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. Our staff are trained and certified in Early Childhood Education and are committed to providing inclusive programs, with a focus on meeting the specific needs and interests of each group of children, and engaging in a responsive curriculum.

Kiwassa Childcare Awards 2016

Waitlist/Enrollment Update:

We have filled all available spaces in our licenced childcare centres.  We anticipate the next opportunity for enrollment will be in the summer/September 2018 (occasionally there are openings during the year, and if so we will contact people at the top of our waiting list).

As we cannot reply to individual requests about waiting list status, we invite you to check this web page to obtain the most current waitlist and enrollment information for our Daycare Centres.

How to enroll your child on our waitlist(s):

If you would like to be placed on the waiting list(s), please email the following information to

  • Child’s name and date of birth
  • Parent’s name and contact info (email and phone number)
  • Name of preferred childcare centre and desired start date
  • Indicate whether full-time or part-time enrollment is requested (if part-time, specify which days). Part-time spots are available on a very limited basis at some centres.
  • For out of school care, please indicate what school your child is attending (Hastings or Tillicum) and if you require before and after school care, or just before or after school care.

When you submit the above requested information, the reply email you receive from us automatically is confirmation that your child has been added to the waitlist. We will be sure to contact you as soon as there is an enrollment opportunity for your child. Unfortunately, due to high volume, we cannot answer individual requests about your place on the list.

We respectfully request that you please do not call the Neighbourhood House or the individual childcare centres, so that staff can devote their time to attending to the needs of the children in the programs.

Thank-you for your interest in Kiwassa childcare. Our childcare programs are:

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

Hastings Park Childcare Centre for children up to 12 years of age (Infant/Toddler, Multi-age, 3-5 years, and After School Care)
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 during horse racing season.
Location: 150 N Renfrew Street, Vancouver beside the racetrack Phone: 604.879.5408

Kiwassa Longhouse Out of School Care for children ages 5 to 12 years
Before school care is offered for Hastings Elementary; after school care for Hastings and Tillicum Schools
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

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.