Little Sprout Preschool

Our Philosophy

West End Community Centre Association strives to provide high quality, accessible child care to children and families in the community. We are committed to providing a program that respects the specific needs of the child, and we honour each child’s right to grow and develop at his or her own rate. Our goal is to assist children as they interact with each other and the world around them so that they grow to become healthy, caring, and responsible persons. We value and celebrate diversity and promote the development of skills such as problem solving, tolerance and teamwork.

Program Description

At Little Sprout Preschool, we offer a wonderful and fun ‘Learning Through Play’ program for 3- to 5-year-old children. We provide many opportunities for your child to learn social skills through playing with other children and by developing an awareness of the community around them. Our enriched preschool program fosters growth in all areas of development: social, emotional, physical, and creative. The preschool room is set up daily with interesting art activities, puzzles, building toys, water or play-dough table, house area, block area, discovery table and much more!

Our program is based on structured and non-structured activity, which allows your child to make individual choices and experience group activities. As your child’s first school experience is an important one, we strive to make ‘learning’ fun!

Little Sprout Preschool is a licensed preschool. Our instructors are fully qualified Early Childhood Educators bringing many years of experience to our preschool program.

The program runs September to June, on the same schedule as the public school system. We are closed for all statutory and public school holidays, as well as professional development days.

Daily Schedule

9:15 am arrival hello + attendance circle
| outdoor time neighbourhood walks and/or activities in our outdoor space
| circle time + art of the day
| free play + arts and crafts explore all the classroom learning tables and sensory stations
| clean up
| group stories, music + movement fun!
| snack time
| special activity or project we learn and celebrate the various festivities throughout the year
| goodbye circle + getting ready to go
12:45 pm class is dismissed

We strive to keep our daily schedule consistent as we believe structure provides comfort and a sense of familiarity for young children, but we remain flexible and will adjust our routine according to the needs of the group.

Child Minding - West End Community Centre
Child Minding - West End Community Centre

2023 / 2024 School Year

Program Options & Monthly Fees

REGISTRATION FEE  
Non-Refundable $45
MONTHLY FEES  
Full-time : Monday to Friday $450
Part-time : Monday / Wednesday / Friday $279
Part-time : Tuesday / Thursday $195

We are pleased to take part in the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative (CCFRI) which helps families with their monthly fees. Some families are also eligible for Affordable Child Care Benefit (ACCB) from the BC Government, through Family & Social Supports.

Registration

Registration is open to children 3 years of age by the date they start attending the program. Priority registration is given to:

  1. Returning children enrolled in the previous school year
  2. Siblings of children enrolled in the current and/or the previous school year
  3. Children enrolled in Two’s Time program the previous school year
  4. Children on the waitlist

Waitlist

A continuous waiting list is maintained by The Child Care Coordinator for available openings for the beginning of each school year and any openings throughout the year. You will be contacted by email so please have your correct email on your account. 

Register online Activity # →458393

Connect with us

For more information, please contact christina.tucker@vancouver.ca