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Where Learning is Child’s Play


Registration for September 2024 starts January 9th.

Registration for September 2023 is ongoing.

Call us at (604) 826-9080 or email us at for more information or for questions.



Education Through Play

What We Do

Sandcastle Preschool accepts registration from all children in the community ages 32 mos. to 4 years old. At Sandcastle Preschool you will find Qualified Early Childhood Educators, competitive rates, early literacy & math, art activities, health & safety awareness, water and sand play, community guests and parent participation field trips, rhythm & music, computer literacy and more…

Opportunities for learning through exploration and discovery.

Positive social opportunities through facilitated play.

Learning opportunities that are developmentally appropriate, challenging and rewarding.

Through our daily program (Peer Interactive Play, Story Time, Circle Time, Life Skills and Outside Play) we believe children learn best when they are actively exploring materials and interacting with their peers in an inclusive setting. Following a developmental, activity based model of early education, children are encouraged to learn at their own pace through creative exploration and discovery. Most importantly we believe children’s learning should be FUN!

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Choosing to enroll your preschooler in a program that supports learning through play is the most developmentally appropriate setting for enhancing their overall growth and development, at a time when it’s happening fast! When preschoolers are given opportunities to learn in natural play settings, they learn best through discovery, exploration, practice and encouragement.

What About Academics

A learning through play program allows children to learn concepts, discover and experience their world, and build skills in a way that supports their natural ability to learn. It also builds imagination, creativity, and a LOVE for learning!


What about Kindergarten


A learning through play program is the best way to prepare your child for their big school career! Before Kindergarten, preschoolers need opportunities to:


Play allows children the opportunity to develop speech and language skills as well listening skills before they begin kindergarten. Children talk and listen while they play. At Sandcastle Preschool, we provide opportunities for solitary play which typically involves self talk and narration (e.g. “now my car is driving up the hill and then it goes down, wee, wee, wee”) companion play, where children communicate with others to add purpose to their play, and group play where they interact with the class cooperatively. The more vocabulary a child is exposed to on a day-to-day basis, the greater the variety of words a child will incorporate into play.

Cognitive Development

Science has shown that children who engage in pretend play tend to have more sophisticated levels of interaction with others and increases cognitive ability. (Bergen, D, 2002). We see development of cognitive skills like math and problem solving in a pretend grocery store, new vocabulary, like the words they need to play with the toy dinosaurs. Play and learning are not separate activities at Sandcastle Preschool… they are intertwined.

Relationship Building

At Sandcastle Preschool, we see clearly that play helps to promote the development of social skills. We see children learn how relationships work through their play experiences. At Sandcastle, children learn skills to interact with others, to share and navigated a variety of social situations.

Various Class Options

Monday / Wednesday / Friday: 8:45am – 11:15am

Monday / Wednesday / Friday: 11:45am – 2:15pm

Tuesday / Thursday: 8:45am – 11:15am

Tuesday/Thursday: 11:45am – 2:15pm


How to Register

Registration for the 2024 year starts January 9th.

Registration for the 2023 year is ongoing.

Call us at (604) 826-9080 or email us at for more information or for questions.

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