Delbrook Preschool

Circle Time

Delbrook Community Recreation Centre
851 West Queens Rd. 

Philosophy

Our holistic approach and play based programs foster children's physical, emotional, social, creative and intellectual growth. It helps build a sense of wellbeing, belonging, and social responsibility. Based on children's interest and curiosity for learning, activities are provided to explore and experiment with a variety of materials that help to build an understanding and appreciation for the world we live in. Arts and literacies, outdoor play as well as parent-assisted field trips are part of our program.

Registration

Registration for the 2018 / 2019 school year is ongoing. Registration for the 2019 / 2020 school year begins at 9:00am on Saturday, February 9, 2019.  For detailed information on how to register, please view our Delbrook Preschool Registration Brochure.

Register online

Our Teachers

Haideh Hashemi Nouri

Haideh was born and grew up in Iran. She has a BA in English and French languages and literature and 30 years of work experience in Canada and abroad. Haideh's experiences span across various settings promoting early learnings, language and literary. In Canada since 1997, she has taken Montessori teacher training in Vancouver and worked with children while continuing her studies in the field of early childhood education. Haideh has been working at Delbrook Preschool as a certified early childhood educator since 2003 to provide learning opportunities through play within an emergent curriculum. While working in the field, she has continued her studies and received a post diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education from Capilano University focusing on art education, pedagogy and global literacy. To pursue her passion, she is currently studying in Curriculum and Pedagogy, the Faculty of Education at UBC.   Her interest is pedagogical relations and ethical practices that support the well-being of children, families and educators within diverse cultural and educational contexts. 

Michelle Hicks

Michelle has been working alongside children for over fifteen years. She started out as a nanny on the North Shore, then her passion for caring for children and early childhood lead her to attain both her ECE and IT certifications at Capilano University.

She has been in the field ever since passionately caring for children of all ages and truly values being a part of the classroom environment where she’s able to help care and guide children as best she can.

Banafsheh (Bany) Gamini

Banafsheh (Bany) Gamini has a bachelor in Computer Engineering back in her homeland. When she immigrated to Canada in 2006, she pursued her passion in child care and education. She obtained her certificate in Early Childhood Education and Infant/Toddler. She has since been working in various preschools for over 13 years. She then opened her own Infant/Toddler group daycare on the North Shore. As a mother of three, her philosophy is to build strong relationships with children through supporting their social, emotional, and cognitive development as well as respecting each child’s individuality. She believes in nurturing the wants and needs of children through meaningful play. Presently, as a Delbrook Preschool teacher, she is determined in providing the highest quality level of care to children and their families.

Schedule

Classes for the 2019/20 school year will follow the school calendar with closures for winter and spring break. Gradual entry schedules will be sent to participants in August. Please note children registered in the 2019 / 20 school year must be toilet trained and the correct age as of Dec 31, 2019.

Delbrook Preschool Schedule

Age Days Time
3 years Tu / Th 9:00 - 11:30am
3 & 4 years M / W / F 12:30 - 3:30pm
3 & 4 years Tu / Th 12:30 - 3:30pm
4 years M / W / F 9:00am - 12:00pm
 
Fees
Days Class Length 2018 / 2019 Monthly Fee 2019 / 2020 Monthly Fee
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3 hours $219.50 $224.75
Tuesday, Thursday 3 hours $154 $157.50
Tuesday, Thursday 2.5 hours $128.25 $131.25
Refunds & Withdrawals

We require written notice before the first of the month, one month prior to withdrawal from the program. Failure to give the appropriate  amount of notice will result in being charged for an additional month. Withdrawals are not permitted for the months of December, March, May and June. A one time non-refundable admin fee of $25 is applied at the time of registration. 

Should you withdraw and then re-register your child for preschool, you will be charged an additional admin fee at the time of re-registration. There is no penalty or additional admin fee for transferring your child to a different class at the same preschool. Our licensed preschool refund and withdrawal policy applies to students leaving one NVRC preschool and registering at another NVRC preschool location.