Licensed Centres and Early Learning on the 2013 – Coalition of Children and Families of the Gulf Islands: [email protected]

September to June Waldorf mixed aged kindergarten Monday,Tuesday and For children ages 3 to 6 years old Wednesday 9:00-4:00 Thursday and Friday 9:00 – 4:00

A Child’s Garden 180 Head St, Salt Spring Island 250-538-0246

Year round At Kids Country Club daycare, we provide a Monday-Thursday safe, healthy, and fun home environment for 8:30-4:30 children where they can learn and grow. A preschool program is incorporated into our daily learning activities. Accepting registration for 1–5 year olds. Kids Country Club Family Childcare 167 Elizabeth Drive, SSI 250-537-4771 [email protected]

September –June. Our philosophy is learning and discovering Monday – Thursday through play. We actively create an 8:00 – 12:30pm. environment rich with opportunities to explore Ages: Licensed Multi-age and challenge children’s capabilities. Our Centre (2 – 5) and as an program has a consistent yet flexible daily Infant/ Toddler Centre schedule that allows us to be child centred and Little Blue Early Learning Centre (under 3 years old). respond to their needs and interest. But most (250) 221-BLUE (2583) importantly children have fun, feel good about 324 Fulford Ganges Road, themselves, and are learning valuable social Salt Spring Island, V8K 2K6 skills. [email protected]

September to June Little Red Schoolhouse is a non-profit society Mondays, Tuesdays and that believes in providing quality care and Thursdays from 8:30 – 1:00 education for young children and families in the for children 3 – 5 yrs community. Play, explore, grow and learn in Afternoon program cooperation with others. Hands-on experiential “Raindrops” runs until learning. We encourage children to be Little Red Schoolhouse 2:45pm on Mon /Tues. themselves and experience the wonder of 1365 Beaver Point Rd childhood, while spending lots of time outdoors Salt Spring Island, V8K 1W9 enjoying nature. 250-653-4343 [email protected]

Creating an enriching creative experience for Morning Glory is a home children and families. There is an emphasis on a based Waldorf initiative rhythm to the day. Play is sacred here, this can be operating throughout the children’s first choice of activity or they could year. Ages 3-7 choose from chopping vegetables, baking, Monday to Wednesday sweeping, painting or the craft of the day. We have 9am-2pm several festivals a year, which we work towards with crafts, and all the families come and celebrate Morning Glory Daycare together. We spend 1-2 hours outside everyday Preschool in the south end of regardless of weather and have 3 amazing Salt Spring Island possibilities a beach walk, a farm/forest/marsh hike 250- 653-9545 or a rainforest adventure all 5 minutes from the [email protected] door.

Our centre is a non-profit Qualified licensed staff provide a play-based society that offers year-round curriculum revolving around the children's early learning for children interests. Art, music & movement, dramatic play, 2 1/2 to 5 years old. and large & fine motor activities are incorporated Five days a week between throughout the day. Large outdoor play area offers the hours of 8am-5pm. many opportunities to explore rain or shine. Situated close to town which allows for fun walking Salt Spring Early Learning Centre field trips. (Formerly Salt Spring Island Daycare) 115 Drake Rd, Salt Spring Island 250-537-2114 [email protected]

Parent participation A parent owned and operated preschool that works preschool for children 3 with a qualified Early Childhood Educator to deliver and 4 years old. a quality, age appropriate, play based program. Operates September through We are a community working together to create a June supportive and special place for children’s early Classes are two mornings - learning. Salt Spring Co-Operative Preschool M/W and T/TH from 9:00- 110 Aldous Road 1:00 Salt Spring Island, B.C. [email protected] V8K 2R7 250-537-8445

Open year round Full day of fun activities for learning and Monday - Friday 8:00-4:00 play. Includes time in our classroom and large Accepts enrollment of all playroom balancing alphabetical, numerical ages (under 1 year old up to activities, and games as well as singing, dancing, and including school age arts and crafts, with loads of imaginative children) play. Outside time is honored twice a day, rain or Tara Brown’s Family Daycare shine. Children are nurtured towards their 200 Maliview Drive emotional, social and academic Salt Spring Island growth. Emphasizing fun in all areas, we support V8K 1B7 each child to feel confident in themselves and the 250-538-0340 friendships they make. [email protected]

