Preschool Programs

Each child's learning and development needs are as unique as they are. At Sunflower Early Learning Society, we offer multiple programs, providing educational care designed to inspire imagination, spark curiosity, and encourage discovery through play. 

Each program is age-appropriate and designed to prepare your children for their educational journeys. We use the Reggio Emilia philosophy in each program and provide engaging, themed classroom activities that ignite a love of learning and exploration in your child. 

Painting Class

Classes for 3's

Preschoolers are more adventurous and curious about their surroundings, and our teachers stay one step ahead of their students. Each day is thoroughly planned out by what their students show interest in. 

In this program, our teachers begin to introduce concepts like opposites, identify emotions and basic directional skills and independence. 

Classes for 4's

Our pre-kindergarten classes focus on kindergarten readiness. Your child's teacher will work with you and your child to ensure they are socially, emotionally, cognitively, and behaviourally prepared for the demands of a kindergarten classroom. 

Our teachers use kindergarten benchmarks and continually assess your child's development to ensure they start kindergarten with confidence.

Boy in Art Class

FAQ's for Preschool

When can my child start the 3 year old program?


To be eligable for entry into a 3's class, your child must be 3 years old on or before December 31 of the year they are joining us. If your child is joining mid-term, they are required to be at least 33 months old.




Does my child need to be potty trained before starting preschool at Sunflower?


We require that children are potty trained before attending; under a preschool license, we do not have the facilities nor staffing ratio required to potty train or change diapers. We are aware that accidents happen, so we ask to keep a change of clothing at school. However, if your child has accidents every day they are in school, we do not consider them to be potty trained. For more information see https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/hw170452




When can my child start the 4 year old program?


To be eligable for entry into a 4's class, your child must be 4 years old on or before December 31 of the year they are joining us. If your child is joining mid-term, they are required to be at least 45 months old.




How many teachers teach per class at Sunflower?


At Sunflower there are 2-3 qualified teachers in each class, which is above the recommended licensing ratio for our groups. We know it is important not only for the children to be supported and engaged with consistently, it’s also important for our teachers to be supported and inspired. Even though our teachers are already qualified as ECE’s and ECEA’s, we never stop learning from each other every day, and offer opportunities for professional development throughout the year, to make sure we’re always giving the children our best. We welcome families to be a part of the Sunflower community and encourage family members to join us as a volunteer in the classroom at least once throughout the year. It’s a great way to share in your child’s preschool experience.