Program Fees Victoria Hill

Victoria HillProgram Fees

Childcare Fees

  • 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 enrolment
  • 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. To find out if you qualify for the affordable childcare benefit and for additional information contact the Child Care Services Centre at 1-888-338-6622 or visit this website.

Monthly Child Care Fees for Victoria Hill as of Spring 2020

(all fees are subject to change)

In 2018, the Provincial Government introduced the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative which provided a reduction in fees for parents with children in infant and toddler care and in three to five year old care. The amount in the column marked BC government Fee Reduction Initiative is the amount parents will pay providing this initiative remains in place. Currently, the Government has not given any reduction in fees for parents with children in Out-of-School programs, so fees are as posted.

Child Care Fees 5 Days/wk 4 Days/wk 3 Days/wk 2 Days/wk 1 Days/wk
Infant/Toddler 1,096.00 933.00 715.00 497.00 280.00
* BC Gov. Fee Reduction Initiative 746.00 653.00 505.00 357.00 237.00
Preschool 812.00 693.00 552.00 403.00 252.00
* BC Gov. Fee Reduction Initiative 712.00 613.00 492.00 363.00 232.00
Kindergarten 403.00 345.00 319.00 184.00 114.00
Kindergarten Summer 748.00 639.00 486.00 337.00 191.00
Leaders | Sept-June 403.00 345.00 263.00 184.00 114.00
Leaders | July-August 748.00 639.00 486.00 337.00 191.00

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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


Philosophy

Our Philosophy

About Us

Kolumbia Inn Daycare Society operates licensed group care for children from birth to school age in New Westminster. K.I.D.S., a non-profit society, has been providing quality, inclusive child care since 1985.

Our Victoria Hill and Queensborough facilities are purpose-built childcare spaces and offer dedicated indoor and outdoor play environments for each program. K.I.D.S.’s committed staff team is comprised of qualified and experienced educators.

Our programs are inspired by the understanding that play is an indispensable part of supporting children’s development and early learning. For more detailed information please see our philosophy, history, staff team, programs and, FAQ’S.

At K.I.D.S., we believe that warm, caring, and respectful relationships with our Early Childhood Educators are vital for children’s overall well-being and allow children to feel a sense of belonging, acceptance, and security.

We believe in offering safe, stimulating, and joyful environments that allow children to try out things, follow their natural curiosity, have multiple opportunities to take risks, and celebrate their achievements. We understand that children are entitled to environments and opportunities that foster positive development and value inclusion and diversity. We recognize the importance of our natural environment and help children learn to love, appreciate, and respect nature.

At K.I.D.S. we believe that children learn best through play. We understand that play allows children to make connections between the things they encounter in their world such as people, nature, places, and materials, learn through interactions with their environment, explore different ideas, and be creative. In our programs, children have time and freedom to play in both indoor and outdoor environments daily.

In addition to valuing relationships, environments and play when planning and implementing our programming, we also consider all aspects of a child’s development and well-being. We offer opportunities for children to develop their emerging skills and knowledge and explore visual arts, music, language, literacy, math, and science concepts. We support children’s physical growth by providing activities that focus on motor development and by ensuring that children have their nutritional, sleep, and self-care needs met. We believe in the importance of supporting children’s social and emotional development and help children to begin recognizing and regulating their emotions and nurture their emerging interpersonal skills, such as negotiating, communicating, and problem solving. We build on the caring, respectful relationship between children and educators to help children learn about friendship, respect and care for others, co-operation and to foster children’s self-respect and positive self-esteem.

At K.I.D.S., we value our staff and respect their skill and commitment to their profession. We also believe in staff accountability and responsibility. Hence, we adhere to the Early Childhood Educators of BC Code of Ethics and ensure ongoing professional development for our staff team.

We believe in the importance of respectful, reciprocal, and trusting relationships and open communications between parents and educators in order to meet the needs of each individual child in our care.

We appreciate that our programs are enriched by the contribution of each member and welcome families to be involved in their child’s child care experience. We invite parents to be part of our society by being engaged in practical ways such as taking part in garden work parties or by joining our Board of Directors. As we believe in the importance of building a sense of community, we also celebrate our families with our annual Summer Pool Party and Winter Skate Party.

At K.I.D.S. we believe that all children have the right to learn, play, and belong in the most inclusive environment possible.

We value inclusion and diversity and honour all members of the Society.

We recognize and value individual needs. Children who require additional support will receive the supports and services they need prior to entry.

We work in close partnership with local community support services to meet the needs of all children.

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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


Queensborough Preschool Program

Queensborough
Preschool Program

Program Overview

Queensbourough K.I.D.S., located in the Queensbourough Community Centre, is currently offering a full day program for children aged 3 to 5 years that offers a wide variety of hands-on experiences that promote exploration, curiosity, and creativity.

Our experienced educators provide a nurturing environment where children have a safe and fun space to try out things, take risks, practice skills, problem solve, and socialize with peers. We focus on the development of the whole child and in addition to offering support for cognitive and physical growth; we foster children’s social and emotional development.

Our developmentally appropriate and stimulating experiences offer children opportunities to practice collaboration and communication skills, grow their self-confidence and positive self-esteem, and learn about respect and care for others and the environment.

