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Deer Lake East
Early Years Care & Learning

(Formerly Deer Lake East Preschool)


We invite you to experience our philosophy to learn more about us.  Frequent questions and answers are listed at the bottom of this page.

Also, you are able to get to know our educators and have a glance of our classroom setting by clicking the following options.

 For inquiry and registration, please email us at  Please allow us to have 7 to 10 days to response new inquiries.



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. winter gear, 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.


Does the center provide snack?


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 health concerns, sharing snack is suspended until further notice.


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


Our capacity for each day is 18. According to the licensing regulation, for preschool program, the ratio is 1:8.  As we are inclusive program, having children who need extra support also would means having more educators on floor.  


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 East Preschool, 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. 


School Year 2024/2025

We are relocating to 1126 Douglas Road.  Currently we are working on the application and we anticipate to start the new school year in September at the new location.

For more information, email us at


At Deer Lake East, we offer morning and afternoon classes:

Morning classes - Monday to Friday

at 9am to 12pm.

Afternoon classes - Monday to Thursday

at 1pm to 4pm.

**Both classes accept part-time enrolment with the minimum of 2 days per week.

**Starting in January 2023,  this location offers full-day classes on Monday to Thursday.  Email for inquiries.  

For  children aged 3 to 5

9am to 12pm or 1pm to 4pm classes

Program Fees:

Program Fees     CCFRI Savings       Family Portion

5 Days     600                272.5                         327.5

4 Days     480                218                             262

3 Days     360                163.5                          196.5

2 Days     240                109                             131

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

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

For  children aged 3 to 5

9am to 4pm full-day classes

Program Fees:

Program Fees            CCFRI Savings       Family Portion

*All days 1080                    490.5                          589.5

4 Days     960                     436                             524

3 Days     720                     327                             393

2 Days     480                     218                             262

*All-day classes: Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm; Friday 9am to 12pm

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

**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, non-refundable, this will be applied in the last monthly fee. )

  • Post-dated cheques 

Want to know more about the benefit?  Click on the button above, you will be able to find more information from this government website.  We are happy to assist families to apply as required once you have complete your registration with us. 

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