Bumble Bear Daycare

*The waitlist is open as of September 4th, 2018. Once the waitlist reaches 100 applicants it will close 

About

Bumble Bear Daycare is a full-time daycare for children 3 – year 5 old with 2 spots available for children at 2.5 years old.

Bumble Bear Daycare creates a community of learning, where community development work meets early childhood education. We embrace the process of learning, encouraging our teachers to be present, listening and growing alongside our children. We support the interests of the children. The materials offered to the children are rich with creative possibilities. Highly qualified staff ensure a Reggio Emelia inspired approach to learning through their delight in children, an understanding of the value of play, their vision, heart, knowledge, skills, and a strong commitment to families. We encourage our learners to think creatively, to innovate, while experiencing the world through compassionate eyes.

Details

Location

Kits House – 2305 West 7th Ave, Vancouver


Hours

Monday to Friday

7:30 am – 5:30 pm


Requirements


Cost

$1,025/month

Enrollment

Policy

Priority is given to:

  • families living or working on the Westside of Vancouver (Granville west to UBC, Water south to 43rd Ave)
  • children currently enrolled in Bumbletree Childcare and moving up to our three to five program
  • siblings of children currently in another Kits House Childcare Program (Bumble Tree or Out of School Care Program) or siblings of children who have been in the Daycare during the last year

We enroll new children on what is best for the group (balance of ages, gender & development needs). If you turn down a child care space offer you will remain on the waitlist. There are a lot of families on the waitlist and we ask that if you do not need a child care space anymore that you remove your name from the waitlist. We have a 60 day withdrawal policy that applies to all parents who accept a space. If you accept a space (sign the acceptance letter) and then change your mind, you are responsible for those fees. If we are able to fill the spot after 30 days we will refund one month’s fees.

Cost

$1,025/month Once a space is offered and accepted you are required to pay a non-refundable $150 registration fee and half a month’s fees.

Waitlist

To get on the waitlist, parents are to visit the Kits House front desk to fill out the waitlist form and pay the waitlist & membership fees. Children must be at least 2 years old to register on the waitlist.

It is difficult to predict the amount of time your child will be on the waitlist but the majority of spaces become available between June and September of each year as children who are leaving for Kindergarten move out of our programs. Your position in the waitlist might change because of enrollment policies (see above for details).

Our waitlists, like other childcare centres, are based on a combination of time in queue and a priority list. The final waitlist is determined about one month before an expected start date.
Due to the changing nature of waitlists and the overwhelming amount of inquiries, we are unable to respond to any waitlist status requests.

Fee

$20 annual family membership + $25 waitlist fee.

*it is the family’s responsibility to make sure their annual membership is up-to-date.

Contact

Contact Info

Diane Peters, Director of Childcare and Family Programs

dianep@kitshouse.org

604.736.3588 x 135

Learning and teaching should not stand on opposite banks and just watch the river flow by; instead, they should embark together on a journey down the water. Through an active, reciprocal exchange, teaching can strengthen learning how to learn.

Loris Malaguzzi