Early Learning

Play-Based Learning for Children Aged 3 to 5, including Early Learning and Daycare

Our play-based environment is guided by the BC Early Learning Framework document which supports the creation of a rich early learning experience and environment that enhances a young child’s natural curiousity to learn.

Why Early Learning Is Important

Current research suggests that there are vital windows of opportunity in a preschool age child’s development that prepares them for academic success later in their life. Rich experiences during the early years strongly influences a love for life-long learning and health. We believe every child deserves this opportunity to succeed!

In early learning, a child can:

  • Establish a lifelong love of learning
  • Learn to be social and play with peers
  • Develop confidence and self-esteem
  • Learn to work in a team
  • Acquire key social, emotional, physical, and cognitive skills
  • Learn the value of respectful listening

What Happens At Preschool

Our approach follows the play-based Early Learning Framework. This means the activities your child participates in are not only fun and age-appropriate, but will also encourage learning. Your child will have his or her social, emotional, physical, cognitive and creative needs encouraged during an extraordinary time of development and growth.

A day at preschool usually looks like this:

  • Meet and Greet – We say hello and get ready to play and be with our friends.
  • Free Play – A time to play with friends at a variety of stations, such as the house play area, floor toys, blocks, art, painting, puzzles, and much more!
  • A Healthy Snack sent from home
  • Circle Time – singing songs, finger plays, stories, games & sharing.
  • Outdoor Play – On the playground, in the sandbox or in our outdoor kitchen.
  • Home

Our Preschool Locations

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Clearbrook Early Learning Centre

Telephone 604-859-3830

Email earlylearning@handinhand.ca

Address 3154 Clearbrook Rd, Abbotsford, BC

Dr. Thomas Swift Elementary

Telephone (604)859-0717

Email thomasswift@handinhand.ca

Address 34800 Mierau Avenue, Abbotsford, BC

Mountain Elementary

Telephone (604)850-3609

Email mountain@handinhand.ca

Address 2299 Mountain Drive, Abbotsford, BC

Ten-Broeck Elementary

Telephone (604)870-5671

Email tenbroeck@handinhand.ca

Address 2580 Stanley Street, Abbotsford, BC

Terry Fox Elementary

Telephone (604)859-5964

Email terryfox@handinhand.ca

Address 3071 Babich Street, Abbotsford, BC

Upper Sumas Elementary

Telephone (604)852-8228

Email uppersumas@handinhand.ca

Address 36321 Vye Road, Abbotsford, BC

What Happens At Daycare

A day at daycare usually looks like this:

  • Meet and Greet – We say hello and get ready to play and be with our friends.
  • Morning Free Play – A time to play with friends at a variety of stations, such as the house play area, floor toys, blocks, art, painting, puzzles, and much more!
  • A Healthy Snack from their lunch kit
  • Circle Time – singing songs, finger plays, stories, games, and sharing
  • Outdoor Play – On the playground, in the sandbox or in our outdoor kitchen.
  • Lunch Time sent from home
  • Quiet / Rest Time – All children in daycare are required to have a quiet/rest time. For children who do not nap, there will be quiet activities such as books and puzzles.
  • A Healthy Snack provided by Hand in Hand
  • Afternoon Free Play with art activities and outdoor play

Our Daycare Locations

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Clearbrook Early Learning Centre

Telephone 604-859-3830

Email earlylearning@handinhand.ca

Address 3154 Clearbrook Rd, Abbotsford, BC

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