Our House Preschool

Offering Enriching Preschool Programs for 2, 3 and 4 year olds

Our Licensed Preschool programs are emergent, child-led and follow an integrated approach to learning.  Our goal is to provide a nurturing environment and learning experiences that promote wonder and challenge curiosities based on the interests of the children while fostering life-long learning.

Our House 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.

Our House Preschool Location & Contact
  • 123 West 16th Avenue, Vancouver, V5Y 0B3 (16th Avenue and Manitoba Street)
  • Registration: Vera.lara@vancouver.ca or 604-257-3061 ext 2
  • Our House Preschool Phone: 604-707-0311
Preschool Classes

Spaces still available for the 2021 – 2022 school year! Please get in touch for more information.

DEPOSIT/Activity Number Class Day Class Time Monthly Fee/Deposit

Children 2 years of age before December 31, 2021

321891/325548 Tuesday AM 8:45 – 10:45am $89
321892/325549 Thursday AM 8:45 – 10:45am $89

Children 3 years of age before December 31, 2021

321894/325550 Tues/Thurs AM 8:45 – 10:45am $140
321898/325554 Mon/Wed/Fri AM 8:45 – 10:45am $210

Children 4 years of age before December 31, 2021

321901/325556 Mon/Wed/Fri AM 8:30 – 12:00pm $368
321903/325558 Junior Kindergarten Mon – Fri 11:45 – 2:45am $526

Children 3 to 4 years of age before December 31, 2021

321904/325560 Tues/Thurs PM 11:45 – 2:45pm $210
321906/325565 Mon/Wed/Fri PM 1:00 – 3:00pm $210
Registration Dates and How to Register

Registration for 21/22 School years is ongoing. Please contact Vera.lara@vancouver.ca to inquire about spaces available

In order to register we require:

  • Visa or Mastercard for pre-authorized monthly payments
  • June Security Deposit  (1 month fee)
  • $50 non-refundable registration fee (activity code for 2020 – 321890)

City of Vancouver – Parks Board Account:

If you do not have an on-line account already you will need to set this up at least 48 hours before registration day.  Please visit www.ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/ to create an account.  Please make yourself comfortable with the on-line registration process.  If you are still not comfortable, we would suggest you come #1 Kingsway before registration day and have a front desk attendant walk you through it so you will be comfortable on registration day.

Registration FAQ’s
  • Is the $50 non-refundable registration fee required?
    • Yes. When registering online there is a separate activity number for this fee.  Please register for your desired class, then go back and register separately for this fee.
  • Can I register my child in more than one class?
    • Yes, at the discretion of MPCCA. Please note, due to childcare licensing, your child cannot attend more than 4 hours per day.
  • Age Restrictions
  • Children must meet the correct age requirements listed. If your child does not meet the specific age requirement, we will withdraw your child from the program and issue a refund.

2 yrs old – must turn 2 years old by December 31st, of the year they are registering in.
3 yrs old – must turn 3 years old by December 31st, of the year they are registering in.
4 yrs old – must turn 4 years old by December 31st, of the year they are registering in.

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

Child to staff rations are 10:1 as determined by Child Care Licensing.

Meet Our House Teachers

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 vera.lara@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.

Withdrawal Policy

Families must give one month’s written notice (or e-mail to vera.lara@vancouver.ca​) to the Preschool Teachers when withdrawing their child from the Preschool program.  Families are required to give notice by the first calendar day of the month.  For example, if you decide to withdraw your child from the program for September 1st, then you must give one month’s notice on or before August 1st.  Withdrawal notices are not permitted for the months of May and June.  April is the last month to withdrawal, which means your withdraw notice would have to be in by April 1.