July 1, 2020 Announcement: Preschool closed this summer July & August and will open in September for regular classes.
Dear Kids Care Preschool Parents,
July 16, 2020 Update
These past few months have been quite challenging with all the changes in the world caused by COVID-19, and, the recent call by the ministry for a return to school plan. We have been working diligently to ensure safety measures are in place to maintain a safe learning environment for your child. We have put together quality program for our students while still supporting BC’s Safe Return to school policy.
Kids Care Next Steps
Kids Care Staff will be starting on September 1st, 2020 to set up the preschool.
Our parent meetings are scheduled for: September 10th and 11th of 2020 (for different classes)
The teachers will contact you for more information and arrangement as well as our safety plan . We are excited once again to re-unite with our wonderful students in September; and Erika, Maiya and Krissy are excited to connect and get to know our new parents and with all of you.
Thank you for your patience.
Kids Care Preschool program…
A play-based program that promotes children’s social skills and self-esteem while introducing academic activities according to the children’s abilities.
In a joyful atmosphere the program provides art & crafts, language arts, math, science, social studies, music and movement activities as well as outdoor play. Through structured and open-ended activities we promote the development of a positive learning attitude and effective social skills. We strive to enhance the children’s self-esteem throughout our daily activities.
The English Program runs Monday to Friday, September to June.
All sessions have 3 and 4 year olds mixed.
Children must be 3 years by Dec 31.
Maximum 20 children per class
3 Morning class:
Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00am – 11:30am
3 Afternoon class:
Mon/Wed/Fri 12:30pm – 3:00pm
2 Morning class:
Tues/Thurs 9:00am – 11:30am
Bilingual Program (English/Chinese)
The Bilingual program is a 2 year program which runs 5 days a week Monday to Friday, September to June.
In a well-prepared learning environment, the program will be taught in English and Chinese through structured and open-ended activities.
The program aims to prepare children for kindergarten while maintaining their traditional cultures and first language.
The program provides language arts, math, science, arts & crafts, social studies, outdoor play and music & movement activities.
Sessions: (subject to enrollment)
(3 & 4 year olds, max 10 children)
Monday to Friday: 8:45 to 11:15am
(4 & 5 year olds, max 10 children)
Monday to Friday: 12:15 to 2:45 pm
Bilingual Program (English/Chinese)
課程為期兩年, 每學年課程為期十個月,由九月份起至明年六月. 逢星期一至星期五, 每星期上課五天.
老師以英語授課為主, 而每天均有教授母語. 課程特色是融合活動教學及老師教授兩種形式.
讓小朋友從遊戲中學習之餘, 能吸取不同知識, 作為小朋友入讀幼稚園前的準備. 同時亦幫助他們保存中國人的傅統文化及母語.
上午班: (三至四歲, 每班十人)
下午班: (四至五歲, 每班十人)
(2) 預繳六月份學費作按金用途. 若要退學,最遲於三月一日前作一個月前通知,
以便退還 ½ 按金.
The one time Registration Fee of $50 is non-refundable.
A deposit of one month’s fee is also required to confirm enrollment. The deposit will be used for June’s fee. Should you wish to withdraw your child from the program, we require one month’s written notice, at which time we will refund ½ of the deposit. No refunds after March 1st.
Subsidies may be available through the Ministry of Children and Families.
Check this link to find out if you are eligible for subsidy.
Click here to apply online at the BC Government website for the Affordable Child Care Benefit.
If you need assistance in applying, you can visit our office (South Vancouver Family Place at 7710 Nanaimo St. location) or call us at 604 325 5213 to make an appointment.
Gradual Entry is a policy that helps children adjust to a new environment with a smaller group size and shorter class time. Attendance will increase from 1 hour of class to 2.5 hours over a two week period.