Preschool and Out of School Care
Preschool at Hamilton Community Centre
This program is designed to develop the whole child intellectually, socially, physically, emotionally and cognitively. Programs are based on the children's expressed interests and developmental needs and are planned on a week-to-week and/or month-to-month basis. We provide a variety of indoor activities for children to explore and investigate - including ones that address the diverse backgrounds of the children in our care, their families and our community. Emphasis is placed on learning through play and children having the freedom and opportunity to develop five developmental selves (social, emotional, physical, intellectual and creative) by engaging in experiences that are enriching, interesting and fun.
Preschool Brochure 2022-2023
2022-2023 School Year Registration
The preschool runs September to June except on statutory holidays, public school breaks (winter and spring) and two professional development days. There are two teachers with each class of 20 students. Children must be 3 years of age by December 31, 2022 to be eligible for the 2022-2023 School Year.
Contact Amanda Yipp, Director of Child Care Services at 604-204-8655 or Amanda.Yipp@richmond.ca for more information.
Preschool Rainbows and Unicorns - Licensed
A variety program that includes crafts, games and songs.
For programs below, children are not permitted to be registered for morning and afternoon sessions on the same day; however, children can be registered for multiple classes to make up 5 days a week.
Out of School Care (OSC) at Hamilton Community Centre
Hamilton's School Age Care programs offer quality licensed school age care for children five to 12 years old. The staff team is energetic and creative and support children in a fun and nurturing environment. All programs adhere to licensing regulations and instructors work closely with Richmond Health Services.
Out of School Care operates Monday to Friday, 7:00 to 8:45am and 2:45 to 6:00pm September to June, except on statutory holidays and up to two professional days. Daycamp care is also offered during seasonal school breaks in December and March. Hamilton's Out of School care provides care for students from Hamilton Elementary School. The Morning Care program includes breakfast with the After Care program including an afternoon snack and childcare on professional days, early dismissal days and during winter and spring break.
Out of School Care brochure 2022-2023
|Kindergarten-Grade 7||Mon-Fri: Morning Care||7:00-8:45am||$212.25|
|Kindergarten-Grade 7||Mon-Fri: After Care||2:45-6:00pm||$438.80|
|Kindergarten-Grade 7||Mon-Fri: Morning and After Care||7:00-8:45am
Note: Part-time registration is permitted if space available. Contact Amanda Yipp, Director of Child Care Services, at 604-204-8655 or Amanda.Yipp@richmond.ca to be placed on the part-time waitlist and for up-to-date information.Hamilton Community Association Child Care staff have developed a website to provide information and updates about the Licensed and Out of School Care and Licensed Preschool programs.