Childcare

For over 30 years, Kiwassa has been providing nurturing, stimulating and inclusive childcare programs that help children progress in their social, emotional, physical and cognitive development, while enabling their parents and caregivers to participate in employment, education and other pursuits.
Our programs support children’s natural sense of curiosity, knowledge and confidence through play, stories, songs, field trips and educational activities including science, math and literacy.


Please note:

Daycare openings (September 2014):

​We have a few, full-time, daycare spots for children aged 3 to 5 at Harbourview Daycare and Variety Daycare (at Kiwassa Neighbourhood House). Please contact the centres or email us (see contact information below).


Preschool (September 2014):

OPEN HOUSE & REGISTRATION on May 30, 2014 from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm.  Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.  After May 30, contact St. David’s Preschool  or email us (see contact information below).


Infant/Toddler (under 3) daycare:

We have currently have no openings and don’t anticipate any more this year. If you would like to be added to our waiting list, please email us (see contact information below).


Out of School Care:

We currently have no openings and don’t anticipate any more this year. If you would like to be added to our waiting list, please email us (see contact information below).​ ​


If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please email the following information to childcare@kiwassa.ca:

Child’s name and date of birth

Parent’s name and contact info (email and phone number)

Name of preferred childcare centre and start date

Indicate whether full-time or part-time enrollment (if part-time, specify which days)

For out of school care, please indicate what school your child is attending and if you require before and after school care, or just before or after school care.


You may also call the individual childcare centres listed below .  We will get back to you as your name approaches the top of the list. Thank-you for your interest in Kiwassa childcare.


Kiwassa Variety Daycare for children ages three to five years
Hours: Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Kiwassa NH, 2425 Oxford Street, Vancouver   Phone: 604.254.5401

Harbourview Daycare for children ages three to five years
Hours: Monday to Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Location: 540 N. Penticton Street, Vancouver   Phone: 604.254.5233

Kiwassa Longhouse Before and after school care for children ages 5 to 12 years
Hours:  Monday to Friday, 7:30 to 8:55 a.m.; 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Location: 2595 Franklin Street, Vancouver   Phone: 604.255.1175

Hasting Park Childcare Centre for children ages zero to five years
Hours: Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and seven days a week, 5:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m, for backstretch workers only.
Location: 150 N Renfrew Street, Vancouver beside the racetrack  Phone: 604.879.5408

Kiwassa – St. David’s Preschool for children ages 3 to 5 years. 
Hours: Morning classes: 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. Afternoon classes: 1:00 to 3:15 p.m.
Location: 2475 Franklin Street, Vancouver   Phone 604.255.1525

The staff in all our childcare centres are fully trained professionals who provide quality care to meet the unique needs of each child in our centres. You can count on them to care about your child and to provide safe, stimulating and supportive environments.

Our children benefit from multicultural programming. Collectively, staff in our five childcare centres speak the following languages:  English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Korean, Punjabi, and sign language.