Morning Preschool Program
(Monday through Friday 8:50am to 11:50am, lunch optional*)
Younger children have so much going on! Growing from solo or parallel play into really wanting to play with others is a huge learning curve. So much of this year is about practicing those early communication skills and making choices. We provide consistent guidance and nurturing in a way that catches their attention and lets them know it is okay for them to want to do things by themselves and that we will be there for them when they want help. We develop activities based on their interests and needs that engage and offer multiple opportunities for practice, practice practice! This program also includes a healthy snack and an optional Lunch Program*. See below for more information on our Lunch Program*!
The Tree House Lunch Program* offers lunch from 11:50am to 12:50pm (children bring their own lunch) that can be added to the Morning Preschool Program at additional cost. You choose how many times a week you would like your child to stay for lunch:
Many parents of The Tree House will say that sending their child for lunch was the best preparation for a full day at kindergarten! With the help of our teachers, children will learn how to open containers, use forks and spoons... The teachers at Tree House take the time to help little ones and make sure they eat in a fun and safe environment.
Have fun and stay for lunch!
Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada Position Statement
-Preschool children are learning to make decisions and beggining
to make choices on their own. They are developing eating habits and attitudes they may carry with them for the rest of their lives. (*Health Canada. Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating)
-Schools are an ideal setting to establish and promote healthy eating amongst children and youth. (*Institute of Medecine of the National Academies)
-Schools have an important influence on what children and youth eat. The school environment influences healthy eating in children and youth through the foods that are available, nutrition policies, school nutrition and health curricula, and teacher and peers-modeling. (*Arch Pediatric Adolescent Med.)
***The Tree House Lunch Program is offered at additional cost, children must bring their own lunch.
Irwin Park Tree House | 2455 Haywood Avenue, West Vancouver, BC, V7V 1Y2 | Phone: 604-926-4080. Fax: 604-926-4006.