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Welcome to Franklin Preschool

A Responsive Curriculum Preschool

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Meet our Staff

WE ARE ALL HERE TO HELP YOU

The teachers at Franklin Community Preschool are certified Early Childhood Educators and trained in Community Care First Aid.  Experienced, enthusiastic and nurturing, all of our teachers also regularly attend workshops that enable them to employ a variety of approaches for working with preschool-aged children.

Mission and Values

WHAT'S OUR GOAL

Our Mission

Franklin Preschool is committed to delivering quality play-based preschool education by providing a nurturing, safe and fun learning environment for the families of our local community.

Our Values

Family and community: non-profit, parent-led organization that is collaborative and responsive to the needs of our local community
Play-based learning:  follow a ‘responsive curriculum’ that concentrates on the individual’s areas of interests, strengths and needs
Diversity and inclusivity: commitment to support, foster and encourage the inclusion and equal treatment of all diverse groups within our community
Encourage: recognize the unique abilities of each child and encourage their curiosity of the world around them
Nurture: provide a happy and calm environment to play, learn and grow together
Develop: prepare children for kindergarten and beyond by developing key skills, such as socializing and working independently 

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Curriculum

LEARNING STARTS WITH HAVING FUN

Think Outside The Box

The classroom is full of items and toys that are designed to spark the children’s natural curiosity and to assist them to learn about the world through play and interacting with their peers. In addition to learning about colours, days of the week, basic alphabet and numeracy concepts, the children are taught important life lessons about sharing, compassion, empathy, and their own emotions.

Each session includes Circle Time, which is a large group activity led by a teacher that may include: music and movement, songs, puppetry, books, games and social stories.

We incorporate many topics throughout the year and cover issues and ideas that are suggested by the children. By following their interest, we keep the Circle Time focused on their needs and what is currently a topic of discussion or concern in their minds.

During Free Play, children explore independently or as part of a small group, at self-selected activities. This creates opportunities for the children to flourish in social, emotional, intellectual, physical, and creative ways.

The teachers help guide and support the children’s development through facilitated play and encourage positive peer relationships through verbal modelling, turn taking and positive feedback.

Pumpkins

To enhance the children’s education, the preschool brings in guest speakers and performers, and organizes field trips to such locales as Maplewood Farm, Pumpkin Patch, Stanley Park, Fire hall. Parents are strongly encouraged to join the class on fieldtrip days.

Reading

The preschool has access to many different books of interest at the preschool. The teachers read stories, social stories, and/or felt stories during circle time. During free exploration the children have access to these materials for independent explorations or with their teachers and peers.

Soccer Ball

Our program includes spending time outdoors every day for at least 30 minutes, so we ask that your child be dressed according to the weather.

There are so many fun activities to do outside, including riding tricycles, bikes, scooters, playing with chalk and bubbles. The preschoolers also work with their teachers to create special scavenger hunts for our neighborhood nature walks.

 

Testimonials

WHAT PARENTS SAY ABOUT US

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Gallery

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Awards

Child Care Legacy Award
2018 Child Care Legacy Award

Fees

CLASS TIMES & FEES
  • 3 YEAR OLD FEES
  • $180.00
  • per month
  • Tue/Thur 8:45am – 11:45am
  • Children Must Bring Healthy Snacks
  • All Activities Included
  • No Late Pickup
  • JOIN US
  • 4 YEAR OLD FEES
  • $260.00
  • per month
  • Mon/Wed/Fri 8:45am – 11:45am
  • Children Must Bring Healthy Snacks
  • All Activities Included
  • No Late Pickup
  • JOIN US
  • 4 DAYS PER WEEK
  • $300.00
  • per month
  • Mon/Tue/Wed/Thur 12:15pm – 3:15pm
  • Children Must Bring Healthy Snacks
  • All Activities
  • No Late Pickup
  • JOIN US
  • 3 DAYS PER WEEK
  • $260.00
  • per month
  • Mon/Tues/Wed or Tues/Wed/Thur 12:15pm-3:15 pm
  • Children Must Bring Healthy Snacks
  • All Activities
  • No Late Pickup
  • JOIN US
  • 2 DAYS PER WEEK
  • $180.00
  • per month
  • Mon/Wed Or Tue/Thur 12:15pm – 3:15pm
  • Children Must Bring Healthy Snacks
  • All Activities
  • No Late Pickup
  • JOIN US

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A $70 NON-REFUNDABLE REGISTRATION FEE FOR NEW AND RETURNING FAMILIES FOLLOWED BY A $100/YEAR MATERIALS FEE.

Fees must be paid in advance to the preschool by post dated cheques made payable to ‘Franklin Preschool Society’. You may either provide ten monthly cheques, two cheques (one for each term, Sept-Dec and June and Jan-May) or one cheque for the full year’s tuition. Cheques are made payable for the first day of the month.

