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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 all Early Childhood Education certified, and also trained in Community Care First Aid. In addition, they have numerous years of experience working at a preschool setting, and have attended many workshops that enable them to employ a wide variety of approaches while working with the preschool children. To assist with transitions for children who speak English as a second language, and to help communicate with their families, our teachers speak a variety of languages in addition to English, including Tagalog, and Cantonese.

Our Mission

WHAT'S OUR GOAL
Franklin Community Preschool has been an important part of the Vancouver Heights neighbourhood in East Vancouver for over 30 years. In 1977, the creation of the preschool fulfilled a strong community need for quality education geared toward the 3-5 age group in the area. The preschool continues to be run by a dedicated group of volunteer preschool parents who work closely with the teachers to provide an environment for children to learn, grow, and develop. Our licensed preschool serves all children in the community, including those with extra support needs.
While still primarily a play-based preschool, the teachers have begun implementing ideas around ‘Emergent Curriculum’, which is also called ‘Responsive Curriculum’. In essence, they teach the children about topics and ideas that the children themselves have expressed an interest, and have found that the children are thriving in this new environment.

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Curriculum

LEARNING STARTS WITH HAVING FUN

Think Outside The Box

In the classroom there is an emphasis on learning with natural materials. It is full of items and toys that are designed to spark the children’s natural curiosity and 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.

During Free Play, the child is exploring independently or as part of a small group, at self selected activities. The teachers are there to help guide and support the children’s development through facilitated play and encourage positive peer relationships through verbal modeling, 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, Bowling, tours at Cobs Bread, Fire hall, PetSmart,
and Kensington Arena. Parents are strongly encouraged to join the class on fieldtrip days.

Reading

The preschool also has use of the elementary school library. A buddy reading system has been initiated into our program between our 4’s class and the grade 4/5 split class at the elementary school.

Soccer Ball

In addition to the playground, the preschool uses the gymnasium at the elementary school on a regular basis to develop the children’s gross motor skills.

 

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WHAT PARENTS SAY ABOUT US

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Tuition

CLASS TIMES & FEES
  • 3 YEAR OLD FEES
  • $150.00
  • per month
  • Tue/Thur 9am – 11:30am
  • Children Must Bring Healthy Snacks
  • All Activities Included
  • No Late Pickup
  • JOIN US
  • 4 YEAR OLD FEES
  • $180.00
  • per month
  • Mon/Wed/Fri 9am – 11:30am
  • Children Must Bring Healthy Snacks
  • All Activities Included
  • No Late Pickup
  • JOIN US
  • 4 DAYS PER WEEK
  • $195.00
  • per month
  • Mon/Tue/Wed/Thur 12:45pm – 3:15pm
  • Children Must Bring Healthy Snacks
  • All Activities
  • No Late Pickup
  • JOIN US
  • 3 DAYS PER WEEK
  • $180.00
  • per month
  • Mon/Tues/Wed or Tues/Wed/Fri 12:45-3:15 pm
  • Children Must Bring Healthy Snacks
  • All Activities
  • No Late Pickup
  • JOIN US
  • 2 DAYS PER WEEK
  • $130.00
  • per month
  • Mon/Wed Or Tue/Thur 12:45pm – 3:15pm
  • Children Must Bring Healthy Snacks
  • All Activities
  • No Late Pickup
  • JOIN US

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A $65 NON-REFUNDABLE REGISTRATION FEE FOR NEW AND RETURNING FAMILIES FOLLOWED BY A $100/YEAR SUPPLIES 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 to ‘Franklin Preschool Society’.

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.

Fundraising
Franklin is a non-profit preschool that relies on parent fees, fundraising, private donations and grants to operate. Parent fees currently covers approximately 70% of operating costs, and as a result, we encourage all families to participate in the centre’s fundraising efforts or make a tax-deductible private donation. In past years, we have sold chocolates, blueberries, fleece socks and raffle tickets, and held wine tastings and donation drives. We thank you for your continuous support in helping to provide quality early childhood education.

