Preschool and Out of School Care
West Richmond Preschool is a unique program for 3 to 5 year old children, which involves cooperative efforts between parents and staff as part of the preschool team.
Our program is a Reggio inspired, play based program that provides children the opportunity to develop their skills in all areas. We believe children learn through interacting with others and experimenting with different mediums. Our environment allows children to explore the world around them in a safe and predictable setting. Children are encouraged to be independent, make choices and tap into their own style of learning. As children all learn differently, we strive to work with each child as an individual while guiding them to work responsibly in a group setting.
We recognize the diversity and uniqueness of each child and their family. We honour each child as a unique, competent and capable individual and we are committed to offering an environment they can explore, in collaborative ways, at their own speed.
Each classroom is a flexible and creative space, one that is free from the tight constraints of routine and over bearing structure; we strive to listen, observe and respond to children’s individual rhythms within our collective space. We value time, the journeys of learning and the pleasures of being together.
The preschool term is September through June with a winter and spring break.
2019-2020 School Year
The school is open from September to June, except on statutory holidays, public school breaks and two professional development days. There are two teachers and one adult helper with each class of 20 students.
Registration is ongoing for the 2019-2020 school year.
For more information, call Nicola Thompson, Preschool Coordinator, at 604-238-8404.
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Out and About
Out of School Care
Quality licensed school age care for children 5-12 years old. Our inclusive Out of School (OSC) Care programs are staffed with energetic and creative instructors that support children in a fun and nurturing environment. All programs adhere to government regulations and staff work closely with Richmond Health Services.
In-person registration is required for all Out of School Care programs.
Child Development Coordinator: Dustin Ng
West Richmond's OSC provides care for students from Gilmore, Dixon and Quilchena schools.
The program includes breakfast, an afternoon snack, coverage on professional and early dismissal days and during winter and spring break and transportation to and from school.
Junior OSC (Kindergarten-Grade 2) is located at West Richmond Community Centre and offers age appropriate activities that emphasize the transition to the older Gilmore Program Senior OSC (Grades 3-7) located at Gilmore Elementary School.
West Richmond Community Association OSC and preschool staff have developed a website to provide information and updates to OSC and preschool families as well as promote communication at www.westrichmondchildcare.org/.