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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 enrollment must be included a Monday or Friday.  

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. 


Due to the current health concerns,  we are vigilant to keep our children, educators and classroom well and healthy.  we are limited visitors in our classroom at this time being.  


A virtual family orientation uploaded for new families who are interested to be added to our wait list.  We invite you to finish seeing the video and check out the Q&As posted on this webpage to experience our philosophy and approaches in terms of working with young children. 


If you think that we are a good fit, you are welcomed to email us the intake form at  A confirmation will be sent upon receipt. 

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

Due to high volume of new inquires, it is impossible for us to check the status of the waitlist.  June to September is our big turn-over.  We usually reach out new families between February to April to fill the upcoming spaces.

Virtual Family Orientation

In the time of the current health situation, please see the following protocols for pick-up and drop-off:

Drop Off Procedure

Until further notice we must make every attempt to keep our centre sterile and the best way we know how is to limit who can enter our center.  We will only be allowing staff and children in the main part of daycare therefore drop off will look like the following:

Please call before entering the center. We ask that any adults entering the center to wear a mask.

We are now allowing families to drop off their child(ren) in the cubby room, however only 2 families at a time.  


Allow yourself some extra time in the morning to help your child wash hands, change shoes, and transition to the classroom.


Cubby gate will remain open during drop off time and we ask that you monitor your child and leave the gate open for the next family.


 Do not send sanitizer with your child as it is poison 


Child will change into indoor shoes before entering the classroom. 

If you child is not well they are NOT able to stay.


We ask you to say your good-byes at the gate. Educator will open and close the gate.


Please respect the space of other families as they enter.

Pick-Up Procedure

Please call before entering the center. We ask that any adults entering the center to wear a mask.

We are now allowing families to pick up their child(ren) in the cubby room, however only 2 families at a time.  

Sign-out is required and please check your child's cubby bin if any extra clothing needs to be replenished.  

Be mindful another family may be waiting outside, help your child to change their outdoor if needed.  

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