Schedule

DO NOT MISS ANYTHING
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Four Year Olds
Four Year Olds
09:00
Two and a half hours
Three Year Olds
Three Year Olds
09:00
Two and a half hours
Four Year Olds
Four Year Olds
09:00
Two and a half hours
Three Year Olds
Three Year Olds
09:00
Two and a half hours
Four Year Olds
Four Year Olds
09:00
Two and a half hours
Four Days Per Week
Four Days Per Week
12:45
Two and a half hours

Three Days Per Week Options One And Two
Three Days Per Week Option One
 
12:45
Two and a half hours

Two Days Per Week Option One
Two Days Per Week
12:45
Two and a half hours
Four Days Per Week
Four Days Per Week
12:45
Two and a half hours

Three Days Per Week Options One And Two
Three Days Per Week Options One & Two
12:45
Two and a half Hours

Two Days Per Week Option Two
Two Days Per Week Option Two
12:45
Two and a half hours
Four Days Per Week
Four Days Per Week
12:45
Two and a half hours

Three Days Per Week Options One And Two
Three Days Per Week Options One & Two
12:45
Two and a half hours

Two Days Per Week Option One
Two Days Per Week
12:45
Two and a half hours
Four Days Per Week
Four Days Per Week
12:45
Two and a half hours
 

 


Two Days Per Week Option Two
Two Days Per Week Option Two
12:45
Two and a half hours
Three Days Per Week Options One And Two
Three Days Per Week Option Two
12:45
Two and a half hours

Monday

  • Four Year Olds
    09:00 – 11:30
  • Four Days Per Week
    12:45 – 15:15
  • Three Days Per Week Options One And Two
    12:45 – 15:15
  • Two Days Per Week Option One
    12:45 – 15:15

Tuesday

  • Three Year Olds
    09:00 – 11:30
  • Four Days Per Week
    12:45 – 15:15
  • Three Days Per Week Options One And Two
    12:45 – 15:15
  • Two Days Per Week Option Two
    12:45 – 15:15

Wednesday

  • Four Year Olds
    09:00 – 11:30
  • Four Days Per Week
    12:45 – 15:15
  • Three Days Per Week Options One And Two
    12:45 – 15:15
  • Two Days Per Week Option One
    12:45 – 15:15

Thursday

  • Three Year Olds
    09:00 – 11:30
  • Four Days Per Week
    12:45 – 15:15
  • Two Days Per Week Option Two
    12:45 – 15:15

Friday

  • Four Year Olds
    09:00 – 11:30
  • Three Days Per Week Options One And Two
    12:45 – 15:15
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Four Year Olds
Four Year Olds
09:00
Two and a half hours
Four Year Olds
Four Year Olds
09:00
Two and a half hours
Four Year Olds
Four Year Olds
09:00
Two and a half hours

Monday

  • Four Year Olds
    09:00 – 11:30

Wednesday

  • Four Year Olds
    09:00 – 11:30

Friday

  • Four Year Olds
    09:00 – 11:30
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Three Year Olds
Three Year Olds
09:00
Two and a half hours
Three Year Olds
Three Year Olds
09:00
Two and a half hours

Tuesday

  • Three Year Olds
    09:00 – 11:30

Thursday

  • Three Year Olds
    09:00 – 11:30
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Four Days Per Week
Four Days Per Week
12:45
Two and a half hours
Four Days Per Week
Four Days Per Week
12:45
Two and a half hours
Four Days Per Week
Four Days Per Week
12:45
Two and a half hours
Four Days Per Week
Four Days Per Week
12:45
Two and a half hours
 

 

Monday

  • Four Days Per Week
    12:45 – 15:15

Tuesday

  • Four Days Per Week
    12:45 – 15:15

Wednesday

  • Four Days Per Week
    12:45 – 15:15

Thursday

  • Four Days Per Week
    12:45 – 15:15
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Three Days Per Week Options One And Two
Three Days Per Week Option One
 
12:45
Two and a half hours
Three Days Per Week Options One And Two
Three Days Per Week Options One & Two
12:45
Two and a half Hours
Three Days Per Week Options One And Two
Three Days Per Week Options One & Two
12:45
Two and a half hours
Three Days Per Week Options One And Two
Three Days Per Week Option Two
12:45
Two and a half hours

Monday

  • Three Days Per Week Options One And Two
    12:45 – 15:15

Tuesday

  • Three Days Per Week Options One And Two
    12:45 – 15:15

Wednesday

  • Three Days Per Week Options One And Two
    12:45 – 15:15

Friday

  • Three Days Per Week Options One And Two
    12:45 – 15:15
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Two Days Per Week Option One
Two Days Per Week
12:45
Two and a half hours
Two Days Per Week Option One
Two Days Per Week
12:45
Two and a half hours

Monday

  • Two Days Per Week Option One
    12:45 – 15:15

Wednesday

  • Two Days Per Week Option One
    12:45 – 15:15
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Two Days Per Week Option Two
Two Days Per Week Option Two
12:45
Two and a half hours
Two Days Per Week Option Two
Two Days Per Week Option Two
12:45
Two and a half hours

Tuesday

  • Two Days Per Week Option Two
    12:45 – 15:15

Thursday

  • Two Days Per Week Option Two
    12:45 – 15:15
No events available!

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OUR DAILY LIFE

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.

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.