If you choose to withdraw your child during the school year, we ask that you provide at least one calendar month’s notice; otherwise we regret that we will be unable to return that month’s fee. Because it is difficult to find parents willing to enrol their children starting in May and June, the latest we will grant refunds for withdrawals is for notice given on March 31st stating you will be withdrawing on April 30th. Notice given later than March 31st will result in the preschool keeping your May and June fees.

There is a $20 charge for any NSF cheques. After two NSF cheques, this will result in us kindly asking for cash, certified cheques or bank drafts for the remainder of the school year.

Franklin Preschool is offering drop-in classes for enrolled students and new students. There will be a $20 registration fee for new families followed by a $35 drop-in fee per class. Payment is due on the day of drop-in. Registration package is still required for drop-in classes.

Subsidy
Government subsidies are available for full or a portion of preschool fees for families with lower incomes. These are granted based on parent income information. If you require assistance paying preschool fees, please speak to a teacher about applying for government subsidy.

Please note that for the months of December and March, due to the preschool being closed for two weeks for Winter break and one week for Spring break, the parent is responsible to cover the portion of the subsidy amount during the weeks when the preschool is closed. Please speak to a teacher for more information.

Drop-in Classes

Franklin Preschool offers drop-in classes for enrolled students and new students. There will be a $20 registration fee for new families followed by a $35 drop-in fee per class. Payment is due on the day of drop-in. A registration package is still required for drop-in classes.

Schedule

DO NOT MISS ANYTHING
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Four Year Olds
Four Year Olds
08:45
Three hours
Three Year Olds
Three Year Olds
08:45
Three hours
Four Year Olds
Four Year Olds
08:45
Three hours
Three Year Olds
Three Year Olds
08:45
Three hours
Four Year Olds
Four Year Olds
08:45
Three hours
Four Days Per Week
Four Days Per Week
12:15
Three hours

Three Days Per Week Options One And Two
Three Days Per Week Option One
 
12:15
Three hours

Two Days Per Week Option One
Two Days Per Week
12:15
Three hours
Four Days Per Week
Four Days Per Week
12:15
Three hours

Three Days Per Week Options One And Two
Three Days Per Week Options One & Two
12:15
Three hours

Two Days Per Week Option Two
Two Days Per Week Option Two
12:15
Three hours
Four Days Per Week
Four Days Per Week
12:15
Three hours

Three Days Per Week Options One And Two
Three Days Per Week Options One & Two
12:15
Three hours

Two Days Per Week Option One
Two Days Per Week
12:15
Three hours
Four Days Per Week
Four Days Per Week
12:15
Three hours
 

 


Three Days Per Week Options One And Two
Three Days Per Week Options One & Two
12:15
Three hours

Two Days Per Week Option Two
Two Days Per Week Option Two
12:15
Three hours

Monday

  • Four Year Olds
    08:45 – 11:45
  • Four Days Per Week
    12:15 – 15:15
  • Three Days Per Week Options One And Two
    12:15 – 15:15
  • Two Days Per Week Option One
    12:15 – 15:15

Tuesday

  • Three Year Olds
    08:45 – 11:45
  • Four Days Per Week
    12:15 – 15:15
  • Three Days Per Week Options One And Two
    12:15 – 15:15
  • Two Days Per Week Option Two
    12:15 – 15:15

Wednesday

  • Four Year Olds
    08:45 – 11:45
  • Four Days Per Week
    12:15 – 15:15
  • Three Days Per Week Options One And Two
    12:15 – 15:15
  • Two Days Per Week Option One
    12:15 – 15:15

Thursday

  • Three Year Olds
    08:45 – 11:45
  • Four Days Per Week
    12:15 – 15:15
  • Three Days Per Week Options One And Two
    12:15 – 15:15
  • Two Days Per Week Option Two
    12:15 – 15:15

Friday

  • Four Year Olds
    08:45 – 11:30
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Four Year Olds
Four Year Olds
08:45
Three hours
Four Year Olds
Four Year Olds
08:45
Three hours
Four Year Olds
Four Year Olds
08:45
Three hours

Monday

  • Four Year Olds
    08:45 – 11:45

Wednesday

  • Four Year Olds
    08:45 – 11:45

Friday

  • Four Year Olds
    08:45 – 11:30
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Three Year Olds
Three Year Olds
08:45
Three hours
Three Year Olds
Three Year Olds
08:45
Three hours

Tuesday

  • Three Year Olds
    08:45 – 11:45

Thursday

  • Three Year Olds
    08:45 – 11:45
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Four Days Per Week
Four Days Per Week
12:15
Three hours
Four Days Per Week
Four Days Per Week
12:15
Three hours
Four Days Per Week
Four Days Per Week
12:15
Three hours
Four Days Per Week
Four Days Per Week
12:15
Three hours
 