Play is a foundational part of our preschool program. Children have ample time to play indoors and outdoors daily rain or shine. Free play time and scheduled group activities like visual art, music, science, and literacy explorations are combined with routines such as meals and rest time.

The Queensbourough K.I.D.S. program has access to outdoor play spaces and can use some of the facilities offered in the Queensbourough community centre such as the library.

Queensborough Preschool Program

  • Ages: Three to Five
  • Educator to Child Ratio: 1:8
  • Number of licensed spaces: 25

Enrollment

To apply for enrollment for the Queensborough preschool program, please call 604-524-0522 or send an email to kidschildcare@shaw.ca to make arrangements for a tour.

Spaces for the Queensborough preschool 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.

© KIDS CHILDCARE 2020 | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED | PRIVACY POLICY

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


Victoria Hill Out-of-School Program

Victoria HillOut-of-School Program

Program Overview

Out-of-School care is provided for children attending Herbert Spencer Elementary, Sir Richard McBride Elementary and École Qayqayt Elementary before and after school. Our school-aged educators walk with the children to and from the schools.

Full-day childcare is also provided to the students of the three schools on professional development days and school holidays, including the winter break, spring break, and summer break.

Our school aged program is play based and recreational with a variety of activities available based on the interest of the group. Our school break full day programs are theme based and offer many fun-filled daily activities and field trips around New Westminster and surrounding areas.

Victoria Hill Out-of-School Program

  • Ages: Six to Twelve
  • Educator to Child Ratio: 1:12
  • Number of licensed spaces: 25

Enrollment

To apply for enrollment for the Out-of-School 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 Out-of-School 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

  • 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 Before School Care at Victoria Hill is available from Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to school drop off. After School Care at Victoria Hill is available from Monday through Friday from school dismissal to 5:30 pm. More information about program hours can be found here.

School Age Care Full Day is available at Victoria Hill for Pro-D Days and School Breaks.

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.

© KIDS CHILDCARE 2020 | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED | PRIVACY POLICY

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


Victoria Hill Preschool Program

Victoria Hill
Preschool Program

Program Overview

Our 3 to 5 year old program is a full day program that offers children a wide variety of hands-on experiences that promote exploration, curiosity, and creativity.

Our experienced educators provide a nurturing environment where children have a safe and fun space to try out things, take risks, practice skills, problem solve, and socialize with peers. We focus on the development of the whole child and in addition to offering support for cognitive and physical growth; we foster children’s social and emotional development. Our developmentally appropriate and stimulating experiences offer children opportunities to practice collaboration and communication skills, grow their self-confidence and positive self-esteem, and learn about respect and care for others and the environment.

Play is a foundational part of our preschool program. Children have ample time to play indoors and outdoors daily rain or shine. Free play time and scheduled group activities like visual art, music, science, and literacy explorations are combined with routines such as meals and rest time.

Our preschool program has a large dedicated outdoor play area where we just completed a beautiful outdoor classroom. In the outdoor classroom area, children have access to unique open-ended materials that support creative and imaginative thinking and social play. The preschool outdoor space also has a garden where the children grow vegetables for snack time and families.

Victoria Hill Preschool Program

  • Ages: Three to Five
  • Educator to Child Ratio: 1:8
  • Number of licensed spaces: 25

Enrollment

To apply for enrollment for the preschool 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 preschool 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.

© KIDS CHILDCARE 2020 | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED | PRIVACY POLICY

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


Victoria Hill Infant/Toddler Program

Victoria HillInfant and Toddler Program

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.

© KIDS CHILDCARE 2020 | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED | PRIVACY POLICY

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


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Play is a foundational building block of our programs to support children’s well-being, learning, and creativity.

We see children as full of potential and provide enriching, inclusive environments that allow children to explore their world, experiment with ideas and materials, and grow their understanding.

Play is a foundational building block of our programs to support children’s well-being, learning, and creativity.

We see children as full of potential and provide enriching, inclusive environments that allow children to explore their world, experiment with ideas and materials, and grow their understanding.

Welcome to Kolumbia Inn Daycare Society (K.I.D.S.), a childcare and early learning community where we are committed to:

  • supporting growth and development through play-based learning
  • providing quality learning and care that is developmentally appropriate, inclusive, and joyful
  • respecting the diverse needs and abilities of all children
  • working together with families to meet the needs of each child.

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K.I.D.S. Programs Victoria Hill

At our Victoria Hill location in New Westminster we offer an Infant and Toddler Program, a Preschool Program and an Out-of-School Program.

All our programs provide enriching, inclusive, and developmentally appropriate environments and focus on children’s learning, interests, and skills.

Our qualified educators recognize that play is an integral part of early learning and support children’s growth and well-being by providing rich experiences and nurturing warm, responsive relationships.

K.I.D.S. Program Queensborough

Queensbourough K.I.D.S., located in the Queensbourough Community Centre, is currently offering a full day Preschool Program for children aged 3 to 5 years.

The preschool program offers a wide variety of hands-on experiences that promote exploration, curiosity, and creativity.

The Queensbourough K.I.D.S. program has access to outdoor play spaces and can use some of the facilities offered in the Queensbourough community centre such as the library.

© KIDS CHILDCARE 2020 | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED | PRIVACY POLICY

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