Early Years & Preschool

Early Years Registration

Early Preschool Registration for Fall 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014, 8:30am

Preschool Social Recreation - 3 year olds
Pre-Kindergarten - 4 year olds

Early Years Parent Handbook for Preschool 

Responsive Curriculum

Our Early Years programs are developed as the educator actively listens and observes children in play.

Observations inspire meaningful experiences, allowing children to explore their ideas and engage with others. Creating a collaborative approach to learning gives everyone a voice. In this process, children:

  • Gain different perspectives
  • Identify gaps in existing theories
  • Create new knowledge.

Through exploration, we strive to meet each child’s learning style, building a positive sense of self-image and belonging. Our responsive curriculum focuses on all areas of healthy child development:

  • Social
  • Emotional
  • Physical
  • Creative
  • Cognitive

It is our hope to inspire exploration, critical thinking, creativity and community.


Preschool Social Recreation Year Long - Licensed

Preschool Social Recreation programs are based on responsive curriculum, where the educators offer an exciting, reflective program based on children's interests. Our approach focuses on the 5 areas of healthy child development: social, emotional, physical, creative and cognitive. 

Based on our responsive approach, programs include a wide variety of learning opportunities, open-ended activities, free play and exploration.

Pre-Kindergarten Year Long - Licensed

Pre-kindergarten programs are based on responsive curriculum where the educators offer an exciting, reflective program based on children's interests. 

Our approach focuses on the 5 areas of healthy child development: social, emotional, physical, creative and cognitive. Building on our responsive approach, our pre-kindergarten programs support children in continued exploration, free play, open-ended activities and learning opportunities as they prepare to enter kindergarten.

Pre-Kindergarten Year Long - Licensed - Extended Hours

In our extended hours program, children will benefit from additional time to explore and build on their experiences.

For more information on our preschool classes, visit our registration site or call 604-592-6970.

Preschool Locations

South Surrey Recreation Centre

We have 2 spacious preschool rooms well equipped.  These preschool rooms also feature an outside play area that has been designed to allow for energetic playtime.

Photo of South Surrey Recreation Centre

Elgin Centre - 3530 - 144 Street

Historic Elgin School house has been renovated and makes an ideal location for preschool. This location has a large playing field, playground and a covered area for outdoor activities.
Photo of Elgin Centre Preschool

Meridian Centre - 2040 - 150 Street

Stand-alone 1-room schoolhouse offers a well-equipped preschool. This location has a fenced playground and play area for outdoor activities.
Photo of Meridian Centre Preschool


Early Years and Preschool Registered Programs

South Surrey Recreation Centre offers registered and drop-in programs for children 0 to 6 years of age.  View our South Surrey Community Recreation Guide for more information.

Photo of Children at Stay and Play

Stay & Play - Drop-in

$3 (12 months to 5 years) accompanied by an adult, second child 50% discount.

Our Stay & Play program offers you and your child a positive play and learning experience supervised by qualified and caring staff. Join us for Stay & Play to meet new friends and neighbours. Share ideas with other parents and have fun with your child! Guided activities may include parachute games, ride-on toys, music and movement, and active games.

Times vary by season.  Please check facility drop-in schedules for daily times.