3 Corners Childcare

Offering enriching Daycare experiences for children 3 Months to 5 Years

3 Corners Childcare Centre opened in November 2009 and is located in the Mount Pleasant Community Centre (1 Kingsway). 3 Corners is operated by the Mount Pleasant Community Centre Association (MPCCA). We are a licensed group child care program that provides year-round care for children aged 3 months to 5 years. Our facility offers a universal design for full accessibility and a large secure rooftop play area.

At 3 Corners we follow an emergent, play-based curriculum, and are guided by the BC Early Learning Framework (BC ELF). Through our practice, we aim to create an environment that represents all of our children, to facilitate learning opportunities that promote awe & wonder, and to embrace children’s natural curiosity about the world around them.

Learning can be messy, and the learning journey doesn’t often happen in a straight line – we embrace this – and collaborate with the children, families and other team members to make sense of the world together in the ways that work for our children at the time.

3 Corners thrives on utilizing the BC Early Learning Framework. “By supporting the creation of rich, joyful early childhood spaces where children & adult’s ideas and miracles come together. Knowledge is co-constructed about learning and living in ways that are local, inclusive, ethical and democratic.” – BC Early Learning Framework 2019.

 

Childcare Spaces

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION BEFORE REGISTERING OR CONTACTING US REGARDING REGISTRATION

Age Ranges Information: Your child must fit within the specified age range below to be considered for the space. Age ranges are determined by MPCCA in conjunction with Child Care Licensing.

Contract Spaces: To better serve our community, we are looking to fill this space with a family who is able to fulfill the contract term as specified above.

Extension of Care: Our hope is to be able to extend care beyond the temporary contract or offer a permanent space when it comes available. These spaces will be offered in a priority order. We cannot predict these options at this time but will let families know well in advance should it be an option.

** Please note we will discard the waiting list after the space has been filled. Families must re-attempt for openings as we do not hold an on-going waiting list **

Program Age Range Contract Contract Dates Monthly Fee Registration Date Activity Number
3-5 Child must be born between January 1, 2019 – August 30, 2019 Full Time Temporary September 1, 2022 – January 31, 2023 $895 Monday, May 30th at 10:00am and is first come first served 415456
3-5 Child must be born between May 1, 2018 – November 30, 2018 Part Time Tues/Thurs Temporary September 1, 2022 – January 31, 2023 $358 Monday, May 30th at 10:00am and is first come first served 415453
3-5 Child must be born between January 1, 2019 – August 30, 2019 Full Time Temporary September 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022 $895 Monday, May 30th at 10:00am and is first come first served. 415455
3-5 Child must be born between January 1, 2019 – August 30, 2019 Full Time Temporary September 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022 $895 Monday, May 30th at 10:00am and is first come first served. 415455
3-5 Child must be born between January 1, 2019 – August 30, 2019 Full Time Temporary September 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022 $895 Monday, May 30th at 10:00am and is first come first served. 415455
3-5 Child must be born between January 1, 2019 – August 30, 2019 Full Time Temporary September 1, 2022 – February 28, 2023 $895 Monday, May 30th at 10:00am and is first come first served. 415508

 

 

 

How to Register for Spaces?

When we have a space available it will be advertised above

How to Register for an available space:

    • City of Vancouver Account: Must have a recreation.vancouver.ca account to register.
    • Be logged into your recreation.vancouver.ca account at least 10 minutes prior to advertised registration time
    • Search for activity after you have logged in
    • Have your child added as a participant/family member  on your account prior to registration opening
    • These 1st come, 1st served spaces are in very high demand. We expect to have 25 – 60 families register/waitlist for each space in the first 2 minutes

Age Ranges: In order to qualify for available spaces, children must be born within the age range posted.  Age ranges are determined by MPCCA in conjunction with BC Child Care Licensing Regulations to ensure that we can provide ongoing, uninterrupted care.  If age ranges were not so specific, it is likely that care would be interrupted or cancelled when transitioning from one room to the next. If your child does not fit the age range, we will not be able to consider them for the space.

Temporary Contract Spaces: Temporary spaces are available as posted and unfortunately not flexible for change.  If the opportunity comes up to extend a contract space we inform families but cannot predict or confirm this at this time.

What Happens after Registering/Wait listing for a space?

We will contact the successfully registered families by the following morning.  At this time, we will ask that you confirm your child’s age and set up a zoom tour of 3 Corners (covid-19 protocol) to meet the staff and learn about our program.  After your zoom tour, you will have 24 hours to accept the space and pay a 1-month security deposit and $50 non-refundable registration fee.

Should your child not be the right age or you decline the space, we will move down the waitlist until the space is successfully filled.

Waitlisted families will be notified when spaces are filled and ALL WAITLISTS WILL BE DISCARDED at that time.

Please note, we do not hold an ongoing waitlist.

3 Corners Location and Hours
  • 1 Kingsway, Vancouver, V5T 3H7 (3rd floor of the Mount Pleasant Community Centre)
  • We offer care 7:30am – 6pm, Monday to Friday. Closed on all Stat Holidays and for one week Winter Break
  • Please note: throughout COVID-19 our operating hours have varied, currently they are 8:00am – 5:30pm and updates will be sent to registered families whenever changes occur. If registering for a program, please ask for confirmation of our current operating hours upon registration.
Number of Licensed Spaces and Staff Ratio
12 Spaces in Infant Program Ratio of 1 Staff / 4 Children
12 Spaces in Toddler Program Ratio of 1 Staff / 4 Children
25 Spaces in 3-5 Year Program Ratio of 1 Staff / 8 children
Our Qualified Educators
  • We are proud to have excellent Early Childhood Educators (ECE/IT/SN) who are certified by the BC government, meet Provincial Child Care Licensing Regulation and maintain a valid First Aid Certificate.
  • Qualified substitute staff are called in when teachers are away for reasons of illness or vacation.
Funding

Affordable Child Care Benefit

We encourage families who may benefit from financial support to apply for the Provincial Affordable Childcare Benefit. Factors such as income, family size and type of care will be considered when determining each individual’s funding allowance. Please visit the website for more information and to access the funding estimate calculator: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/caring-for-young-children/child-care-funding/child-care-benefit .

If you are interested in applying, please reach out to the Child Care Administrative Assistant Vera Lara, at vera.lara@vancouver.ca

 

MPCCA Childcare Bursary Fund

Mount Pleasant Community Centre Association is thrilled to be able to offer a Bursary Fund to those that require financial support to attend childcare, or financial help to those whose child may need that bit of extra support to enable them to thrive in our care. Please see below for information regarding the application process and an application form.

MPCCA Child Care Bursary Fund Eligibility Process

MPCCA Child Care Application for Funding (Nov 2021)

If you are interested in applying, or would like to submit an application please contact the Director of Licensed Child Care, Sarah Dempsey, at sarah.dempsey@vancouver.ca

Inclusion Policy

Vision: Every child and family is unique and should have access to an inclusive and respectful child care experience.

Policy: MPCCA child care programs embrace diversity and celebrate environments of acceptance, respect, understanding and inclusion. We commit to learn, understand and appreciate each person’s unique attributes, abilities and cultural history to ensure that each child is recognized, reflected and valued in our programs. Our educators support the unique abilities of each child to ensure they reach their highest potential. MPCCA works with BC Centre for Ability and other community partners to enhance our ability to support children of all abilities through training and consultation.

Mount Pleasant Community Association