Contact Information

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. Our programs support children’s natural sense of curiosity, knowledge and confidence. 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 individual child, and engaging in a responsive curriculum.

Our programs are licensed under the Community Care and Assisted Living Act and comply with the Provincial Child Care Licensing Regulations. We have been approved for the provincial Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative (more information) from April 2018 – March 2019., which reduces fees for children in Kindergarten and younger. Assistance with provincial subsidy applications for eligible families is available at each centre. To be added to our waiting list, please scroll down and enter your information. Once you have done that, you will officially be on our waiting list and we will contact you as soon as we may have an opening for your child.

We typically have many openings in September and very few throughout the rest of the year. Our waiting list for children under three is currently exceptionally long, and openings for this age group are very rare, with priority going to siblings of children in other Kiwassa programs.

Please understand that due to the high volume of requests we receive, we are unable to respond to individual inquiries regarding where your child is on the waiting list and anticipated enrolment date.

Thank you for your interest in Child Care at Kiwassa – and for your patience. We hope to meet you soon!

Hastings Park Childcare Centre

Infant/Toddler Program - Under 36 months


The Infant/Toddler program at Hastings Park provides care to 12 children under the age of three years, with four Early Childhood Educators.

 

Status: full with waiting list

Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

150 N. Renfrew (on the PNE grounds)

Hastings Park Childcare Centre

Group Childcare - 30 months to School Age


The 3-5 year old program at Hastings Park provides care to 16 children between the ages of 30 months to 5 years, with three Early Childhood Educators.

 

Status: full with waiting list

Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

150 N. Renfrew (on the PNE grounds)

Hastings Park Childcare Centre

Multi-Age (2-4 year old) Childcare Program


The Multi-Age (2-4 year old) program at Hastings Park provides care to 8 children under 5 years, with two Early Childhood Educators.

 

Status: full with waiting list

Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

150 N. Renfrew (on the PNE grounds)

Hastings Park Childcare Centre

Multi-Age (Racetrack) Child Care Program


The Multi-Age (Racetrack) program at Hastings Park is for children whose parents work on the backstretch at Hastings Park Racecourse. It provides care to 8 children under 12 years of age.

 

Registration Required. Please contact the centre directly if you are eligible for this program: 604.879.5408 ext.26

Open seven days a week (as needed) from 5:30 am to 1:30 pm, during racing season

150 N. Renfrew (on the PNE grounds)

Hastings Park Childcare Centre

After School Care Program


The Multi-Age (After School Care) program at Hastings Park provides care to 8 school age children, with one Early Childhood Educator. This program provides after-school care only to school age children during the school year.

 

Registration Required.

Monday to Friday, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm September to June

150 N. Renfrew (on the PNE grounds)

Kiwassa Variety Club Childcare

Group Childcare - 30 Months to School Age


The 3-5 year old program at Kiwassa Neighbourhood House provides care to 25 children between the ages of 30 months to 5 years, with six Early Childhood Educators.

 

Registration Required. Status: full with waiting list

Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, 2425 Oxford Street, Vancouver

Harbourview Childcare

Group Childcare - 30 Months to School Age


The 3-5 year old program at Harbourview provides care to 32 children between the ages of 30 months to 5 years.

 

Registration Required. Status: Full with waiting list

Monday to Friday, 7:45 am to 5:45 pm

540 N. Penticton Street, Vancouver

Longhouse Out of School Care

Group School Age Child Care


Before and After School care provided for children attending Hastings Elementary. After School care only provided for children at Tillicum Community Annex.

 

Registration Required. Status: full with waiting list

Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 9:00 am and 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Open full days on school closure days (Pro-D, winter/spring/summer breaks)

2595 Franklin Street, Vancouver

We are currently filling childcare spots that will become available at the end of this summer when children leave our care for Kindergarten. By mid-April, we will have contacted all families for whom we may have a space this year and we anticipate having most of our spaces filled by the end of May. At this time, if you have not yet been contacted by us, then, unfortunately, we will not be able to offer you childcare this year. During the spring, we will continue to work on offering spots to families as they become available and there may be some last minute availability in the summer. If that is the case, we will contact you. Please ensure we have your correct email address on file, as that is how we will notify you of openings.

We appreciate your patience and are doing everything we can to meet the needs of families in our community and regret that we cannot accommodate everyone who would like to attend our childcare centres. While we understand you would like information about where you stand on the waiting list, this is next to impossible to provide as the list is constantly changing, depending on the need of other families ahead of you on the list, and those who are currently enrolled. We are unable to respond to individual requests, so please check this space for further updates.

Thank you for your interest in childcare at Kiwassa… and for your patience!

Wait List

If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please complete the following form. Priority is given to siblings of children in Kiwassa Childcare programs.

When you submit the above requested information, the reply email you receive from us is confirmation that your child has been added to the waiting list. We will be sure to contact you as soon as there is an enrolment opportunity for your child.

Kiwassa Neighbourhood House has a team of staff that bring an eclectic range of education, professional training and experience to the work of Kiwassa, as well as passion, ideas and energy.

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