Kids Care Preschool
Kids Care provides two licensed preschool programs for 3 to 5 year olds. It is operated by South Vancouver Family Place, a non-profit organization which also offers services and programs at a number of other locations throughout South Vancouver.
The programs are based on knowledge of child development and growth and the emotional, social, intellectual and physical needs of these children. The programs are developed under the guidance of qualified Early Childhood Educators.
The preschool operates from September to the end of June and is closed during school winter and spring break as well as statutory holidays. There is a separate summer preschool program. Please see website in May for more details.
At Kids Care we believe…
Your work as parents is important and valid.
Children learn best through play, manipulation of materials, exploration, and experimentation in an environment which takes into account a child’s development.
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 registration fee of $25 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. Child Care Subsidy Aplication form can be downloaded here.
Application forms are also available in our office (South Vancouver Family Place at 7710 Nanaimo St. location) , please call 604 325 5213 if you need forms and assistance in filling the forms.
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.
Summer preschool program
is run by South Vancouver Family Place in July and August.
The Vancouver Life Skills Society (now South Vancouver Family Place Society) began operating as South Vancouver Family Place program in the Victoria-Fraserview area of Southeast Vancouver in 1977. Since 1991 this area has undergone rapid growth and continues to develop as a multicultural, multilingual community, with a large number of immigrant families.
In 1992, the City of Vancouver decided that it would construct a childcare unit in this neighbourhood. The sponsored unit was leased to the Vancouver Life Skills Society which was responsible for setting up and administering this childcare facility – Kids Care Centre now called “Kids Care Preschool”.
In November 1995, after a few years of planning and construction, Kids Care opened to serve the community with a preschool program and kindercare program. The kindercare program was terminated in 1998.
In 1999, due to the growing demand of Chinese immigrants, a Bilingual Program (Chinese & English) was set up to complement the existing English Program Kids Care Preschool.
The English Program is operated under the guidance of two qualified preschool teachers, both licensed as Early Childhood Educators and both holding first-aid certificates. They have many years of childcare experience.
The Bilingual Program (English/Chinese) is operated under the guidance of a qualified preschool teacher, licensed as an Early Childhood Educator and holding a first-aid certificate. She also trained in Hong Kong and has more than twenty years childcare experience. She speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and English.
- Two bright and clean classrooms with lots of windows
- Two child-size washrooms
- Fenced front yard with small garden
- Fenced playground with a climbing structure
- Full kitchen
- Adjacent to South Vancouver Family Place
- Brand New Natural Playground
We are located in the Victoria-Fraserview area of Southeast Vancouver.
Kids Care Preschool is situated between Bobolink Park and David Oppenheimer Elementary School.
Skytrain Station – 29th Avenue Station
Transfer #29 Elliott Bus, get off at Muirfield stop, walk 1 minute.
Address: 7715 Muirfield Drive Vancouver, BC V5S 2L5
Phone: Direct 604-325-2222
Main Office: 604 325 5213