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Welcome to the Summerland Early Learning Centre
Daycare (Age 3-5)

We are now accepting names for our waitlist for the 2025 year. Please email to place your child on the wait list. Please include their year of birth.

Summerland Early Learning Centre provides a licensed, full day Child Care Program incorporating comprehensive preschool education that nurtures the joy of discovery and the love of learning.

We believe that children are naturally curious and active participants in their learning journey. Our teachers facilitate learning through discovery and nurture a love of learning by providing children with an engaging environment carefully selected to guide learning outcomes. Learning is a journey of inquiry, a constantly evolving process that interconnects children with their environment and the people in it. Our program of activities incorporates a flexible Preschool Curriculum that fosters holistic, interconnected learning through play. Our qualified and experienced educators create learning activities and environments that encourage children to construct their own knowledge of concepts through their active experiences of play. These play experiences cover a wide spectrum of learning and development in areas such as creative art, drama, literacy, numeracy, social, cultural, environmental, science, construction, music and physical literacy. Our program of activities focuses on encouraging the holistic development of the growing child (physical, intellectual, creative, emotional, social, intellectual and language).

“Stand aside for a while and leave room for learning, observe carefully what children do, and then, if you have understood well, perhaps teaching will be different from before.”
Quote by Loris Malaguzzi 

Our Early Learning Program (daycare) operates daily from 7:30 am – 5:00 pm (when fully staffed) and we are open year round with the exception of summer and winter breaks, statutory holidays, and Easter Monday.

For more information, please contact the Summerland Montessori School Office for a copy of our Information Handbook.

As a licensed facility we have been approved to opt in for the Fee Reduction Initiative offered by the Ministry of Children and Family Development in BC. In addition, families may apply to the Affordable Child Care Benefit program to see if they are eligible for further child care subsidy. Click here to find out more