Delbrook Preschool

Children at Delbrook Preschool painting outside

Delbrook Community Recreation Centre
851 West Queens Rd. 

Philosophy

At Delbrook Preschool, we believe in the art of play. We are a play-based program that will help foster friendships, assist with peer socialization and help support children’s emotional wellbeing. Our preschool program offers an open snack concept, outdoor activities, gym time, music and movement, as well as creative open ended art explorations, where children are able to initiate their own ideas and designs.

Registration

Registration for the 2022/2023 school year is ongoing. Children registering in the 3 year old program must be toilet trained and be 3 years old by December 31, 2022. View our classes

View the Delbrook Preschool Parents Handbook.

Our Teachers

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.

Rio Coupal

Rio Coupal has worked with North Vancouver Recreation and Culture since 2007 and was the first in North Vancouver to establish a Kid’s Yoga program.  Rio is still an active yoga instructor with the city and now has classes for all age groups.  Rio loves children and expanded her work with North Vancouver Recreation to include preschool and different needs teaching.  She has a kind heart to little ones and is mindful of those who may need extra help communicating.  Rio truly enjoys helping children channel their imagination and creative energies.

Daksha Raniga

Daksha Raniga studied NNEB (ECE) in Nottingham, UK. She is a mother of 3: an 18 year-old, 14 year-old, and an 8 year old. She has been teaching with us for over 4 years. Daksha believes that the preschool must be fun, educational, and engaging. Daksha loves not only the way she can inspire and teach children, but also the way that they too can teach her. The Delbrook program is based on play. Not to mention that basic life skills can be taught through activity, as learning is happening all the time. Therefore, her goal is to make the Delbrook program safe, positive, and nurturing as each child is unique with different interests, backgrounds and development stages. Outside of her preschool she enjoys hiking, yoga, and cooking

Schedule & Fees

Classes for the 2021/22 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 2021 /2022 school year must be toilet trained and the correct age as of Dec 31, 2021.

Delbrook Preschool Schedule

Age Days Time 2022 / 2023 
Monthly Fees
3 years Tu / Th 9:00 - 11:30am $139.25
3 & 4 years M / W / F 12:30 - 3:30pm $234
3 & 4 years Tu / Th 12:30 - 3:30pm $167.25
4 years M / W / F 9:00am - 12:00pm
 
$234
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.