NORTH VANCOUVER'S PREMIER PRESCHOOL

UNIQUE, QUALITY, PRESCHOOL EXPERIENCE FOR 2-5 YEAR OLDS
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YEAR OLDS

YEAR OLDS

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YEAR OLDS

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ABOUT HIGHLANDS
EARLY LEARNING CENTRE

Highlands Early Learning Centre has been educating children in the community for over 50 years. We provide a unique, quality preschool experience for 2-5-year-olds. We work together with parents to support children through their early years, extending their emotional, social, academic and physical skills and abilities.

Our goal is to inspire curiosity, independence, and a life-long love of learning to help our children become contributing members of our community and the world.
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VISION

To create an inclusive preschool community that honours the individuality of each child and exceptional teachers who instill a passion for learning.

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PURPOSE

Highlands Early Learning Centre provides preschool children with an inclusive space to play and explore, laying a foundation for a lifetime of confidence, curiosity, and wonder.

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VALUES

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INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY
TEACHING EXCELLENCE
CULTURE
LEARNING THROUGH
PLAY
SHARE AND
EXPLORE IDEAS

EARLY LEARNING FRAMEWORK

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The Ministry of Education, in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Children and Family Development, have created the Early Learning Framework which Highlands teachers incorporate in their classrooms. 

 

The Early Learning Framework states that “Play is vital to young children’s daily lives and promotes their healthy physical and intellectual development in ways that cannot be achieved by focusing on pre-academic skills.”

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The Early Learning Framework supports the teachers to create rich early learning experiences and environments that support your children’s early learning and development. Current research suggests that there are windows of opportunity in children’s early development.

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The Early Learning Framework describes four living inquiries:

  • Well-Being and belonging

  • Engagement with others, materials and the world

  • Communication and literacies

  • Identities, social responsibility, and diversity

“Living inquiries are rooted in the belief that children learn by doing (playing) when they are engaged in projects and inquiries that extend their interests.” ELF p 65

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For more information on the new Early Learning Framework please CLICK HERE

CURRENT FAMILIES

Discover your forms and all essential information for the 2022/2023 School Year.

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PRIORITY REGISTRATION

STEP 1.

OPEN REGISTRATION

Our open registration for the 2023/24 School year is from January 12th-19th, 2023. During this time frame click on the button below. Fill out the registration application form with all your child’s information and your 1st and 2nd choice schedule.  

JOIN THE SCHOOL

Join the Pre-Registration List to get the latest on our upcoming Registration dates and process for 2023/2024***

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