Preschool and Out of School Care
West Richmond Preschool is a unique program for 3 to 5 year olds, 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.
Preschool Coordinator: Nicola Thompson
2021-2022 School Year
The school year is September to June, except on statutory holidays, public school breaks and two professional development days.
Online Registration for the 2021/2022 School Year opens Friday, April 9, 2021 at 10:00am. Register at www.richmond.ca/register.
A $40 non-refundable fee will be applied to each class in order to secure a space.
A Parent Package will be emailed shortly after online registration. Packages must be completed and returned within one week in order to complete the registration process.
|Program||Birth Year||Day/Time||Fees/Month||Course #|
|3 year old||2018||Tu/Th
|3 year old||2018||M/W/F
|3 and 4 year old||2017 and 2018||Tu/Th
|4 year old||2017||M/W/F
|4 year old
Out and About
|2 year old||2019||Tu/Th
Out of School Care (OSC)
Quality licensed school age care for five to 12 years old
Our inclusive Out of School 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.
Child Development Coordinator: Dustin Ng
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.
Registration Lottery for 2021-2022
Lottery Ballot Submissions: Mon, Mar 29-Fri, Apr 9, 2021
Lottery Draw: Tue, Apr 13, 2021
Digital ballot forms will be available starting Monday, March 29 and will be accepted by email until 11:59pm Friday, April 9.
Families of children who attain a space will be notified and given 24 hours to respond.
Any remaining ballots will be used to create a waitlist for the 2021-2022 school year.
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/.