We are passionate about creating nourishing experiences and environments for children to learn and to grow.

Deep Cove Program

A nature and mindfulness program set in the heart of Deep Cove. We are so pleased to be offering a half day and full day preschool program at our new location on Cypress Road. A beautful 1 acre property situated on a residental road, surrounded by gazeebos and gardens makes for a peaceful environment to learn and grow.

This is a licensed program for children 30 months to school age. Please note: children must turn 36 months by December 31 to enrol for September in our half day program.

Half Day Preschool:

The class offerings below reflect the 2021/2022 school year. This program follows the same schedule as SD63 with a two week closure at Christmas and Spring Break. We are also closed for one professional development day as well as all statuatory holidays.

Tues/Thurs 8:45 – 12 pm

$285 per month

Mon/Wed/Fri 8:45 – 12 pm

$415 per month

Tues/Thurs 12:30 – 3:30 pm

$285 per month

 

First Day of School: September 7, 2021

Last Day of School: June 29, 2022

 

Scheduled Closures:

October 12, 2021 (Pro-D Day)

December 20 – January 3, 2022

March 21 – April 1, 2022

 

Daily Rhythm: 

Morning:

  • 9 am arrival and greeting
  • 9 – 10 am: open-ended exploration inside
  • 10 am: clean-up and classroom tending
  • 10:10 – 10:30 am: morning circle (songs, story, mindfulness, and movement)
  • 10:30 – 11 am: bathrooms, hand-washing, and morning nourishment (parents provide)
  • 11 – 12 pm: outdoor exploration and pick-up

Afternoon:

  • 12:30 pm: arrival and greeting
  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm: open-ended exploration inside
  • 1:30 pm: clean-up and classroom tending
  • 1:40 – 2 pm: afternoon circle (songs, story, mindfulness, and movement)
  • 2 – 2:30 pm: bathrooms, hand-washing, afternoon nourishment (parents provide)
  • 2:30 – 3:30 pm: outdoor exploration and pick-up

Full Day Program:

This full-day program mirrors our McTavish Academy program operating 12 months of the year with a one week closure in December and August. We are also closed for two professional development days per year and are closed all statuatory holidays.

The fees below are reflective of the September 2021 – August 2022 year and do not include the fee reduction initaitive. Our hours of operation are 7:30 – 5 pm with flexible drop-off and pick-up times.

Tues I Thurs:

$600 / month

Mon I Wed I Fri:

$900 / month

Mon – Fri:

$1,500 / month

 

2021/2022 Closure Dates:

October 12, 2021 (Pro-D Day)

December 20 – 24, 2021

March 18, 2022 (Pro-D Day)

August 29 – September 2, 2022

 

Daily Rhythm (subject to change):
  • 7:30 – 9 am: arrival & classroom exploration. Morning nourishment provided (changes seasonally with an emphasis on local and organic)
  • 9 – 10 am: optional outdoor time and/or indoor classroom exploration
  • 9:45 – 10 am: clean-up
  • 10 – 10:25 am: morning circle (inclusive of songs, stories, mindfulness, and movement)
  • 10:25 – 10:45 am: morning snack (parents provide)
  • 10:45 – 11 am:: bathrooms & transition for outside
  • 11 – 12 pm: outdoor nature time (inclusive of access to our nature inspired play-space, gardening, and nature walks)
  • 12 – 1 pm: transition inside & lunch (parents provide)
  • 1 – 2:30 pm: afternoon quiet activities and/or nap
  • 2:15 – 3 pm: yoga, music, dance, baking, or art
  • 3 – 3:15 pm: afternoon nourishment (provided)
  • 3:15 – 3:30 pm: bathrooms & transition for outside
  • 3:30 – 5 pm: outdoor nature time
  • 5 pm: pick up outside

 

 

 

 

 

Testimonials

What Kids are saying
  • “Once upon a time there was a little girl named Mattea and she always liked to go to Storyoga. The little girl had so much fun at Storyoga that she even didn’t want to leave.” ~ Mattea, 4
  • “She reads us stories and we colour. I love drawing inside the shapes – and about Vanessa, I love her!” ~ Darien, 4
  • I like doing the downward dog and the pom – pom blessing. I like yoga because it is good for your body and we learn about nature.” ~ Lucas, 6
  • “I like the stories Vanessa read to us, and I liked doing Namaste Mountain.” ~ Renee, 6
What Parents are saying
  • “I heard about your classes and camps from several of the Sidney Preschool moms. I’ve talked to quite a few people about your classes at Strongstart, Preschool, and in Logan’s Kindergarten and I have never heard a bad thing. You should be really proud of the strong reputation you have built in your small community.” ~ Joscelyn, Sidney BC
  • “Kaylee absolutely loves the class and you also. We have tried a few after-school things before and she has never been enthusiastic about them. With this yoga she comes home and can’t wait to show us what she is learning. Thanks for all the energy you put into it.” ~ Sarah Paulson, Sidney BC
What Teachers are saying
  • “Hi Vanessa. Thanks so much for having me. I felt so comfortable… a sense of coming home or at least inspiration for the type of environment I want to be involved with. Out of all the centres I visited, yours was the most beautiful in so many ways, especially the vibration of peace.” ~ Yvonne MacKenzie, Pender Island BC
  • “Vanessa’s interactive storytelling, wide use of colorful, playful props and the brilliant way in which she engages children in yoga poses was a hit with the children in our program! Thank you Vanessa for exposing our children to yoga in such a fun, positive way.” ~ Lori, Victoria BC