Program

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 2024/2025 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.

Open House

We will be holding an Open House on Saturday, March 2nd. Drop-in between 1:00 pm to 4pm and discover North Vancouver’s longest standing preschool, where we’ve been fostering independence and a love for learning for over 65 years.

Join us for a guided indoor discovery with educators and collaborative outdoor exploration with current families.

When: Saturday, March 2nd
How: Drop-in between 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: 3380 Lonsdale Ave. North Vancouver, BC V7N 3K2

If you’re unable to join us, you can also get a feel of our preschool through our virtual open house, viewable on our homepage.

Alternatively, to experience the warmth and uniqueness of our preschool first-hand, our teachers are happy to show prospective families our space at the end of a preschool day. Please email us at, registration@upperlonsdalepreschool.com to schedule an appointment.

Fees

For the 2024/2025 school year, monthly fees are $299 per month ($287 tuition plus an optional $12 monthly snack fee).

To secure your child’s place for next year, you will need to make a registration payment of $389 which comprises a non-refundable registration fee ($90) and a non-refundable tuition deposit of one month of fees ($299) per child. The tuition deposit will be applied to your June 2024 tuition fees. Together, these two non-refundable payments hold a place for your child in our preschool. In the unlikely event that a spot is not available for your child after the payments are received, we will contact you as soon as possible and your payments will be promptly returned.

Additional details
Tuition is the same for both the AM and PM programs.

For the 2024/2025 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 $287.00.

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

Registration Procedure

Registration for the 2024/25 preschool year is now open. Simply complete our REGISTRATION FORM to join our community in September 2024.

The password for the form is ULP2024

Registration Procedure

  1. 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 for September classes begin in January.

    The link to register and all the details will be sent in an email early January of each year.

  2. 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.
  3. You can pay your Registration Payment via e-transfer to treasury@upperlonsdalepreschool.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.

Childcare Subsidy

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.

Information link

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.

Information link

Withdrawal Policy

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.