Program: Day Care and After Please visit our website to learn about our facility School Care. We are on the and philosophy. school bus route. [email protected] Ages: 1 to 5

Topham Family Child Care 165 Long Harbour Road SSI, BC V8K 2K9 250 537-9835

Tree Frog is a non-profit daycare located next door We provide care for children to Fulford Elementary School. Our “Learning from newborn until they begin Through Play” approach and our wooded yard kindergarten, (infant/toddler offer many opportunities to explore. Our Preschool and preschool aged “Big Room” team engages children in a program rooms.) Monday to Friday structured to allow children to have a preschool Child Care Society 8am-5pm year round. experience within a full day childcare program. The 215 Southridge Rd Parents are able to establish focus in the Infant Toddler room remains more Salt Spring Island the 2 to 5 day per week individualized, respecting and following the (250) 653-4998 childcare schedule that works routines parents and their children have [email protected] best for their family. established.


We offer child care Tuesday, Child Care Society is a non profit Wednesday, Thursday 9 to 4. group that believes that children learn best in a Parents and Babes Drop-in nurturing environment where there is time for both Monday mornings from 9 to planned and child-directed activities, indoor and 11:30 and Dad n Me Pancake outdoor play, and active and quiet times. Dragonfly Child Care and Family Breakfast once a month. We Resource Centre offer Parent Education Pender Island Child Care Society Programs throughout the 5714 Canal Road, Pender Island year. 250-629-3039

Open year around from Port Washington Montessori is a licensed multi- Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. age learning environment filled with opportunities Programs are offered for hands-on learning, outdoor exploration, art, morning, afternoon and all- music, and story. Weekly trips to Victoria include day for children age 6 months instruction in swimming, skating and gymnastics. to 12 years old. Our mixed-age grouping provides a uniquely Port Washington Montessori supportive environment honoring the development 1204 Port Washington Road of each child as an individual. Pender Island, B.C.


Mondays -Parent-Child Mother Goose Early Childhood Society is a non 10-11am profit working towards making good things happen -Stay & Play 11am-noon for families with young children in the Mayne Island -Toy & Book Lending Library. community. - Additional Programs eg. Swimming, available at other Early-Childhood-Society/234916409896844 times.

Mayne Island Early Childhood Society Tina Farmilo 250-539-2402

FAMILY PLACE- 120 Park Drive, Salt Spring Island 250 -537- 9176 / [email protected] / Family Place is a free community resource and drop-in centre for parents, caregivers, and children ages 0-6. Stay and Play Drop-In Tuesdays 12-3 and Thursdays 12:30 - 3pm (light lunch provided) and Fridays 10am-1pm (snack provided). Community Kitchen Wednesdays 1-3pm by registration. Dad N’ Me Pancake Breakfast Saturdays 8:30-10am. Toy library available on Thursday afternoons. For other parent child programs and parent education programs, please call Family Place. Wonderful networking for new families. Free laundry, internet, and clothing exchange available to families while in attendance.

Strong Start BC: Early Learning for Families (ELF)

Providing quality learning environments for adults and their young children, aged birth to five, at no cost to families. Qualified early childhood educators lead learning activities, including stories, music and art. Children will benefit from social interactions while the adults who accompany them learn new ways to support learning, both at the program and at home. The programs in the gulf islands are hosted by local public schools.

Fernwood Elementary Mondays 150 Fernwood Road 8:30 – 11:30 Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1C5 250-537-9332

Fulford Community School Mon, Tues, Wed, Thursday 203 South Ridge Drive 8:15 – 11:15 Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Y9 250-653-9223

Salt Spring Elementary Mon, Tues, Wed, Thursday 122 Rainbow Road 8:30 – 11:30 Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2K3 250-538-7706 facebook/Salt Spring ELF

Galiano Community School Monday and Wednesday 1290 Sturdies Bay Road 9:15 – 12:15 , BC, V0N 1P0 250-539-2261

Mayne Island School Tuesdays & Thursday 535 Fernhill Road 9am-12:00 Mayne Island, BC V0N 2J0 250-539-2371

Pender Islands Elementary Wednesday and Friday 5714 Canal Road 8:30 – 11:30 Pender Island, BC V0N 2M1 250-629-3711

Saturna Island School Wednesdays 121 Sunset Blvd. 9am -12:00 , BC V0N 2Y0 250-539-2472