Each season, we offer a variety of programs for preschool children from newborn to age five at recreation facilities through the city. This includes music, dance, arts and crafts, and sports classes. We also have drop-in programs and childminding services at the Recreation Complex.

View Programs and Register 

For a full list of recreation programs, times, and costs you can also view the Recreation Happening Guide.

Drop-in jungle gym

Our drop-in jungle gym program takes place at the Recreation Complex and allows you and your child to have fun playing with toys, balls, and gym equipment. This program is a great way for your child to learn and socialize.

Fees and schedule

Come out and take part in the drop-in jungle gym program. It costs $2.50 per child and the program takes place at the following times:

  • Tuesday from 12:00pm to 4:30pm
  • Wednesday from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Friday from 10:30am to 2:00pm
  • Sunday from 9:00am to 11:30am

Please note there will be no Jungle Gym June 24-28. 

Rules and regulations

In order to keep your children safe, the following rules apply during our drop-in program:

  • you must actively supervise your child the entire time
  • no food or drink is allowed in the gym
  • shoes are not allowed on the mats
  • we will allow a maximum of 30 children at a time

The program runs on a first come, first served basis. We will start a waitlist once the program is full.

Early Learners Playschool

This play-orientated, learning program for three-and-four year olds promotes learning in a friendly, positive and fun-filled atmosphere, and is geared towards preparing your child for kindergarten. It provides a good balance of structure and free-play time as well as themed activities. To further enrich leaning, children will explore the community, participate in seasonal celebrations, and attend field trips. This program is available at two different recreation facilities in the City.

Fees and schedule

The preschool term is September through June and follows the School District 43 closure calendar including provincial and district-wide professional days as well as spring and winter breaks. Preschools are closed on statutory holidays. 

Rocky Point

If your child is three years old, the playschool program costs $98.67 each month and is offered on Tuesday and Thursday from:

  • 9:15am to 11:15am or
  • 12:30pm to 2:30pm

If your child is four years old, the playschool program costs $138.60 each month and is offered on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from:

  • 9:15am to 11:15am or
  • 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Glenarye Centre

If your child is three years old, the playschool program costs $98.67 each month and is offered on Tuesday and Thursday from:

  • 9:15am to 11:15am or
  • 12:30pm to 2:30pm

If your child is four years old, the playschool program costs $150.49 each month and is offered on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from:

  • 9:15am to 11:30am or
  • 12:15pm to 2:30pm

Payment, Registration and Withdrawal

 Payment

Fees can be paid in full or a monthly payment plan is available. Monthly payment plan can be made by credit card (Visa/MasterCard/ Amex) or Debit Mastercard and VISA Debit. 

Fees are divided into ten equal payments; therefore fees are the same each month and not prorated regardless of the number of holidays/professional days observed or date of registration.

Your pre-authorized payment will be deducted from your selected account on the first of each month. If the first falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, payment will be processed the next business day. If the fee has not been authorized by the third working day of the month, this may cause your child's participation to be suspended until full payment is received

Additional nominal fees may be required for fieldtrips throughout the year.

 Registration
To register for the Early Learner programs please call 604-469-4556 or visit us in person at the Recreation Complex. Students must be three or four years old prior to December 31. The first months payment is non-refundable and due at the time of registration.

Children who are registered and complete the 3-year-old program are guaranteed a spot at the same location and time for the 4-year-old program. Registration is still required for the reserved space.

Once registration has been completed, you will have seven working days to provide us with:

  • payment plan information
  • signed paperwork
  • a Birth Certificate or Care Card for age verification
 Withdrawal

We require a 30-day withdrawal notice. There is no refund for partial months due to vacation or illness.

Withdrawal requests must be made directly to our office 604-469-4536.