Licensed Preschools

Walnut Grove Community Centre

W.C. Blair Recreation Centre

Willoughby Community Centre

Licensed Preschools BannerInspiring Learning Through Play

Confidence, creativity, and community all come together in our preschools where a play-based approach enhances the development of the whole child.

Your little one is welcome at Township licensed preschools where happy childhood memories are made, fun is always on the daily plan, and staff are passionate about stimulating each child to develop:

  • Socially…growing in understanding and cooperation with others
  • Emotionally…learning to feel good about themselves
  • Physically…improving motor skills
  • Intellectually…increasing curiosity and creativity

Preschool Dance

We believe…

  • that every child has a special style, personality, and potential which makes him/her a unique individual
  • in focusing on understanding and nurturing each child’s individuality and helping him/her to grow physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually
  • that children learn, gather valuable information, and develop important skills that support scholastic achievement through play

Parents' Corner

Licensed Preschool Parents' Guide
Curiosity Grove at Walnut Grove Community Centre 
Little Wise Guys at W.C. Blair Recreation Centre 
Wee Willow Bees at Willoughby Community Centre 

FAQs

Pretend Play
Children experiment with sharing and problem solving, acting out imaginary experiences, and trying to make sense of their world

Art
Scribbling, painting, playing with clay, and more help children learn how their mind and hands work together. These art experiences increase control of hand muscles which are a must for pre-writing. Learning about shapes, forms, and textures are all pre-math and science skills.

Books
Little ones are encouraged and inspired to develop for a lifelong love of reading through discovering and exploring the magic of books.

Music and Movement:
Providing children with wonderful physical outlets, soothing music, or songs can release tension, while singing can help little ones to develop language and self-expression.

Table Toys
The wonderful world of math is introduced through Lego, puzzles, matching cards, etc.

Block Play
Self-esteem increases as children successfully make decisions about block sizes and shapes, and they learn to share and cooperate with others.

Register in person at any site or give us a call. Online registration is not available for preschool.

Willoughby Community Centre
Wee Willow Bees
7888 - 200 Street
604.455.8821

W.C. Blair Recreation Centre
Little Wise Guys
22200 Fraser Highway
604.533.6170

Walnut Grove Community Centre
Curiosity Grove
8889 Walnut Grove Drive
604.882.0408

For classes starting in 2018:
Your child must be 3 years old by December 31, 2018 for the 3-year-old program,
Your child must be at least 4 years old by December 31, 2018 for the 4/5-year-old program.

It would be ideal if your child was toilet-trained, but it is not mandatory. Teachers can assist with bathroom duties, but do not change diapers. If your child is still in a diaper or pull-up, you will be asked to stay nearby in case of an accident. We take regular bathroom breaks and ask that all children come to preschool with a second set of clothing. For further information on our toilet process, please refer to the Parents' Handbook.

A non-refundable $50 administration fee is due at the time of registration. The cost for a full year varies depending on the total number of classes, please talk to us for details. Monthly payment options are available.

  • Payment Method Options:
  • Credit Amex, MasterCard, or Visa
  • Cheque
  • Debit
Payments are deducted on the 15th of each month, beginning August 15.

In your child’s backpack there should be...

  • a lunch kit with a healthy snack (no nuts or nut products permitted
  • a water bottle (no juice permitted)
  • a spare set of clothes (shirt, pants, socks, underwear)
  • appropriate weather-specific clothing, as we go outside every day (rain pants, sun hat, mittens, snow pants, etc.)
All clothing, belongings, and items must be clearly labelled with your child’s name.

A childcare subsidy or allowance is available through the Province of British Columbia to help low-income parents and guardians with the cost of full- or half-day childcare. Click here  for details.

More information:

Parks and Recreation Division
prinfo@tol.ca