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Licensed Preschool

Cookie Monster Preschool

Cookie Monster Preschool - City owned Licensed Preschool

2021-2021 School Year

Program Year Born Day Time Space Available Price
3yrs AM - Play Based 2018 Tu/Th 9:00am-11:30am 10 $120.00/month
3/4yrs Combined PM Science & Nature 2017/2018 Tu/Th 12:30pm-3:00pm 10 $130.00/month
4yrs AM - Play Based 2017 M/W/F 8:30am-11:30am 10 $165.00/month
4yrs PM - Play Based 2017 M/W/F 12:30pm-3:30pm 10 $165.00/month

2021-2022 School Year Registration

Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year will begin on February 22, 2021. To register or for more details, please call Douglas Recreation Centre at 604-514-2865.

Open House by appointment only from February 16 to February 18, 2021, please call Douglas Recreation Centre at 604-514-2865 to book a timeslot.




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Our History
The Cookie Monster Preschool has been serving families since 1972 at the Douglas Recreation Centre.  Over time the program has developed from a recreational program to a licensed preschool. We are proud of our history and the quality of our preschool.
Our Philosophy
The goals and objectives for our preschool are based on the belief that children learn through play, exploration and interaction with other children.  Our preschool is intentionally structured in order to provide the children with opportunities to explore, make choices and interact with other children and adults in the classroom.
We believe that a child’s growth is sequential.  This is reflected in certain routines which are repeated each time your child attends class.  These routines allow the freedom for each child to grow at his/her own pace socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually.
Enrolment Information
A $25.00 non-refundable fee and the September payment are due at the time of registration.
Monthly payments are due on  the 1st of each month by post-dated cheques only. Cheques for the entire school year are required prior to classes beginning in September. 
All returned cheques will be subject to a $25.00 NSF fee
We are proud of our teaching staff and their qualifications.  Our staff are chosen for their skills in providing loving and understanding care to children.  We are dedicated to providing the best environment for your child’s growth and development. 
All preschool teachers are licensed in Early Childhood Education, have completed Criminal Record checks and valid first aid certificates.
Classroom Activities
Free Play:
During this time the children are encouraged to discover, explore and use their imagination while engaging in the block, manipulative, dramatic, art, sensory, library and science centers in the classroom.
Activity Transition:
Our teacher uses songs to signal a change in the routine. For example, clean up time has a “Clean Up” song and the children learn to clean up.
Learning Centres:
Learning centres are areas within our classroom with a collection of activities and materials.  These materials are related by subject, purpose, or projected skills.  These activities and materials are used independently by the children, or with teacher direction, to reinforce and/or enrich one or more skills or concepts. 
We have a snack time during every class, and parents are asked to provide a healthy, appropriate sized snack and water or juice in a reusable container for their child. Due to allergy concerns, we do not encourage sharing. 
Music and Movement:
Through movement, children develop gross motor skills and stay fit at the same time. They learn cause and effect, action and reaction and adding music makes it fun. The children move to the beat, finding their own individual rhythm.
Gross Motor Skills:
Our program plans for at least 30 minutes each day of either outside playground time at our newly fenced in playground or inside gym time.
Circle Time:
Teacher led activities including songs, poetry, finger-plays, discussions, stories, puppets, music and movement or drama.