Pre-K Part Time Care at The Collective Tennyson Childcare Centre



2650 Maple St, Vancouver


Open 9:15am – 2:30pm Monday – Friday (except for on Lord Tennyson Elementary School Pro D Days)

Registration options:

  • 5 days a week
  • 3 days a week – Mon/Wed/Fri
  • 2 days a week – Tue/Thu


Children must be 3 years old to register

Enrollment Policy

Kits House Childcare Enrollment and Priority Policy

The waitlist for Kits House childcare programs is not first come first served. We have a priority rating system to ensure that spaces in Childcare Programs are being offered to those families who are a priority for those we serve on the Westside, as well as providing a continuum of care.

Enrollment priority will be according to the following order for all children who are registered and all applicable membership and waitlist fees have been paid. Please note that the waitlist will go by registration date within each of the following priorities.

  1. Children switching between programs (ie. infants moving to toddler program)
  2. Children who have siblings currently registered in a KNH childcare program
  3. Children who have siblings attending Lord Tennyson Elementary (LT childcare programs only)
  4. Children registered in another childcare program
  5. Families living in Kits (Burrard west to Alma, water south to 16th)
  6. Families working in Kits (Burrard west to Alma, water south to 16th)
  7. Families living on Vancouver’s Westside (Granville west to UBC, Water south to 43rd Ave)
  8. Families working on Vancouver’s Westside (Granville west to UBC, Water south to 43rd Ave)


As part of the new childcare centre – The Collective at Lord Tennyson Elementary we are opening a part time Pre-K program for children aged 3-5 years old and have spaces available starting February 1st 2021 for children aged 3-5 years.

The Pre-K program operates 5 days a week from 9:15-2:30pm. Children can register for 2,3 or 5 days per week. This program will follow our Reggio Emilia approach to early learning, children will be engaged in various activities and explorations throughout the day, including indoor and outdoor learning.

Daily programming will include; explorations and provocations, outdoor play, snack time and lunch. A short rest/nap time will be included for children who need it.

The program is open year round, but will close for all Professional Days for Lord Tennyson Elementary.


The Collective

A collective is a group of entities that share or are motivated by at least one common issue or interest, or work together to achieve a common objective.

We are a group of educators, children, families and community members that value childhood and the significance and importance of early learning. The Collective Tennyson Childcare Centre is a place where individuals can share their skills, strengths and knowledge to work together to create meaningful experiences for children. Our educators will work together and across the different programs creating the opportunity to connect with each other, and all children and families. Families will feel connected to all programs as well, which will support them as their child continually grows and moves between programs. Community members are invited in to participate in the form of volunteerism, and skill or knowledge sharing. It is a centre that provides high quality learning opportunities for children in our care, and a place where families and community can connect with one another.


Waitlist is currently OPEN.  Please apply by clicking the link Here.

We run a small admin team and are unable to comment on the status of your position on our waitlist.  Check our FAQ page for additional information.