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EYC Opens today! Thank you to the community!

Today the Whistler Waldorf School Early Years Centre in Spring Creek officially opened its doors! This opening marks the end of months of preparations and countless hours of work.  It also marks the beginning of more quality early childhood programming in our community.

We wish to once again gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia, the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation, the Resort Municipality of Whistler and the Community Foundation of Whistler. Many individual donors also supported this important initiative by giving generously at the Whistler Waldorf School fundraising gala held this past June. THANK YOU!

In addition, we’d like to acknowledge the ongoing support of MLA Jordon Sturdy, WCSS Director Jackie Dickinson and Roger Weetman of the RMOW. Their letters of support helped strengthen the Whistler Waldorf School’s provincial grant application allowing us the opportunity to operate the new childcare centre. Gratitude also goes out to the Sea to Sky Community Services Society for their patience and flexibility as the facility lease holder – we are excited to be sharing the building with other local not-for-profit organizations doing great work in our community including Zero Ceiling and Howe Sound Women’s Centre.

Through the generous efforts of all the above, the Whistler Waldorf School Early Years Centre is excited to open its doors and enthusiastically welcomes you to come and take a peek! 

For more information, explore the Early Years Centre and contact Admissions to book a personal tour.

Establishing healthy social skills at an Early Age

Children are encouraged to share, to work together, to care for each other and to respect the needs of others.

Children help perform a myriad of tasks including preparing snacks, setting the table, sweeping, and washing up after meals. An emphasis on gratitude, intention of preparation, and table manners helps develop lifelong social skills and a sense of responsibility.

Learn more about the Early Years program or contact Admissions to arrange a private tour of the Early Years Centre.

Early Years Centre Community Info. Session #2 – Nov. 21

Join us to learn more about our new Spring Creek Early Years Centre opening on December 2, 2019!

We had such great turnout at our first Community Information Session that we’ve decided to host a second – this time in our new location in the Sea to Sky Services Building in Spring Creek.

Date: Thursday November 21
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm
Location: Early Years Centre in Spring Creek at 1519 Spring Creek Drive.

Our Early Years Program is offered for children 30 month-school age, 2-5 days a week throughout the year. The info session will include:

  • tea and snacks with a short presentation on program details
  • projected opening dates, rates, the admissions process & wait pool policy details
  • opportunity to ask questions and mingle with staff.

Please note: This is an adult oriented event.

Whistler Waldorf features a caring, thoughtfully designed learning environment integrating arts, movement, music and storytelling into the curriculum daily. This allows children to learn the best way they know how – by doing!

For more information or to submit an application for enrollment for your child for in the Early Years Centre, please email Admissions or call 604.932.1885.

Early Years Centre Open House on Oct. 23

Please join us at for a Community Information Session about our new Spring Creek Early Years Centre opening in November 2019.

Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm
Location: Whistler Waldorf School – 7324 Kirkpatrick Drive

 

Our Early Years Program is offered for children 30 month-school age, 2-5 days a week throughout the year.

Whistler Waldorf features a caring, thoughtfully designed learning environment integrating arts, movement, music and storytelling into the curriculum daily. This allows children to learn the best way they know how – by doing!

The info session will include tea and snacks with a short presentation on our program highlights including:

  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum & focus on experiential learning
  • Thoughtfully designed learning environments
  • Strong sense of community & parent engagement
  • Focus on fostering of a love of nature and active care for the environment

We will also share practical details including:

  • Projected open dates & annual calendar
  • Admissions process & wait pool policy details
  • Tuition and Fee Schedule

There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and mingle with staff.

For more information please email our Admissions Manager or call 604.932.1885.

Early Years Centre expansion to Spring Creek

The Whistler Waldorf School Society  is excited to announce the expansion of its Early Years programming to a new facility south of Whistler in Spring Creek! 

What:

16 new licensed group childcare spaces for children 30 months – school age 

Where:

Spring  Creek  Sea-to-Sky Services Building @ 1519 Spring Creek Drive

When:

Projected open date is December 2, 2019.

Details:

 

Days 2, 3, 4 & 5 day options available Monday-Friday (2 day min. ongoing registration required.)

Time – 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Tuition & Fee Schedule Starts from $80/day; monthly rate is equal to min. 2 day/week total cost for approx. $600/month.

Please note: WWS offers lump sum or monthly payment options and has been accepted into B.C.’s Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative (CCFRI), as part of the 2019/20 Child Care Operating Funding Program, which may provide a reduction of up to $350 per month per child. 

 

Daily Schedule – Similar to our currently offered Waldorf playschool program, this program will reflect Waldorf  educational  principle and offer children abundant opportunity for free play and exploration of the world around them balanced by a healthy rhythm of group activities including singing, movement, stories, artistic and practical work.

View more details on the Curriculum for Early Years.

Registration:

Whistler Waldorf School accepts applications on a rolling basis. Read more about our rates and application process. Contact our Admissions Manager to learn more about our tuition adjustment program and making a Waldorf education possible for your family. 

Please note: We encourage you to apply at any point during the year and will be happy to consider your application. Registration is based on space availability and the school’s ability to meet the needs of your child. Our goal in the admissions process is to ensure there is a good fit for children and their families, in support of Whistler Waldorf’s Mission, Vision and Values.

 

We  wish to thank the Province of British Columbia, the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation, the Resort Municipality of Whistler, Community Foundation of Whistler and the many donors who gave generously at our June Fundraising Gala in support of this important initiative.

New childcare spaces announced for Whistler

The Whistler Waldorf School would like to express a heartfelt thank you to the Province of BC, Resort Municipality of Whistler, the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation and the Community Foundation of Whistler for helping fund the creation of 16 new Whistler Waldorf Group Childcare spaces for children 30 months to school age.

Learn more about the new Early Years Program at Spring Creek and how to enroll your child.

 

Also, a few class spaces still remain in the elementary and high school for school age students for the 2019/20 school year.