Our House Preschool

Offering Enriching Programs for 2, 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

Every child requires a $50 non refundable registration fee of $50 – Activity #399208

2 Year Old – Licensed Occasional Care 2022- 2023

Children 2 years of age before December 31, 2022
Space Available Class Day Class Time Monthly Fee/Deposit
FULL Tuesday AM 8:45 – 10:45am $90
Space Available Wednesday PM 1:30 – 3:00pm $70
FULL Thursday AM 8:45 – 10:45am $90

 

 

3 and 4 Year Old – Licensed Preschool 2022 – 2023

Space Available Class Day Class Time Monthly Fee/Deposit
Children 3 years of age before December 31, 2022
FULL Tues/Thurs AM 8:45 – 10:45am $145
Space Available Mon/Wed/Fri AM 8:45 – 10:45am $215
Children 4 years of age before December 31, 2022
FULL Mon/Wed/Fri AM 8:30 – 12:30pm $375

 

Space Available

 

Junior Kindergarten Mon – Fri

Choose 2, 3 or 5 Days/Week

 

11:45 – 2:45am

Tu/Th days: $215

M/W/F days: $320

5 days: $535

Children 3 to 4 years of age before December 31, 2022
Space Available Tues/Thurs PM 11:45 – 2:45pm $215

 

Registration Dates and How to Register

Registration for 22/23 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 2022 – 399208)

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.

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

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 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 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 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

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.

Mount Pleasant Community Association