Our Play-Based Program

St. Giles is a creative, play-based program for children aged three and four. The program is based on a balance of activity; both self-directed and adult-directed. The program is flexible, encouraging a flow from one activity to another.

Our program is based on meeting the needs of all the children, while at the same time meeting individual needs. A child’s choice of activities is based on varying interests and individual needs.

Schedule and Fees

3 Year Old Program

Tuesday – Thursday 9:30am-11:30am


4 Year Old Program

Monday – Thursday 12:30pm-3:30pm


The Space

Our preschool is a spacious, well-equipped facility. It has a separate gym with a large selection of climbing apparatus and gross motor enhancing toys. There is also an outdoor area attached to the preschool that is used daily for fresh air and outdoor activities.

Program Enrichment

We have numerous program enrichment activities, including visits from community members such as police officers and fire-fighters as well as paraplegic mouth painter Cody Tresierra

Field trips include visits to the Richmond Nature Park and Jericho Beach. There are evening special events for Halloween, Christmas and Valentine’s Day as well as a special Mother’s Day Tea and annual Camping Trip for those who are interested.

I love the fact that my children can get into such huge and creative, artistic, productive messes at preschool and come away from it so enriched. The teachers at St Giles are exceptionally brave and ambitious in the sensory activities that they introduce- I don’t know any other preschool program in the city as rich and varied as this one.
Mom of four, with third child in St. Giles