Did you know that 30% of children in BC enter kindergarten unprepared? This vulnerability affects them all through their early school years.

It is a fact among childhood experts that children are much better prepared for Kindergarten - and later life - if they attend a high quality Preschool program. "Preschool" is essentially an early-childhood educational class for 3- and 4-year-olds. There, they are exposed to a variety of enriching experiences including socialization and education about numbers, letters and shapes. The group environment allows children to build valuable skills that will transfer to all aspects of their lives, such as sharing, confidence, creativity and problem solving. Methods of exploration, experimentation and conversation help fuel these acts of learning.

Not all children require a full day of care but will still benefit from participating in an early childhood developmental program. Preschool is the perfect solution - take advantage of our 2.5 hour sessions two or three times a week! If you want to learn more about the Playing to Learn program, click here.

We operate alongside the school district calendar and pre-school is closed statutory holidays and Non- Instructional days

Yearly enhancement fee of $25.00 + HST


Tiny Y Preschool (3-5 years)

Day Fee Times Location
Mon, Wed, Fri $165.00 /month 9:00am - 11:30am or 12:15pm - 2:45pm YMCA Learning Centre
(2020 Massey Drive)
Tues and Thurs   $130.00 /month   9:00am - 11:30am   YMCA Learning Centre
(2020 Massey Drive)

View Tiny Y information packages and registration forms here.


We are so excited to announce opening dates for our new Lac Des Bois Family Development Centre!

Our School Age and Preschool room is currently under the final phase of construction and we will be opening January 3rd, 2017. We are currently taking registration for these programs.

Our Infant and Toddler Program and our 3-5 Group Care Program will be opening January 3rd, 2017.
Registration will be open to the public on a first come, first serve basis starting November 7th, 2016at 7:30am at the YMCA (2020 Massey Drive) for January starts only.

Registrations must be complete with a photo of child, pre authorized payment and a $100.00 deposit to hold a space for your child(ren).
Registrations will only be accepted in person at 2020 Massey Drive. Email and fax will not be opened or considered.

We are not accepting registration for start dates later than January 3rd. For families looking for care for a later time, you will stay on the wait list and be contacted at a later date as spaces become available.

We are excited for this growth to support our community and look forward to becoming your children’s home away from home.


Neighbourhood Scholars - Preschool

Day Fee Times Location
Mon, Wed, Fri $165.00 /month 9:30am - 12:00pm Highland Family Development Centre
(155 McDermid drive)
Tues and Thurs $130.00 /month 9:30am - 12:00pm Highland Family Development Centre
(155 McDermid drive)
Mon to Fri $255.00 /month 9:30am - 12:00pm Highland Family Development Centre
(155 McDermid drive)

Transportation provided in North Ospika area.

Find out more about Neighbourhood Scholars - Preschool program.


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