Discovery House Preschool

1490 Lynwood Ave, Port Coquitlam
(604) 941-9227


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Philosophy / Mission Statement:
At Discovery House, we offer a balanced, quality program with enthusiastic, experienced and supportive staff who believe in a positive approach to teaching young children. We also believe that children are active learners and that they all learn in different ways and at their own rates.

In mixed groupings of three and four year olds, we strive to meet each individual child's needs and potentials in all areas of their development. A nurturing, safe environment encourages strong self-concepts through a program including art, music, drama, language arts and math foundation skills, social studies, science, social interaction, physical activities, intellectual stimulation, concept development and language enrichment. Curiosity, discovery, and empathy are encouraged.

With a curriculum based on sound child development principles and an appreciation of how children learn through rich and challenging play experiences, we offer a creative environment with a good balance between teacher-directed and child-directed activities. We realize that children learn and play to make sense of their world and need a wide variety of experiences to help them do this.

Our centre prides itself in offering an exciting program that promotes acceptance and diversity, social responsibility, artistic and creative development, physical strength and coordination, good health and well-being, imagination, and teamwork. We understand that future happiness and academic success rely on solid foundations of social and emotional competencies and we integrate those skills into all areas of our curriculum on a daily basis.

Centre Features:
Bright, stimulating environment with many challenging centres for art, puppets, building, dramatic play, manipulatives, reading, music, games, and more. Large outdoor play area for soccer, basketball, races, parachute, climbing, tricycles, and active cooperative play.

Community Served: School District #43
In Business Since: 1979
License Capacity: Maximum 20 children per class
Ages of Children: 30 months - 5 years (Preschool regulations require that children turn a minimum of 3 years old the calendar year that they start preschool)
Facility Type: Preschool
Curriculum Type: Academic, Developmental, Interactive and Play Based
Integrated Special Needs: Yes
Teacher to Child Ratio: 1:10 Plus supported childcare staff when necessary to support children with special needs
Staff Qualifications:
Barb Andrew (Owner/Teacher)- ECE license and current BC K-12 teacher certification
2nd teacher - ECE certification
3rd teacher - current BC K-12 teacher certification and former ECE assistant certification
Staff have current CPR? Yes
Hours of Operation: M/W/F am class- 9:00-12:00 and T/TH am class- 9:00-12:00
Fee Schedule: Please call to inquire
Subsidy Available? Yes
Toilet Training Required? Yes
Transportation Available? No
Professional Association Affiliations? CCRR, Supported Child Development

Please contact Barb Andrew at 
(604) 941-9227 or email
to discuss your family's childcare needs

Let them know that you found them on the Canada Child Care Directory!

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