About Us

History
Kolumbia Inn Daycare Society is a registered Society and has charitable status. It was established in 1985 by a dedicated group of Royal Columbian Hospital employees seeking quality care for their children.

The first home was a series of portables adjacent to the 1950’s building on the RCH grounds. It housed sixteen three to five year olds and eight infant and toddlers. Before long development came to RCH with the tower being constructed out our front door, relocation was necessary. A strong and dedicated Board of Directors began the task of securing the necessary funding for the relocation.

history2A purpose built module building was constructed, giving the society the opportunity to expand its operations. In September of 1995, KIDS opened in a piece of property behind RCH (the Pioneer Parking Lot) and was licensed for 24 preschool age children, 12 infants and toddlers and 12 Out of School (deemed forevermore as the “Leaders”).

We entered into a new and exciting partnership with BC Housing, Fraser Health and The Good Samaritan Society. A building was being constructed in Victoria Hill (once the Woodlands site) that would house a variety of Fraser Health clinics, an assisted living organization and KIDS.

In 2005, our portables were moved to Victoria Hill while we awaited the completion of our new home.

In 2008 we moved into our brand new center that was licensed for 25 three to five year olds, 12 birth to three year olds and 25 school age children.

We celebrated our 25 years as a society in 2010 and commissioned a local artist to create a mural in the toddler playground. Mosaic tiles made by the seniors from Good Sam, KIDS staff and families were intermixed with the beautiful painting to celebrate our surroundings, connections and partnerships.

In 2013, KIDS was awarded the “contract” to operate the first city sponsored child care in the newly renovated Queensborough Community Centre. In January 2014 Queensborough KIDS was opened and was licensed for 25 children ages three to five years of age.

We Believe

  • The child care programs are enriched by the contribution of each member, and look forward to sharing the growing years together. Play is the essence of the programs, through play children learn to take risks and challenges, while interacting with their environment in a safe way. Children’s natural curiosity is encouraged, as is the awareness of a healthy self and a respect for all people and things.
  • That children are entitled to environments and opportunities that foster positive development that value inclusion, diversity and honor all members of the society.
  • Families are entitled to be involved in a meaningful way in their child care placement and the confidence that their child will experience quality child care while involved at K.I.D.S
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