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.

Space Available

3 Corners has 1 space available in our Infant Program starting January 2022 for a child born between November 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021.

Program Age Range Contract Start Date Fee Activity Number
Infant Child must be born between November 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021 Temporary Full Time from January 1, 2022 – June 30, 2022 January 1, 2022 $1,195.00/month 388564

 

Registration opens online on November 24th at 10:00am and is first come first served

*Note – You will need to have a City of Vancouver account in order to register*

 

3 Corners has 1 space available in our Infant Program starting January 2022 for a child born between January 1, 2021 – May 15, 2021.

Program Age Range Contract Start Date Fee Activity Number
Infant Child must be born between January 1, 2021 – May 15, 2021 Temporary Full Time from January 1, 2022 – July 31st, 2022 January 1, 2022 $1,195.00/month 388565

 

 

Registration opens online on November 24th at 10:00am and is first come first served

*Note – You will need to have a City of Vancouver account in order to register*

Age Ranges Information: Your child must fit within the specified age range above to be considered for this 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 each time **

What Happens After Registering for a space?

We will contact the successfully registered family by the afternoon on the registration day. At this time, we will ask that you confirm your child’s age and set up an in person or Zoom tour of 3 Corners to meet the staff and learn about our program.  After your tour, you will have 24 hours to accept the space. You will be required to 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 list of waitlisted registrations, in order of registration time, until the space is successfully filled. Waitlisted families will be notified when the space has been filled and ALL WAITLISTS WILL BE DISCARDED at that time.

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?

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.

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
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

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 [email protected]

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