Our program is 3 days per week (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) for 2.5 hours. For entry in September, children must be 3 by December 31st. Children who turn 3 before the end of March are welcome to start in January.
Please note that the AM class consists of primarily 3 year olds and the PM class consists of primarily 4 year old children.
For the 2023/2024 school year starting in September, class times will be as follows:
AM classes will run from 9:15am-11:45am
PM classes will run from 12:45pm-3:15pm.
A registration fee of $90 and a tuition deposit equal to one month’s tuition is collected when you register. These two payments are both non refundable.
Tuition is the same for both the AM and PM programs.
For the 2023/2024 school year, the Ministry of Education and Child Care have approved ULP to participate in the CCFRI program. This has allowed us to reduce our monthly tuition fee to $271.85.
In addition, there is an optional snack program at a cost of $12 per month. Currently, all families registered at ULP have chosen to participate in the snack program.
Twice a month, families who decide not to participate in the prepaid snack fee are required to supply a nutritious, ready-to-serve snack of sliced fruits and vegetables for the entire class (food preparation will take into account all class allergies outlined by the teachers at the beginning of the year). This thoughtfully chosen snack can be shared among all the children, promoting a sense of community and healthy eating habits.
We also require a cleaning deposit of $75. This is only deposited at the end of the preschool year if your family does not participate in the annual clean-up day.
In previous years, class sizes ranged from 16-18 children. However, we have chosen to limit the class size to 14 children in the AM program and 16 children in the PM program.
*See subsidy info below for Childcare Subsidy information
- If you are interested in immediate or September enrolment, please add your child’s name to our online Registration Update List. If you are on this list, a parent volunteer will contact you with information about registration dates, availability and to answer questions about our program. Registration starts for the 2023/2024 school year on January 30, 2023.
- Once we are able to offer you a space in our preschool, you will be given instructions as to how to complete the online Registration Form. In addition to a Registration Form, we will require the above-noted registration fee and tuition deposit to confirm enrolment. If we do not have a space available for your child in your class of choice, you will have the option to be placed on a waitlist.
- You can pay your Registration Payment via e-transfer to email@example.com (include your child’s full name in the message section) or by cheque. Cheques should be made out to ‘ULP’ or Upper Lonsdale Preschool. Once your payment has been received your child’s spot is confirmed. Submission of post-dated tuition cheques and detailed registration forms will be required before the school year begins.
Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative (CCFRI)
The CCFRI is a provincially funded subsidy program that reduces the cost of registered preschools and child care to all BC families regardless of income status. Upper Lonsdale Preschool is registered in the Child Care fee Reduction Initiative and parents do not need to apply as the reduction is already reflected in our preschool fees.
Affordable Child Care Benefit (ACCB)
ULP is a licensed preschool. If your family household income is under $111K yearly your family may be eligible for a subsidy to assist with a portion of the preschool tuition fees through the ACCB. Families must apply directly with the BC Government and renew yearly.
If it becomes necessary for a family to withdraw a child in the school year, the family must provide one month’s written notice on the 1st of the preceding month (i.e. November 1st notice for December 1st withdrawal) to either the Head Teacher or Enrolment parent. All post- dated cheques will be returned. If any child is withdrawn after January 31st, fees for the balance of the year may be forfeited, at the discretion of executive.