We are an inclusive setting that works to develop a love of learning through the offering of opportunities for exploration and creativity, while building confidence and self-esteem in order to help children reach their full potential in all areas.
We provide inclusive play-based environment, which we believe children are more successful when playing and working in small groups. Both of our programs are licensed for age 3 to 5. Our educators are well qualified and experienced. We aim to have our staff teams who are as diverse as the group of our children. We strive for a higher than required staff and child ratio.
Judy started working as an Early Childhood Educator in 1983. Since that time she has had many wonderful opportunities in this field and has worked with children from 0 - 19yrs. Along with many years of working on the floor with children, she has had the opportunity to work as a consultant to child care settings and families, managing child care facilities and teaching Early Childhood Education at the college level.
It has always been her dream to be able to support children and families in her own preschool and she was thrilled when this came to be in September 2011. Since then, she has been providing an exceptional preschool program to young children in Burnaby. In 2017, she observed the great need for a full-day care & learning centre for local families, resulting in the expansion of Deer Lake Preschool to a Full-Day Program - later to become Deer Lake Child Care. She acknowledges that social-emotional learning is key for all children to have a successful life, so she took a further step and established Deer Lake East Preschool, our Part-Day program, at 7837 Canada Way.
As the Manager of Deer Lake Child Care and Deer Lake East Preschool, she feels so honoured to have a staff team that is committed to providing a high-quality preschool and child care program. We are proud to offer an inclusive, play-based setting where we work hard to instill a love and excitement for learning. In order to reach that goal, we encourage and support children to learn to investigate, create, and take appropriate risks in and outside of our classroom.
In 2022, as a grandmother of two grandchildren, she decided to share more time with her beloved family.
The educators at Deer Lake and Deer Lake East are continuing the vision from Judy and are committed to carrying on Judy's legacy to provide an inclusive environment where children and families can strive and grow in a kind and responsible community.
Deer Lake Child Care Full-Day Program
Monday to Friday 7:30am to 5:30pm, opens all-year-round, closed on Statutory holidays.
Deer Lake East Early Years
Care & Learning
Monday to Friday 9am to 12pm
Monday to Thursday 1pm to 4pm
Programs run from September to mid-August, closes for Winter Break, 1-week Spring Break, 2-week Summer Break