At Sidney Preschool we offer the Sea Stars Preschool Program and the Chickadees Child Care Program.

Sea Stars is our four hour preschool program for children 30 months to 5 years of age. This program is offered Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 12:55 pm. We follow the School District #63 school calendar with a start date one week after Labour Day and an end date one week prior to the last day of school. Parents choose 2, 3, or 4 days per week.

Because we are a cooperative preschool, all families must participate in the running of the preschool; however, parents can choose the level of participation/fees that best suit your family.

Options are:

Full Participation
Parents help out in the classroom approximately once a month, working alongside the ECE. This can be a rewarding experience for both parent and child. Parents attend 90 minute mandatory monthly business meetings and parent education sessions. These are held in the evenings and children are not permitted to attend. Parents hold a volunteer job that helps with the operation of the preschool.

Partial Participation
No classroom helper days are required. Parents attend 30 minute mandatory monthly business meetings and are encouraged to attend our parent education session that immediately follows. Parents hold a volunteer job that helps with the operation of the preschool.

Light Participation
No classroom helper days are required. Parents are encouraged to attend our monthly meetings but not required. Parents must hold a volunteer job that helps with the operation of the preschool.

*We do fund-raising all year long and although parents are encouraged to participate, there is an option to opt out of fund-raising.

Fee Structure and Schedule Options

Twice per Week
Mondays/Wednesdays OR
Tuesdays/Thursdays

Full Participation fees: $190.00
Partial Participation fees: $250.00
Light Participation fees:TBD

Three times per Week:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday OR
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Full Participation fees: $250.00
Partial Participation fees:$340.00
Light Participation fees:TBD

Four times per week:
Monday through Thursday
Full Participation fees: $340.00
Partial Participation fees:$450.00
Light Participation fees:TBD

Child Care Option

Our six hour child care program combines our preschool program with an added two hours and twenty minutes in the afternoons for a full day from 9 am to 3:15 pm.

Children will begin in the busier Sea Stars Program and end the day with Chickadees, a quieter more low key afternoon program. Our afternoon starts with an extension of our outdoor play time and includes a shared buffet snack, a rest or nap (if desired), an opportunity to continue projects started in the morning, and small group play and activities based on the children’s interests. This class is led by our ECE and there is no parent participation in the afternoons.

Fees for the Chickadees program are as follows:
Two Days per Week
+$120.00

Three Days Per Week
+$150.00

Four Days Per Week:
+$180.00