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PARENT/TODDLER PROGRAM 2018-02-13T21:16:55+00:00

ANCHOR Parent/Toddler Program

for 2 year olds and their parents

This truly unique program for toddlers and their parents grew out of an indepth pilot study conducted in the 1980s at UBC. Research results have confirmed the direct relationship between parent involvement in their children’s education and the level of child development and educational success. The program name Addressing the Needs of Children through Observation and Response, ANCHOR, is not only relevant as it describes a context for parents and educators to act and interact in authentic and meaningful ways, but also because it alludes to how the program anchors the way parents frame their relationship with their children’s education.

The 2 year olds are invited to explore and create in our nurturing and stimulating environment that responds and evolves as their interests transform. They are provided with a wide variety of beautiful materials and activities to investigate and are encouraged to interact with each other and solve problems.

While two teachers engage with the children, parents observe their children via video transmission in an adjacent room with our parent facilitator. Through observation and discussion, parents build shared understandings of different learning journeys as they embrace multiple perspectives and ways of knowing. The ANCHOR program provides an opportunity for parents to gain insight into how a Reggio-inspired program can enrich the experience of raising and nurturing a young child, and connect with other families in a supportive and informative environment that transform into community.

The class size is limited to 9 children and parents are required to stay on site during class.

Healthy snacks are provided and both teachers and children eat together and converse about their experiences.

We offer 2 programs:

Early Class

  • Friday AM 9:15 am-11:00 am
  • $175/month, plus a $45 annual snack fee*

 Late Class

  • Friday PM 11:30 am – 1:15 pm
  • $175/month, plus a $45 annual snack fee*

*VCSC operates as a not-for-profit society. Prices shown are for the 2018/2019 school year and are subject to change.