Child Care

Child Care

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The BCITSA Childcare Centre strives to promote the child’s development ­emotionally, socially, physically and intellectually. Our philosophy is that each child needs to develop at their own pace in a stimulating, secure and responsive environment. Through a well-planned curriculum, our goal is to provide a variety of learning experiences in all areas of development. We offer a “play base program” for our children complete with science, language and math, music and art. We have a beautiful fully-fenced landscaped outdoor area complete with sandbox, climbing wall, slide, bike track, lots of room to run, and a covered area for those rainy days. We are located on the beautiful BCIT campus alongside the picturesque Guischon creek.

We value the child’s individuality and growing understanding of themselves and their world. Learning is continually integrated and extended through play.

The centre is licensed to serve twenty-five (25) children, ages 3 -5 years old.

We are currently full. If you would like to be placed on our waitlist please email the Childcare Manager at childcaremgr@bcitsa.ca

Hours of operation:

We are open from Monday to Friday from 7am-5pm. The Childcare Centre runs all year round.

Staff

Our staff are skilled, trained Early Childhood Educators/Assistants, and we encourage all of our staff to pursue ongoing professional development. In addition, our staff meets the legislative requirements that are laid out in the Community Care and Assisted Living Act: Child Care Licensing Regulation. For further information please visit the British Columbia, Ministry of Health page at http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/ccf/child_care.html.

Monthly Fee

The monthly fee is $805/month for BCIT staff, faculty and students or $860/month for the general community, the monthly fee includes a hot lunch and snacks.

Important Forms & Documents

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BCITSA Childcare Sample Daily Program

Our program is planned to include activities and experiences so that your child has the opportunity to learn through play, develop life skills, enjoy fresh air and friends, learn about the world around them and most of all have FUN!!!

Please note that some of the times may vary depending on the activities planned. Nap time, snack time, lunch time are followed closely.

Morning

7:30 – 9:30
Inside play. During this time interesting activities are set out for the children’s enjoyment. Children arriving

9:30 – 9:45
Transition to snack

9:45 – 10:00
Snack time

10:00 – 10:30
Circle time (songs, stories, games, theme lessons, Math, language, science, calendar, weather etc)

10:30 – 10:45
Transition to outside play

10:45 – 11:40
Outside play (rain or shine)

11:40 – 12:00 (noon)
Transition to lunch

 

Afternoon

12:00 – 12:25
Lunch Time

12:25 – 12:45
Transition to nap time

12:45 – 2:15pm

Nap time/quiet time

2:15 – 3:00
Inside play.
During this time interesting activities are set out for the children’s enjoyment.

3:00 – 3:15
Clean up.
Transition to snack time

3:15 – 3:30
Snack time

3:30 – 4:00
Circle time (songs, stories, show & tell, yoga)
Art Wednesdays

4:00 – 4:15
Transition to outside play.
(If the weather is bad we have inside play time until home time)

4:15 – 5:00
Outside play

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will lunch/Snacks be provided?

  • Yes, we provide the children with snacks and a hot lunch which is included in the monthly fee. Our program includes two healthy snacks and a well-balanced hot lunch which is catered by our on-campus restaurant, so there is no need for packing any food for your child (some exceptions).

Is there an application fee?

  • No there is not.

How do I sign up?

  • We are accepting enrollment as well as wait list forms. Please email the Childcare Manager to receive an enrollment or wait list form at childcaremgr@bcitsa.ca. Please include in the email how old your child is and when you are looking for childcare

Who can sign up?

  • Anyone can sign up for the BCITSA Childcare Centre

 

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Here is a short tour of the inside of the BCITSA Child Care Centre