Early Years Age 0 to 5
Plan ahead! Register for the 2013-2014 year-long preschool.
Registration started Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 8:30am.
See the current listing for all year long Preschool Programs for the 2013-2014 (PDF. New window.) school year.
Types of preschool programs in Surrey
Choose a Surrey preschool program that gives your child, newborn to age 5, an opportunity to explore the world around them.
- Licensed Preschool Programs are year-long preschool programs - morning or afternoon classes are available.
- Preschool Registered Programs are shorter programs, running seasonally, for around 1 to 2 hours in the morning or afternoon.
- Parent Participation Programs invite parents to participate with their children for social recreation activities.
- Preschool Camps are programs that run during the summer, spring break and winter break times.
Use the activities and recreation search for all of the currrent and upcoming preschool programs across Surrey, and in your community.
Financial Assistance is available through Child Care Subsidies (Website. New window.) for licensed programs. The Leisure Access Program gives financial help to families who meet the Family Net Income limitations for registered recreation programs.
Licensed Preschool Programs
We offer Licenced-Preschool Social Recreation and Pre-Kindergarten Programs on a year-long basis from September to June.
Preschool is also offered on a seasonal basis and throughout the summer months. Preschool programs include a wide variety of learning opportunities, open-ended activities, free play and exploration.
Education style of Surrey's preschool programs
Preschool programs in Surrey focus on the 5 areas of healthy child development
Our preschool programs are based on a responsive curriculum, supported by the British Columbia Early Learning Framework (Website. New window.).
With responsive curriculum, the educator develops your child's program as they listen and observe your child in play. In this education style, your child becomes part of an engaged, reflective program that's based on their interests.
Responsive curriculum also builds independence and self-confidence and encourages creativity, promote sharing and problem solving, aids in concept building, and guides speech and language development.
Learn more on the benefits of responsive curriculum, and the Surrey's Preschool Program Philosophy in the Early Years Preschool Parent Handbook (PDF. New window.).
Preschool Registered Programs
(Parent Participation - ages newborn-6 years) or (Preschool - ages 3 to 5)
Programs meet the growth and development needs of children aged 0 to 6. These programs encourage and support your child's learning and independence.
Our programs include
- theme events
- Preschool Social Recreation, and
Search for the upcoming preschool registered programs in your community, including the themed One-Day Wonders.
Drop-In Parent Participation Programs
Stay & Play / Preschool Play Day
Drop in together with your child, for a positive play and learning experience supervised by qualified and caring staff.
Guided activities may include
- parachute games,
- ride-on toys,
- music and movement, and
- active games.
You willl have the opportunity to meet new friends and neighbours, share ideas with other parents, and have fun with your child!
For more information on our preschool programs and activities, see the Preschool Programs for the 2013-2014 school year (PDF. New window.), or call us at 604-501-5100.