 

Monday

  • Four Days Per Week
    12:15 – 15:15

Tuesday

  • Four Days Per Week
    12:15 – 15:15

Wednesday

  • Four Days Per Week
    12:15 – 15:15

Thursday

  • Four Days Per Week
    12:15 – 15:15
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Three Days Per Week Options One And Two
Three Days Per Week Option One
 
12:15
Three hours
Three Days Per Week Options One And Two
Three Days Per Week Options One & Two
12:15
Three hours
Three Days Per Week Options One And Two
Three Days Per Week Options One & Two
12:15
Three hours
Three Days Per Week Options One And Two
Three Days Per Week Options One & Two
12:15
Three hours

Monday

  • Three Days Per Week Options One And Two
    12:15 – 15:15

Tuesday

  • Three Days Per Week Options One And Two
    12:15 – 15:15

Wednesday

  • Three Days Per Week Options One And Two
    12:15 – 15:15

Thursday

  • Three Days Per Week Options One And Two
    12:15 – 15:15
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Two Days Per Week Option One
Two Days Per Week
12:15
Three hours
Two Days Per Week Option One
Two Days Per Week
12:15
Three hours

Monday

  • Two Days Per Week Option One
    12:15 – 15:15

Wednesday

  • Two Days Per Week Option One
    12:15 – 15:15
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Two Days Per Week Option Two
Two Days Per Week Option Two
12:15
Three hours
Two Days Per Week Option Two
Two Days Per Week Option Two
12:15
Three hours

Tuesday

  • Two Days Per Week Option Two
    12:15 – 15:15

Thursday

  • Two Days Per Week Option Two
    12:15 – 15:15
No events available!

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Registration Process

We encourage all new families interested in registering to contact the preschool to book a tour with our Supervisor, who will be happy to explain the preschool program and answer any questions that you may have.
Returning families receive first priority over new families for registration in the upcoming school year.
It is a first come first serve basis for all families during your registration window. In order to secure your space the registration, material and first month’s fees must be paid and a post-dated cheque for the last month’s school fees must be submitted at the time of registration.

Important Dates

Returning Families
Registration for returning families opens on the 1st January for the upcoming school term in September of the same year.
Returning families must email the Supervisor stating which class you wish to be enrolled in and to ensure that the registration and material fees are paid, as well as submit cheques for September and June (post-dated) tuition fees.

New Families
Registration for new families opens on the 1st February for the upcoming school term in September of the same year.
Prospective families are requested to complete a registration form along with the payment of the registration fee.
Families accepted must then also pay the Materials Fee and first month fee, as well as submit a post-dated cheque for June’s tuition fee in order to secure your spot.

Waitlist
Franklin Preschool maintains a waitlist for spaces in the program. Waitlists operate on a first come first serve basis. Priority is given to siblings of children currently enrolled in the program, returning families, and children of preschool age. We reserve the right to have one to three spaces for each morning class designated for children who require extra support.

Registration Forms

New families must complete a Registration Form and submit with their registration fee, materials fee and first/last month’s fees.

Once accepted into the centre, please complete all of the below documents prior to your child’s first day of preschool.

Franklin Preschool Society

and the Board of Directors

In 2009, Franklin Preschool established itself as a non-profit society and since then the school has been managed by a Board of Directors that is made up of volunteer parents.
The Board works closely with the teachers to ensure that the Preschool operates smoothly and helps to resolve any issues that may arise over the year.
The Board, which is the License Holder of the Preschool, is also responsible for making governing decisions, ensuring financial stability and making sure that it acts in accordance with the mission, values and by-laws of the Preschool and the Society.
All families automatically become a member of the Society when they enroll at the Preschool and are also encouraged to sit on the Board, take part in Society activities, attend open meetings and voice their opinions about the running of the Preschool.

Contact Us

VISIT US OR DROP US A LINE

Phone: 604.291.9310

Fax: 604.713.4711

Address: 250 South Skeena Street, Vancouver, BC V5K 4N8

eMail us directly at franklinpreschool@gmail.com

Franklin Community Preschool is located in the portable classroom on the grounds of Sir John Franklin Elementary School, located at 250 South Skeena Street in Vancouver. The closest cross streets to the preschool are Pandora Street and Kootenay Street. The school is in a quiet residential neighborhood north of Hastings, and between the PNE and Boundary Road.

If you have questions or comments, we encourage you to contact us. Keep in mind that teachers do not always answer the phone during class hours, but if it’s an emergency, phone twice and we will be alerted by the second set of rings.

Located in East Vancouver on the border of North Burnaby, Franklin Preschool services the surrounding neighborhoods of the Vancouver and Burnaby Heights. We are at the edge of East Vancouver at Pandora and Skeena on the border of North Burnaby.