3 Corners Childcare

Offering enriching Daycare experiences for children 3 Months to 5 Years

 3 Corners Child Care opened in November 2009 and is located in the Mount Pleasant Community Centre (#1Kingsway) and operated by MPCCA. We are an inclusive, licensed group child care program that provides year-round care for children aged 3 months to 5 years. The facility offers a universal design for full accessibility and a large secure rooftop play area for each age group, designed with natural materials.

3 Corners follows an emergent, play-based and integrated approach to learning.  Our goal is to provide nurturing environment and learning experiences that promote wonder and challenge curiosities based in the interests of the children while fostering life long learning.

How to Register for Spaces?

When we have a space available it will be advertised above

How to Registration 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?

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.

Waitlist Details

3 Corners is currently FULL. 

We have already advertised and taken our expected Fall 2021 enrollment. 

  • We feel that it is unfair to give families false hope that we may have space for your child, therefore we do not keep an ongoing waitlist. Spaces are filled on a first come, first served basis.  Please note that September is the most common month for spaces to become available.  We advertise fall spaces in May each year.  Spaces can become available other months, however those spaces are rare and cannot be predicted very far in advance. 

 

  • The 1st come, 1st serve registration date will be advertised for 2 weeks, prior to opening, on the website’s Home and 3 Corners pages. Each vacant space will be for a specific child’s age and start date.  The exact information needs to apply to you in order for your child to be accepted.  Checking for vacancies twice a month is sufficient to see all available openings.

 

  • 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.
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 Winter Break
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.
Affordable Child Care Benefit
The Province of British Columbia is committed to helping families obtain affordable child care. The Affordable Child Care Benefit is a monthly payment to assist eligible British Columbia families with the cost of child care. Monthly benefit payments vary depending on your family’s circumstances.  https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/caring-for-young-children/child-care-funding/child-care-benefit

Please contact:

Child Care Subsidy Service Centre
PO Box 9953 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC V8W 9R3
Phone: 1-888-338-6622

Inclusion Policy
Please note that registration is not a guarantee that we will be able to accommodate your child. It is important that each child is successful in the program and that we can meet the needs of your child and the entire group. If your child requires extra support please email Rebecca.hachey@vancouver.ca to discuss their needs.