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Preschool Programs in Surrey

Registration for 2016-2017 Preschool Programs is now open!

Check out the 2016-2017 program offerings in each community:

Get involved in our nature preschool programs at the Surrey Nature Centre and Clayton Park. Also, read the Recreation Surrey Children & Youth Year in Review to learn how Recreation Surrey is making a difference for children ages 0 to 18.

View all preschool course options using our Activities Search and Registration.

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Get to know our Preschool Programs

Why Choose the City of Surrey?

  • Quality - The City of Surrey was a recipient of a 2014 Province of BC Child Care Award of Excellence for our licensed preschools.
  • Cost - Our hourly rate for care is among the lowest in the city. We also have options for child care subsidy and provide monthly payment plans.
  • Reach - We are the largest child care provider in Surrey serving over 900 preschool students annually.
  • Choice - We offer over 85 preschool programs at 23 unique sites across Surrey.
  • Staff - We employ over 90 high quality certified Early Child Educators who specialize in leading our dynamic, child centered approach.

Who is it for?

Our licensed preschools are available for children aged 3 to 5. All children must be either 3 or 4 years old by December 31, 2016.

  • Preschool Social Recreation (age 3-5)
  • Pre-Kindergarten (age 4-5)

When does it run?

Preschool is available from September to June. Some programs are offered on a seasonal basis and throughout the summer months.

There are several options ranging from:

  • 1 to 3 times per week
  • 2 to 5 hours per day
  • Morning and afternoon

What will my child experience?

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

With responsive curriculum, the educator develops the program as they listen and observe your child in play. In this education style your child becomes part of an engaged, reflective program that is based on their interests.

Our program will build independence and self-confidence in your child. It encourages creativity, promotes sharing and problem solving, aids in concept building and guides speech and language development.

Our educators are dedicated to developing each child's social, emotional, physical, creative, communication, literacy and cognition skills.

Can I access financial assistance?

Financial Assistance is available through Child Care Subsidies for licensed programs.

Where can I find out more about your Preschool programs?

Learn about the benefits of responsive curriculum, and the City of Surrey's Preschool program philosophy, in our Early Years Preschool Parent Handbook. You can also call or visit any facility to find out more.

Preschool Parent Package

Once registered, download the preschool parent package.

Other Preschool Programs in the City of Surrey

Choose a preschool program that gives your child ages 0-6, an opportunity to explore the world around them.

  • Preschool Registered Programs are shorter programs that run seasonally and generally range from 1-2 hours.
  • Parent Participation Programs invite parents to engage with their children for social recreation activities.
  • Preschool Camps are programs that run during the summer, spring break and winter break.

Preschool Registered Programs (Parent Participation: ages 0-6) or (Preschool: ages 3-5)

Programs meet the growth and development needs of children aged 0-6. 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

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!