Preschool: Age 3 to 5
Register your child in a preschool program in Surrey.
The City of Surrey delivers affordable excellence in licensed preschools for children ages 3-5 years. The City of Surrey’s high quality, play-based preschool program runs from September to June and is designed to promote healthy growth and development throughout a child’s early years.
Supported by the British Columbia Early Learning Framework, your child will benefit from programs that encourage creativity, imagination, language, literacy, confidence and independence. Learn more in the Early Years Preschool Parent Handbook and the 2021/2022 Preschool Brochure!
We are committed to keeping children safe at our preschool programs during COVID-19. Review City of Surrey's Preschool Program Safety Guidelines and FAQs.
“Both my son and his little sister have thrived in the Preschool program at Don Christian Recreation Centre. I can’t imagine a more caring and authentic place in which to learn.” - Megan G.
Licensed Summer Preschool
There’s still space for summer preschool at Newton Recreation Centre and Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre! Limited space is available at Kensington Prairie Community Centre, Clayton Community Centre and Elgin Centre in August. Book your spot for summer fun now.
Activities for Children Ages 3 to 5
Register by phone
Registration by phone is available. Call 604-501-5100, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm and Sunday's from 9pm to 11pm and a customer service representative will be happy to help you.
Cancelling a registration
Alternatively, you can call 604-501-5100, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm and Sundays from 9pm to 11pm and a customer service representative can cancel your registration for you.
If you no longer want to use your Recreation Pass, learn how to receive a refund.
We are offering a limited selection of activities and following safety protocols so everyone can recreate responsibly. Please do not come to the recreation facility unless you have received a confirmation call that a spot has become available. Only those with confirmed registration will be allowed inside.
To ensure fairness for all, we ask that everyone limits to one activity per day.
Our hourly rate for care is one of the lowest in the city. Families may qualify for financial assistance through the Affordable Child Care Benefit for licensed programs. Equalized monthly payment plans are also available. If you require additional assistance, families may qualify for the Leisure Access Program.
Tactile Play Ideas
Learn about sensory-friendly activities that you can enjoy with your child at home! Tactile sensory play is all about touch and strengthens fine motor skills. Children will learn to explore and experiment with materials like beads, pebbles, gels, balloons and much more.
Listen to a Preschool Story-time!
Do your children love books and songs? Our early childhood educator is here to read and sing to them online! This video is ideal for keeping children engaged and improving their literacy. Books and songs include: Foods with Moods, Pat a Cake, Down by the Baker's Shop, and Goodnight Little Blue Truck.
Loose Parts: Activity Suggestions
Spark your child's sense of wonder through discovery and games with loose parts! Our early childhood educator will provide tips and objects for your child to play with. Please note: Some items in this video may be a choking hazard. To prevent injuries, adult supervision is required at all times.
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