Our House Preschool

Offering Enriching Programs for 3 and 4 year olds

At Our House 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.

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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.

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 2022 – 2023 school year! 

Contact: vera.lara@vancouver.ca to register or for more info

Preschool 2023 – 2024 Class Schedule & Registration

Public registration for our upcoming program year is ongoing!

Online at www.vanrec.ca or in person at the Mount Pleasant Community Centre front desk. 

2023 – 2024 Preschool Class Schedule

Activity Number Class Day Class Time Monthly Fee/Deposit
Children 3 years of age (born 2020)
456009 Tues/Thurs AM 8:45 – 11:45am $226 (To be confirmed)
456011 Mon/Wed/Fri AM 8:45 – 11:45am $338 (TBC)
Children 3 & 4 years of age (born 2020 & 2019)

Tues/Thurs PM – Parent Participation/Inclusive Focused – details below

12:45 – 2:45pm $150 (TBC)
Children 4 years of age (born 2019)
456013 Tues/Thurs AM 9:00am – 1:00pm $301 (TBC)
456014 Mon/Wed/Fri AM 9:00am – 1:00pm $451 (TBC)

Mon/Wed/Fri PM – Outdoor – details below

12:30 – 2:45pm $350 (TBC)






*The above fees and class schedule are subject to change*

Tu/Th PM – Parent Participation/Inclusive Focused Class Details:  This class provides an opportunity for all parents to be with their child, set a gentle gradual entry and be an active participant in the class. Once children are settled in the program parents are welcome to continue to attend or leave after drop off. For children requiring extra support who may not have resources or funding – parents participate and engaged in the class collaborating with educators for the duration of the preschool year

Mon/Wed/Fri PM – Outdoor Class Details: Class will be outdoors Sept, Oct, Nov & April, May, June. Class will be half indoor half outdoor during Dec – Feb (weather dependent)

**Fees required at time of registration are $50.00 non-refundable registration fee Activity #456008 & Deposit (one month worth of fees applied to the last month)**

Our House Preschool & the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative:

We are excited to announce that effective September 2023, Our House Preschool will be participating in the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative for the very first time. Due to the application process, we are still awaiting confirmation of our fees and enrolment in this program.  The fees listed above are subject to change and currently do not reflect any amount of fee reduction we may be eligible for come September 2023. Once confirmation of approval is received, families will be contacted with adjusted rates.

Forms Return:

Forms packages will be sent out to families in June. Please ensure that your contact and payment information on your www.vanrec.ca account are up to date to ensure you receive the documents and that your payment plan is appropriated to the credit card you would like to use for your monthly payments. If paying via cheque, contact the Childcare Administrator.

Registration Dates and How to Register
In order to register we require:
  • Credit Card for pre-authorized monthly payments
  • June Security Deposit  (1 month fee)
  • $50 non-refundable registration fee

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.vanrec.ca to create an account.  Please make yourself comfortable with the on-line registration process.

Forms and COVID-19 Procedures

In relation to COVID-19, we follow the Public Health Guidance for Child Care Settings, which can be found here

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?
    • Initial registration is for one class only.
    • If there are spaces available after initial registration, we will offer the opportunity to register in a second class.
    • Registration in more than one class is 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.

Our House Preschool Teachers 2022-2023


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 Administrator 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 Information 2022-2023

If you are interested in applying, or would like to submit an application please contact the Child Care Administrator, 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

A minimum of one month’s written notice is required to withdraw your child from any program, this notice must be sent to our Administrator and received by the first of the month prior to the month you wish to withdraw your child. Your deposit will not be refunded if the required notice is not given.


  1. You wish to withdraw from a program for September – the deadline for written notice is August 1st.
  2. You wish for your last day of care to be mid-month – the deadline for written notice is still the 1st of the month prior.

If you are in any doubt as to what your notice period should be, please contact our Administrator (Vera.Lara@vancouver.ca) as soon as possible to confirm, and avoid a financial penalty.

Please Note: Withdrawals will not be accepted after April 1st of the program year.

Mount Pleasant Community Association