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.


Currently, most of our programs are full. We anticipate very few, if any, openings before September 2016.


Current openings (please call the specific centre for more information):

  • Limited spaces in our Preschool at St. David’s (M/W/F).
  • Monday and Thursday for a 3 – 5 year old child at Harbourview.


If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, 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 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.


We will get back to you as your name approaches the top of the list, and also to inform you of any upcoming Open Houses we will be hosting (usually in the Spring for a Fall intake).


We respectfully request that you please do not call 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 St. David’s Preschool for children ages 3 to 5 years

Hours: Morning classes: 9:15 to 11:30 a.m.

Location: 2475 Franklin Street, Vancouver   Phone 604.255.1525


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.