Our Philosophy for Early Childhood Education
Our goal is to help every child be happy, secure, and develop fully to his/her true potential. To meet this goal we offer our families a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment dedicated to providing a warm and inviting atmosphere that allows children to develop at their own pace. Through play experiences and the guidance of staff, your child will be exposed to situations that will stimulate curiosity, initiative and independence. All of this combined is to ensure our preschoolers are prepared when they reach educational kindergarten. Preschool and child care programs are based on children’s interests and learning needs, and include the use of individual, small and large group activities, indoor and outdoor play, learning centers, outings and field trips. Activities will be varied frequently and designed to accommodate individual children’s unique abilities.
We run two full day, play based preschool programs for ages 2.5 yrs - 5 yrs simultaneously. Both programs are inclusive, multi-age rooms that each implement our philosophy in their own way and help aid in development of each child individually.
Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday, 7:30am- 5:30pm
Oaklands Neighbourhood House is closed the following dates:
|New Year's Day||January|
|Cleaning||week prior to Labour Day & day after labour Day|
|Christmas Eve||December 24th|
|Christmas Day||December 25th|
|Holidays||week between Christmas and New Year's Day after New Years Day|
We offer full-time and part-time spaces based on availability
|Days per week||Monthly fee|
*Fees must be paid on the first of every month
As we are starting to move away from credit card payments we will be offering families a discount for other forms of payment starting in September (see bracket price) . If you are paying by Direct debit or post-dated cheques the amount reflected in brackets is your new amount.
*These items must be followed in order to enroll your child:
A $50.00 one-time non-refundable registration fee
A $100.00 deposit for fees (will be applied to the last month of care for the year or June if the child is continuing through the summer)
A $25.00 annual resource fee
All paperwork must be signed and submitted to the centre. If your child’s care is going to be funded by Child Care Subsidy, all paperwork must be complete and a valid authorization number must be on file.
For more details and registration information contact Stacey Robertson at 250-370-9103 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Child Care Subsidy - http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/childcare/forms.htm
Victoria Child Care Resource and Referral - http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/childcare/forms.htm
BC Public Health – Sneezes and Diseases - http://www.vch.ca/media/SneezesDiseases.pdf