Preschool Programs in Surrey: Early Years

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Preschool Open House information for year long preschool classes for September 2014-June 2015.

Preschool Early Registration for September 2014-June 2015 school year starts Thursday, March 6th @ 8:30am.

Read the current list for all year long Preschool Programs for the 2014-2015 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 to find the current and upcoming preschool programs across Surrey and in your community.

Financial Assistance is available through Child Care Subsidies  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 Licensed-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 through-out 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

  1. social
  2. emotional
  3. physical
  4. creative
  5. cognitive

Our preschool programs are based on a responsive curriculum, supported by the British Columbia Early Learning Framework .

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. It encourages creativity, promotes sharing and problem solving, aids in concept building, and guides speech and language development.

Learn more about the benefits of responsive curriculum, and the Surrey's Preschool Program Philosophy, in the Early Years Preschool Parent Handbook. 

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

  • sports
  • camps
  • crafts
  • dance
  • music
  • theme events
  • Preschool Social Recreation
  • Pre-Kindergarten

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
  • active games

You will 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, or call us at 604-501-5100.

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Activities Search & Registration

Search and register for programs and activities at Surrey's parks, and recreation or arts facilities.

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Winter 2015 Recreation Guide

Registration for programs from Surrey's Winter 2015 Recreation Guide has begun.