A Reggio Emilia-inspired Preschool in Dunbar

The start of a lifelong love of learning

A beloved preschool with five decades of history in Vancouver

The Vancouver Child Study Centre preschool is a place of discovery. Our curriculum goes beyond play-based; our approach is inquiry-based, inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy. This is a place to chart the remarkable growth of each student who walks through our door.

Our Anchor program (for 2 year olds or those turning 2) is unlike any other in the city. Our preschool program (for 3-5 year olds) has a teacher-student ratio of 1:6, making it one of the best teacher-student ratios in the area.


Anchor Program (2 year olds)

(For kids 2 years old, or turning 2 by December 31)
This truly unique program for toddlers and their parents grew out of an in-depth pilot study conducted in the 1980s at the University of British Columbia. Research results have confirmed the direct relationship between parent involvement in their children’s education and the level of child development and educational success. Classes take place on Fridays.


Preschool Program (3-5 year olds)

(For kids turning 3 by December 31, up to those turning 5)
Our preschool program, based on the Reggio Emilia philosophy, involves activities in all areas of development, including art, music, science, mathematics and early literacy. Classes take place Mondays through Thursdays.

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