Welcome!PreSchool 60 years

Since 1954, Kamloops United Church Preschool has been a major focus of outreach for Kamloops United Church.

The Goal of the Program is to provide affordable preschool/out-of-school care for any member of the Kamloops community.

  • This is a non-profit, inter-denominational, multi-cultural, inclusive program dedicated to putting children first.  
  • We are a parent participation (grandparents count) preschool which allows parents to actively participate in their child’s educational process through a once-per-month opportunity to assist the educator.  Playing and learning together at preschool is a great way to watch a child grow.   
  • Another aspect of the parent participation is the provision of free parent workshops on such topics as attachment issues, preschool nutrition, and multiple other parent needs as identified by parents or the educator.

History
In 1954 we opened as a kindergarten available to all residents of Kamloops.  When kindergarten became part of the public school system, we became a parent participation preschool.  An out-of- school program was added in 2002 to accommodate primarily Stuart Wood Elementary School students and their parents.

Preschool Programs:

Preschool Mondays and Wednesdays 3 & 4 year olds 8:45 am to 12:15 pm
Preschool Tuesdays and Thursdays 3 & 4 year olds 8:45 am to 12:15 pm

Out-of-School Care:

Out-of-School Care Monday to Friday & In-Service Days Before school: 7:15am to 8:15 am
(“Walking Bus” to school)
After school: 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
(“Walking Bus” from school)
Summer:  full-day student program
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Ongoing enrollment is available at Kamloops United Church Pre-school.


Curriculum
The curriculum is organized with thematic approaches that are often seasonally-based.  It also includes the teaching of social skills, such as respect and caring for others.  These units include all areas of the curriculum: science, social studies, mathematics, music, language and literature, presented in a fun, interactive and supportive environment.  All activities provide opportunities for sensory stimulation and creative imagination. Imaginative thinking is encouraged in all aspects of the program.

Safety
This is a fully-licensed and fully-inspected facility, inspected by Interior Health (both licensing and food) and Kamloops’ Fire Department .
This facility is scent-reduced and nut-free.  All staff members have their Food Safe Certificates and First Aid Training. Each member of the Preschool staff is a licensed Early Childhood Educator.
Each Out-of-School Care staff member meets the licensing requirements as well.

Cost
As of 01 July 2017:

Out of School Care Program
     $795.00 per month for July & August
     $39.75 daily rate for over four hours
     $18.25 daily rate for under four hours
     $365.00 per month starting in September to June
Preschool
     Monday/Wednesday
     $210.00 per month as of September 2017
     Tuesday/Thursday
     $210.00 per month as of September 2017


We accept families that receive Government subsidies.

Location
Kamloops United Church Preschool in centrally located downtown at 421 St Paul Street in the newly built, lower level of the church. A wheelchair/stroller lift is available.
This central location provides easy access to the playground at Stuart Wood school.

Tour or Enrollment
Contact the administrator at 250-372-1043 to make an appointment, or email preschool@kamloopsunited.ca.

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Awards and Achievements

Kamloops United Church Preschool has received both Provincial and Federal awards recognizing over 40 years of Outstanding Childcare.

The preschool celebrated 60 years of service to the Kamloops community in 2014.