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Deer Lake Child Care Full-Day Program
Our centre is licensed for aged 3 to 5.  Families are welcome to pick-up and drop-off in between the opening hour from 7:30am to 5:30pm


5135 Sperling Ave. Burnaby

Program Fees:

Program Fees     CCFRI Savings       Family Portion

5 Days     970                545                            425

4 Days     788                436                            352

3 Days     644                327                            317

2 Days     437                218                            219


**For part-time registration for 2 or 3 days, please beware enrolment must be included a Monday or Friday.  

*Fees are subjected to the current year. 3% increase is anticipated every year.

Registration checklist:

Intake Form

Parent Agreement

A copy of immunization record

Deposit (Half of the monthly fee)

A set of post-dated cheques for the first six months)



Do you go outside when it's raining?

We do! We value the outdoor play and exploration in all weather, as long as it is safe.  We ask family to provide proper gear, eg. muddy buddy and change of clothes to be kept at the center. We are happy to support children to change when their clothing gets we. 

If there is extreme weather in place, we have our spacious cubby room for children to use their big muscles with our gross motor equipment, such as:  trampoline, balancing beam, scooters and obstacle course, etc.



Do you provide lunch and / or snack?

Family provides lunch. We believe families know the best of their children's diet.  For snacks, the center provides grain and protein as families contribute with 2 child - serving of chopped-up fruit or veggies. The educators collect the containers and serve in the morning and afternoon a balanced snack to all children.  Please notice our center is nut-free zone.  **Due to the current public health concerns, sharing snack is suspended until further notice.



How long is the wait list?  When and how do I be notified when a spot is available?

Unfortunately we can't predict when do the spot become available.  September usually is our big turn over as a group of children transitioning to kindergarten.  Also if family moving away, a spot would become available. We usually let families know as much as possible, eg, Feb we would fill up the spots for September as we know how many children will be going to Kindergarten.  Otherwise at least a months prior the start day. 



What is the educator and children ratio? how many children do you have?

Our enrollment capacity for each day is 24. According to the licensing regulation, for age 3-5 programs, the ratio is 1:8.  As we are inclusive program, having children who need extra support also would mean having more educators on floor, usually the ratio is between 1:6 - 8. 



What are the qualifications do your staff team have?

 All our educators are certified to work in the field with their full license and committed to continued professional development. 



What is your guiding and caring approach?

At Deer Lake Child Care, we feel strongly that the most important things educator can do to support children's behaviour is to build strong, trusting, meaningful relationships and set up both a physical and emotional environment that focuses on children's success. When these things are established, children will be able to learn and practice social and emotional skills through both natural and deliberate teaching methods. we follow a pro-social approach to guiding and caring. We view challenging behaviour as an opportunity to teach.  When we see a child struggle in a social situation, we try to determine the missing skill.  We break that skills down into teachable steps and then find interactive ways to teach the skill  with positive language to individual or the whole group.  We then find many ways for children to practice the skill. 



A virtual family orientation uploaded for new families who are interested to be added to our wait list.  We invite you to experience our philosophy and go through the Q&As at the bottom of this page.


If you think that we are a good fit, please download, fill and email us back the intake form at  A confirmation will be sent upon receipt. 


Waitlist placement are required to be updated every 6 months.  An expiry date will be sent with the confirmation for you to update the status of the placement.  

Once the spot becomes available for your family, we will email / call to arrange for an in-person tour.  


Virtual Family Orientation

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