For children 3 to 5 years
Our Preschool Program is designed to engage children in an inquiry-based curriculum that follows the Reggio Emilia philosophy of learning through exploration and discovery. We see each child as a one-of-a-kind learner, unique in their interests and the way that they learn.
Daily explorations, where children spend time outdoors exploring and
discovering the world around them. We see the environment as an important teacher
in a child’s educational experience. Through nature-based play and outdoor exploration,
children are encouraged to engage in the world around them and develop a respect for
all life. Outdoor play time and physical activity is a significant part of our program.
Children are encouraged to partake in cooperative games, to be physically active, and to
get their hands full of dirt in our garden. Our beautiful garden is a peaceful place full of
life. Children will have the opportunity to learn gardening skills and grow their own
flowers, fruits, herbs, and vegetables to take home. Our garden is filled with
opportunities to forage, nibble little bits of bliss here and there, tuck in seedlings, get
dirty, and make friends with the birds and worms that share our outdoor space.
Daily creative play, where children have available a fun and engaging classroom environment encouraging imaginative development , positive peer interactions, and open enden play.
Daily art classes, where children are taught art techniques and are given the opportunity to create their own unique pieces and express themselves through various art mediums, such as painting, sculpting, drawing, building, and more.
Weekly music classes, where children play with musical instruments, sing, learn basic music theory, and find expression through rhythm, sound, and song.
Weekly yoga and movement classes, where children enhance their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. Through exercise, relaxation, and mindfulness, children engage in a noncompetitive physical activity that encourages self-esteem and body awareness. Our yoga classes are held at With Our Own Little Hearts Yoga Studio in Steveston Village.
Weekly academic classes, where children engage in academic concepts and lessons such as writing, reading, math, and more. Instructors work with children in smaller groups in order to maximize the learning and development of these academic skills. These classes are meant to prepare preschoolers for kindergarten.
Weekly language classes, where children learn French, Mandarin, and Japanese. Children will explore and learn the language of choice through games, art, interaction, lessons, songs, and more. Studies have shown that acquiring a foreign language at a young age has great cognitive benefits and creates flexibility and creativity in learning.
At With Our Own Two Hands Preschool and Learning Centre
We offer both a morning and afternoon preschool sessions:
Morning Preschool 9:00am-1:00pm
Afternoon Preschool 1:30-5:00pm
We offer a full-week and part-time week registration option:
Full-week: Monday to Friday
3 day part-time week: Mon/Wed/Fri
2 day part-time week: Tues/Thurs
Your child is eligible to attend if he or she is:
At least 30 months of age on the date of entrance to our preschool
Has not yet entered Kindergarten
With Our Own Two Hands Preschool
is licensed by the Ministry of Health, Community Care Facilities, Licensing Branch, and the Provincial Child Care Regulation.