Preschool and Out of School Care
Preschools at Richmond community facilities are designed to develop the whole child intellectually, socially, physically, emotionally and cognitively. A positive and encouraging learning environment is provided where children of various cultures and backgrounds share and learn about each other.
The preschool term is September through June with a winter and spring break.
Registration is ongoing. Please bring a $40 non-refundable registration fee. Fees payable by cash, Visa, MC, American Express or cheque. If paying by cheque, post dated cheques for the remainder of the year are required.
For all licensed preschools, children must turn appropriate age by December 31, 2018.
For more information, call Nicola Thompson, Preschool Coordinator at 604-238-8404.
Preschool - Merry King - Licensed
A free-play based program that incorporates both structured and unstructured activities in the classroom and around the community.
|3 years||T/Th||9:00-11:30 am|
|4 years||M/W/F||9:00-11:30 am|
|4 years||M/W/F||9:30 am-1:30 pm|
Preschool - Merry King - Licensed Fine Arts & Science
|3-4 years||M/W/F||9:00-11:30 am|
|3-4 years||M/W/F||12:15-2:45 pm|
|3-4 years||T/Th||9:00-11:30 am|
West Richmond Preschool Public Registration
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019 starting at 9:00 am
Registration can be done online (www.richmond.ca/register) or in person and is on a first come, first served basis.
Online registration will reserve a space in the class for your child. A Parent Package will be emailed shortly after online registration. Registration will be complete once all registration materials have been submitted and processed and an email will be sent to confirm your child's space.
The following are needed in order to complete registration:
- Child's birth certificate
- $40.00 non-refundable registration fee
- Post-dated payment (10 cheques or credit card)
Ensure that your child has an account with the City of Richmond set up prior to registration. Don’t have an account or don’t know your Client ID or PIN? Just call 604-276-4300 or visit a recreation or cultural facility during opening hours.
Out of School Care
Quality licensed school age care for children 5-12 years old. Our inclusive Out of School (OSC) Care programs are staffed with energetic and creative instructors that support children in a fun and nurturing environment. All programs adhere to government regulations and staff work closely with Richmond Health Services.
In-person registration is required for all Out of School Care programs.
Child Development Coordinator: Dustin Ng
West Richmond's OSC provides care for students from Gilmore, Dixon and Quilchena schools.
The program includes breakfast, an afternoon snack, coverage on professional and early dismissal days and during winter and spring break and transportation to and from school.
Junior OSC (Kindergarten-Grade 2) is located at West Richmond Community Centre and offers age appropriate activities that emphasize the transition to the older Gilmore Program Senior OSC (Grades 3-7) located at Gilmore Elementary School.
West Richmond Community Association OSC and preschool staff have developed a website to provide information and updates to OSC and preschool families as well as promote communication at www.westrichmondchildcare.org/.