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South Arm

Preschool and Out of School Care

Children and CraftsPreschool
South Arm Community Centre sponsors two licensed preschools.

Child's World Preschool is situated in the Community Hall within South Arm Park, at the foot of Garden City Road, south of Williams Road. 

Preschool Parade is situated in the South Arm Community Centre, in a room that opens up to a playground.

Both preschools offer a licensed program that provides a safe and friendly transition between home and school. Our preschools are designed to develop the whole child, with many opportunities for learning through play.

We offer a diverse setting where children of various cultures and backgrounds can share and learn about each other. Our curriculum is planned to incorporate a variety of subjects, themes, special holidays and multicultural events.

Preschool In-SessionTeachers are qualified and experienced in Early Childhood Education. All staff have CPR and First Aid certificates.

Preschool registration must be done in person. Please bring your child's:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Care Card
  • Immunization Record

Fees payable by cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express or cheque are due at registration. An additional registration fee may be applied. Monthly post-dated payments for the remainder of the school year are acceptable.

The next Preschool term is from September 2016 to June 2017 with a winter and spring break vacation. For all licensed preschools, children must turn appropriate age by December 31, 2016.

Public registration for the 2017-2018 School Year starts on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. for children born in 2013 and 2014. Registration is ongoing.  

Preschool - Child's World Licensed

Age Days Time
3 yrs  T/TH 9:00-11:30 am
3-4 yrs M/W/F 9:00-11:30 am
4 yrs M/W/F  9:00 am-1:00 pm
4 yrs T/TH 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Preschool - Preschool Parade Licensed
This program encourages social and intellectual growth.

Age Days Time
3 yrs T/Th  9:00-11:30 am
4 yrs M/W/F 9:00-11:30 am
3-4 yrs M/W/F 12:15-2:45 pm
For more information please call South Arm Community Centre at 604-238-8060. For fees and times refer to the online interactive Parks, Recreation and Culture Guide.

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Out of School CareSouth Arm Summer Day Camp 1

Quality licensed school age care is provided for children 5 to 12 years, Kindergarten to Grade 7. Our Out of School Care (OSC) programs are staffed by energetic and creative instructors who support children in a fun and nurturing environment. All programs adhere to government regulations and work closely with Richmond Health Services and South Arm Programs

In-person registration is required for all Out of School Care programs. Registration is ongoing.
Director of Childcare: Kevin Cromie

The Kindergarten to Grade 2 OSC program is located at the South Arm Hall. The Grade 3-7 OSC program is located at South Arm Community Centre. We provide care for students from William Bridge, Walter Lee, James Whiteside and Howard Debeck Elementary Schools.

The program operates from September through June, Monday to Friday, 7:00 to 9:00 am and 2:00 to 6:00 pm. and during most holidays. We also offer Summer Daycamps in July and August.

South Arm Community Association's OSC and Preschool programs have developed a website to provide detailed information about our programs and services.  Please visit us at for more information.