Program Overview

Our infant/toddler program is reflective of the unique needs of this age group. We focus on providing warm and responsive care to allow children to establish trusting relationships with educators and feel safe and comfortable in the child care environment. For infants under 18 month, we offer an individual meal and sleep schedule that is fully responsive to the child’s needs.

Play is the essence of the program and we provide a wide variety of developmentally appropriate materials and activities that allow for open-ended exploration, creativity, and opportunities to learn about concepts. We pay close attention to all aspects of the children’s well-being and provide environments that support the children’s motor skills, skill development, cognitive growth, language development and emerging social and emotional skills.

Our daily routine includes free-choice play time, small group experiences such as visual art explorations, and outdoor play. We have our own dedicated outdoor play space that we enjoy everyday rain or shine. Often, we also go for walks in the neighbourhood, for example to observe the ducks at our local pond. Routines such as meal time, nap time, toileting, and language and music activities also play an important part in our day. Our experienced educators value working with parents and welcome daily interactions with families.

Victoria Hill Infant and Toddler Program

  • Ages: Birth to Three
  • Educator to Child Ratio: 1:4
  • Number of licensed spaces: 12

Enrollment

To apply for enrollment for the infant and toddler program at Victoria Hill, please call 604-524-0522 or send an email to kidschildcare@shaw.ca to make arrangements for a tour.

Spaces for the infant and toddler program are limited and families may need to be put on a waitlist until there is a space available. Priority is given to families who currently have children enrolled at K.I.D.S. Other variables for the waitlist may be:

  • Date of waitlist application and tour
  • Availability of program of choice
  • Availability of hours and days required by your family

At time of enrollment, an orientation meeting will be planned to provide an opportunity for the family and a staff member to discuss the child care placement. During the meeting, we will review the Parent Handbook, answer any questions you might have, and discuss a gradual entry schedule. Our gradual entry schedule is flexible and will consider the needs of your child. As starting child care is an important event in your child’s life, we believe that a carefully planned gradual introduction to the program will assist you and your child to:

  • feel comfortable at the center
  • begin to build a trusting relationship with the staff
  • promote a positive beginning to your family’s child care experience
  • Full time spaces are offered for all programs
  • Part time spaces are dependent on availability
  • A $50.00 non-refundable registration fee is paid upon enrollment
  • Monthly fees are paid through post-dated cheques

Parents may be eligible for a financial subsidy from the Province of British Columbia Affordable Childcare Benefit Program (ACCB), to assist with childcare costs. Find out more about our fees here.

Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Please note that Covid-19 safety measures may affect hours of operation

Victoria Hill and Queensbourough programs are closed all statutory holidays, including Easter Monday and are closed between Christmas and New Year’s.

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K.I.D.S. Child Care

236 Ross Drive, New Westminster, BC, V3L 0B2
Phone: 604.524.0522
Fax: 604.524.6941
Email: kidschildcare@shaw.ca

Queensborough KIDS

920 Ewen, New Westminster, BC, V3M 5C8
Phone: 604.553.1772
Fax: 604.524.6941
Email: queensboroughkids@shaw.ca