Delbrook Preschool

Circle Time

Delbrook Community Recreation Centre
851 West Queens Rd. 


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 for the 2017 / 2018 school year is ongoing. Registration for the 2018 / 2019 school year begins at 9:00am on Saturday, February 17, 2018. For detailed information on how to register, please view our Delbrook Preschool Registration Brochure.

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Our Teachers

Frances Speight-Klatt

Frances is a Vancouverite through and through. Born and raised here, Frances began her career by obtaining her ECE degree from Langara College. She has been privileged to work in Early Childhood Education extensively. This has included founding and running a daycare in her home in the 1980's, engaging as a PPP (Parent Participation Preschool) mum when her children were young, working for North Shore Family Services in Preschool Education, and teaching and substituting for various PPP centers on the North Shore and in Vancouver. Frances has been married to her husband Al for 35 years! They recently celebrated their wedding anniversary in Cuba! They have lived in North Vancouver for over 30 years and have two adult children - Alana and Aaron, who work in the music and kinesiology industries. Frances enjoys learning from other cultures! She is a lover of language, art, world music, tea, and spends as much time in the sunshine as possible. Passionate about working with young children, Frances aims to foster positive communication skills, encourage artistic expression, and help instill a love for learning within each child. She is inspired and committed to actively learning more as she continues teaching your children!

Haideh Hashemi Nouri

Haideh was born and raised in Iran. She has a BA in English and French language 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 and following her passion in finding new ways of thinking, living and learning with children. Haideh has been working at Delbrook Preschool as a certified early childhood educator since 2003 aspiring to provide a rich and happy environment for children to play and learn.  She has been taking courses in the Early Childhood Education degree program at Capilano University to gain new knowledge and a deeper understanding in the field of education,. Haideh's interests include global literacy, arts education and research and pedagogical practices to live well and learn together within a Canadian context. Besides her passion for working and learning with children, she enjoys hiking, walking, yoga, reading and travelling. Haideh has two children (Ala and Yassaman). After two decades of living on the North Shore, she currently resides in downtown Vancouver close to her favourite place, Stanley Park, where she takes daily walks and enjoys the beautiful nature.

Laurel Newton

Laurel Newton has worked in Early Childhood Care and Education since 2008. She has continued her studies at Capilano University after completing basic certification and is inspired by the ways continuing education explores emerging and evolving ideas, constantly advancing the way she interacts with and provides care for children. Professionally trained in photography, Laurel likes to spend weekends and summers photographing people, especially children and families. Born and raised in North Vancouver, Laurel hikes, swims, fishes, snowboards and bikes all over the North Shore. She practises yoga and pilates, reads, draws, and knits. Growing up in beautiful British Columbia, she loves to spend time outdoors and after completing a weekend of forest school training in the spring of 2015 she has continued her personal research on the importance of outdoor unstructured play in relation to both personal and community development. Art has been an important avenue of expression and exploration for Laurel throughout her life, and this has continued through her studies and practice in early childhood care. She finds the visual arts a powerful way to communicate ideas and share her experiences with others. In the classroom setting, she finds art an especially effective tool for working with children, both in teaching new concepts and in encouraging self expression. Laurel believes that the physical creation of visual art is therapeutic, while fostering important communication and expression skills. Artistic creation is both individual and communal, offering many opportunities for personal and social development. Both individual and group art projects with children can encourage self-exploration and build confidence that contributes to a lifelong love of learning.


Classes for the 2018/19 school year start Wednesday, September 5 and 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 2018/19 school year must be toilet trained and the correct age as of Dec 31, 2018.

2018/19 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
Days Class Length 2017 / 2018 Monthly Fee 2018 / 2019 Monthly Fee
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3 hours $213.50 $219.50
Tuesday, Thursday 3 hours $151.00 $154
Tuesday, Thursday 2.5 hours $125.75 $128.25
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.