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.

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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