Our Program

gilespaintingbSt. 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. It is not a schedule but rather a flow from one activity to another.

It 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.

gilestrikeSt. Giles is a Parent Participation Preschool (PPP). What this means is the parents are involved in the classroom as teacher’s assistants. Upon joining the preschool, the parents are required to complete ten hours of orientation which fulfills the basic requirements to be teacher’s assistants. Depending on enrolment, parents can expect to be in the classroom, on average, twice each month. This is the most rewarding part of being in a PPP.

We also 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 to beautiful Porteau Cove for those who are interested.

Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM 3s 3s 3s
1:00 – 3:30 PM 4s 4s 4s 4s (optional)

The preschool is closed on statutory holidays as well as the last Friday of each month for teacher professional development.

Fees

$200/month for the 3s
$250/month for the 4s
$330/month for 4s with the optional fourth day