A secure start for your child’s education
In Waldorf education, the Early Years Programs for children 5 and under are held very closely to facilitate the best opportunity for a young child to feel at home in their first ‘away from home’ environment.
In Whistler, we offer both playschool and Kindergarten together in our Early Years programs to help foster a developmentally appropriate curriculum and environment. This principle is a foundational component of Waldorf education and is critical to maintain the health and well-being of a young child.
- Licensed group childcare is available for ages 30 months – 5 years old in Little Cedars @ Spruce Grove & the Early Years Centre @ Spring Creek.
- Kindergarten, also known as the Briar Rose @ Spruce Grove, is available for children in September if they turn five years old in the same year.
Financial Assistance for Childcare:
WWS has been accepted into B.C.’s Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative (CCFRI), which may provide a reduction of up to $545 per month for group care for children aged 3 to kindergarten, and up to $900/month for group toddler care (under 36 months). Parents do not need to apply; fee reductions are applied to fees.
In addition, qualified families are also recommended to apply for the Affordable Childcare Benefit for more assistance (for Little Cedars & Early Years Centre participants only).