Preschool and Out of School Care
South Arm Community Centre sponsors two licensed preschools.
Child's World Preschool is offered in the Community Hall within South Arm Park, at the foot of Garden City Road, south of Williams Road.
Preschool Parade is offered in a room in the South Arm Community Centre that opens up to a playground.
Both preschools offer a licensed program that provides a safe and friendly transition between home and school. Our preschools are designed to develop the whole child, with many opportunities for learning through play.
We offer a diverse setting where children of various cultures and backgrounds can share and learn about each other. Our curriculum is planned to incorporate a variety of subjects, themes, special holidays and multicultural events.
Teachers are qualified and experienced in Early Childhood Education with all staff having CPR and First Aid certificates.
Preschool registration must be done in person. When registering, please bring your child's:
- Birth Certificate
- Care Card
- Immunization Record
Fees payable by cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express or cheque are due at registration. An additional registration fee may be applied. Monthly post-dated payments for the remainder of the school year are acceptable.
The current Preschool term is September 2018 to June 2019 with a winter and spring break vacation. For all licensed preschools, children must turn appropriate age by December 31, 2018.
Public registration for the 2019-2020 School Year for children born in 2015 and 2016 will be held on Saturday, April 13 beginning at 9:00 am. Registration is in person.
Preschool - Child's World Licensed
|3-4 yrs||M/W/F||9:00am-11:30 am|
|4 yrs||M/W/F||9:00 am-1:00 pm|
|4 yrs||T/TH||9:00 am-1:00 pm|
|3 yrs||T/Th||9:00-11:30 am|
|4 yrs||M/W/F||9:00-11:30 am|
|3-4 yrs||M/W/F||12:15-2:45 pm|
Out of School Care
Quality licensed school age care is provided for children 5 to 12 years, Kindergarten to Grade 7. The Out of School Care (OSC) programs are staffed by energetic and creative instructors who support children in a fun and nurturing environment. All programs adhere to government regulations and work closely with Richmond Health Services and South Arm Programs
In-person registration is required for all Out of School Care programs. Registration is ongoing.
Public registration for the 2019-2020 School Year for children entering Kindergarten in September 2019 will be held on Saturday, April 13 beginning at 9:00 am. Registration is done in person at South Arm Community Centre.
Child Development Coordinator: Emmet Martyniuk
The Kindergarten to Grade 2 OSC program is located at the South Arm Hall. The Grade 3-7 OSC program is located at South Arm Community Centre. We provide care for students from William Bridge, Walter Lee, James Whiteside and Howard Debeck Elementary schools.
The program operates from September through June, Monday to Friday, 7:00-9:00 am and 2:00-6:00 pm and during most holidays. We also offer Summer Daycamps in July and August.