A Unique Program
Our unique, nature-rich location in Kitsilano features large play spaces both inside and out, engaging learning materials, and experienced staff. Kitsilano Area Child Care Society offers a rich, play-based curriculum. Staff members implement learning opportunities throughout the day in which children are encouraged to take part, including art, music, science, yoga, and sensory exploration.
In addition, whenever possible, supplementary programs with qualified teachers may be offered (i.e. French, Drama Bugs, Sportball, etc.). Each child’s temperament, learning style and cultural background is taken into consideration when program planning. All of the above programs are inclusive, accessible, and open to anyone who takes an interest.
In addition to the regular curriculum, Kitsilano Area Child Care Society offers a kindergarten readiness program for the children who will be going on to kindergarten the following year. On Monday and Tuesday afternoons, Josie teaches her Prekinder program. The children are separated into small classes and develop skills such as letter and number recognition, phonics, math, critical thinking skills, etc. as well as expected classroom behaviours.
A Day in the Life
8:00 - 10:00 am
Play-based learning opportunities include art, music, science, and yoga.
Snack from Home & Tidy Up
10:00 - 11:15 am
Outside – rain or shine! The undercover area may be used in very wet weather.
Pee, Flush, Wash
11:15am - 12:10 pm
Group time - stories, songs, discussions etc.
12:10 - 12:50 pm
Daycare provided lunch
Pee, Flush, Wash
1:00 - 1:30 pm
Books on beds and story tapes.
1:30 - 2:00 pm
Quiet time while sleepers get to sleep.
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Quiet play, puzzles, and art.
3:00 - 3:30pm
Afternoon snack from daycare
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Teacher-led group programs including art and sensory play.
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Outside free play. Rain or shine!
5:00 - 5:30 pm
Story time and preparation for home.
Food and Nutrition
Kitsilano Area Child Care Society provides hot lunch and an afternoon snack daily. Children are to bring their own morning snack. We can accommodate any dietary restrictions, lifestyle choices, and allergies.
Hours of Operation
We are open Monday through Friday 7:45 am to 5:30 pm.
New Year's Day
New Year's Eve
We are closed from Christmas Day through to New Years Day.