Deer Lake Preschool Full-Day Program

opens at 7:30am and closes at 5:30pm

5135 Sperling Ave. Burnaby, BC

Full-day program fees:

For 3 to 5 year-olds

      Full fee / Government program / Parent Portion

2 days    $420               $40                                 $380

3 days    $620               $60                                 $560

4 days    $758               $80                                 $678

5 days    $930               $100                               $830

For under 3 year-olds

      Full fee / Government Program / Parent Portion

2 days   $420                  $140                            $280

3 days   $620                  $210                            $410

4 days   $758                  $280                            $478

5 days   $930                  $350                            $580



Do you go outside when it's raining?

We do! We value the outdoor play and exploration in wet and dry.  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 equipments, 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*



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

We currently have an extended long wait list.  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. 


Family Orientation is held monthly for families who are interested to enroll their child into our program. It is a group tour at our full-day program site.  Families are welcome to put their children on our wait list after the family orientation and we will contact the families once we have spaces available. Please email us at or call us at 604-294-4988, if you would like to come for the tour. Full-day program orientation is held at 5135 Sperling Ave. in Burnaby.

In response to the Covid-19 situation, we would like to keep our space as healthy as possible, we have uploaded a virtual family orientation for new families who are interested to learn more about us.

Registration checklist:

Intake Form

Parent Agreement

A copy of immunization record

Deposit (Half of the total program fees)

Six months of post-dated cheques

Find us:

Full-day program


5135 Sperling Ave., Burnaby

BC V5E 2T2

Part-day program


7837 Canada Way, Burnaby

(please enter through the underground parking, up two flights of stairs and we are on the right. )

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