Childcare

Childcare

Current Families

Prospective Families

 

Little Steps Daycare & Preschool

 

Victoria West Community Association offers Licensed Daycare and Preschool Programs to meet your family’s needs. The Little Steps program is child-directed and play-based. This emphasizes the value of unstructured learning that allows children to make choices, experiment, and use hands-on exploration with materials in the preschool and daycare environment. The toys and activities are developmentally appropriate to support your child’s emotional, physical, social and cognitive needs. It is our philosophy that children learn best when the information provided to them is easily relatable to their lives, so most of the programming revolves around topics that they can find within their community.

 

Our outdoor Nature Preschool, which runs 9:00AM to 12:00PM Monday to Friday, gives little ones a chance to learn and explore in beautiful Banfield Park. Children learn about native and edible plants, science, and wildlife. They also participate in growing food outdoors in our community gardens.

 

Little Steps strives to provide a safe, welcoming environment for children to learn about their world as well as how
to navigate in it. Emphasis on cooperation, using words to solve conflicts and build self-confidence is a large part of the program. We strive to allow children to make their own choices and explore in an environment that is physically safe, cognitively challenging and emotionally nurturing.

For ages 3-5, children must be toilet trained.

 

        Child Care Parent Handbook 2020               VWCA Preschool & Daycare Application Form

  VWCA Direct Deposit Form

 

 Our intake period for Fall 2020 is now closed, please contact our Front Office at (250)-590-8922 for more information on program availability and registering your child. We do not keep a waitlist.

For more information contact Preschool Manager Beth Hume, ECE: Phone: 250-590-8922 Email: childcarewaitlist@victoriawest.ca

 

Application Process 

1. Submit a completed application form to the front office of the Vic West Community Centre including all required documents (registration form, immunization records, two recent photos of your child, legal copy of custody restrictions (if applicable), government subsidy authorization (if applicable), direct debit form). Incomplete application forms will not be processed and you will be contacted to provide the missing information.
2. If there is space in our program, you will be asked to pay an admin deposit. This can be paid at https://www.cogran.io/index.html?victoriawest or at the front office of the community centre.
3. Once you have completed the registration forms and paid the admin deposit. A mandatory on-site tour will be scheduled to ensure our program is the right fit for you and your child.
4. Once the following steps are completed and should your application be successful, written confirmation of your acceptance will be mailed to the address provided. If you have not received written confirmation through the mail, you are not yet part of the program.
 

 

Daycare Fees (8:00 AM – 5:00PM) – September 2020 
  Monthly Rate (Daily Rate)    CCFRI Funding    Total Owing  
5 days/week    $1000 (45.45) $100 $900
4 days/week $835 (47.45) $80 $755
3 days/week $655 (49.62) $60 $595
2 days/week $455 (51.62) $40 $415

 

Nature Preschool Fees – September 2020 (9:00am-12:00pm)                                                        Monthly Rate          
5 days/week $370
4 days/week $315
3 days/week $255 
2 days/week $180

 

 

Out of School Care

 

The Victoria West Community Association offers a Licensed Out of School Care Program for those enrolled at Vic West Elementary.  Our program aims at a balanced combination of structured and unstructured program time. Activities are developmentally appropriate to support your child’s emotional, physical, social and cognitive needs. It is our philosophy that children learn best when the information provided to them is easily relatable to their lives, so most of the programming revolves around topics that they can find within their community.

 

The VWCA strives to provide a safe, welcoming environment for children to learn about their world as well as how to navigate in it. Emphasis on cooperation, using words to solve conflicts and build self-confidence is a large part of the program. We strive to allow children to make their own choices and explore in an environment that is physically safe, cognitively challenging and emotionally nurturing.

 

Important Information Registration commences in March for Fall intake. Children must be between the ages of 5 & 12 years old and enrolled at Vic West Elementary School. Priority is given first to internal families, then external families wanting both before and after school care, and then all other families.

 

Child Care Parent Handbook Sept 2020           VWCA Out of School Care Application Form

VWCA Direct Deposit Form

 

 

Our intake period for Fall 2020 is now closed, please contact our Front Office at (250)-590-8922 for more information on program availability and registering your child. We do not keep a waitlist.

 

For more information contact Out of School Care Manager, Asha Willis: Phone: 250-590-8922 Email: outofschoolcare@victoriawest.ca

 

Application Process 

1. Submit a completed application form to the front office of the Vic West Community Centre including all required documents (registration form, immunization records, two recent photos of your child, legal copy of custody restrictions (if applicable), government subsidy authorization (if applicable), direct debit form). Incomplete application forms will not be processed and you will be contacted to provide the missing information.
2. If there is space in our program, you will be asked to pay an admin deposit. This can be paid at https://www.cogran.io/index.html?victoriawest or at the front office of the community centre.
3. Once you have completed the registration forms and paid the admin deposit. A mandatory on-site tour will be scheduled to ensure our program is the right fit for you and your child.
4. Once the following steps are completed and should your application be successful, written confirmation of your acceptance will be mailed to the address provided. If you have not received written confirmation through the mail, you are not yet part of the program.
 

Out-of-School Care Fees – September 2020  Before & After School Care     Monthly Rate         
5 days/week $420
4 days/week $390
3 days/week $330
2 days/week $245

 

Out-of-School Care Fees –  September 2020 –  After School Care Only       Monthly Rate      
5 days/week $315
4 days/week $270
3 days/week $235
2 days/week $185

 

Out-of-School Care Fees –  September 2020 – Before School Care Only         Monthly Rate       
5 days/week $140
4 days/week $120
3 days/week $105

 

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