Teaching Staff

St. Catherine’s prides itself on the excellence of its teaching staff. All teachers have or are working towards their Early Childhood Education (ECE) accreditation, and most have post basic i.e. infant/toddler and special needs as well as First Aid Certificates. Professional Development is a priority at St. Catherine’s and the staff continue to update their skills by attending workshops and seminars to be on the cutting edge of ECE trends.

We offer an above average teacher/child ratio of 2 fully qualified teachers to every 20 children in our three and four year old program. The two year old Discovery program, with a maximum of 16 children per class, boasts a ratio of 1 fully qualified teacher to each 4 children.

Most importantly our team is a fun-loving and caring group of professionals who enjoy teaching your children.

Development Resource Teacher

Our Development Resource Teacher is available to assist teachers in identifying when children may need either a challenge in the program or extra support to meet their developmental goals and milestones. Please contact Marion Porter for more information.

Music Program*

Each three and four year-old class participates in a weekly half-hour music class in small groups of 10 children. The Kodaly-Orff/Suzuki based teaching method incorporates nursery rhymes, songs and musical concepts. Speech, song, movement and instruments give young children an excellent foundation for future musical development.

* Available for 3′s and 4′s classes only.  Not available for 2′s

Program Details

Program 2016/17
2 year old Discovery Program 2′s brochure
3 year old Preschool Program  3′s brochure
4 year old Preschool Program 4′s brochure

Summer Program

The summer school program is designed to enhance the child’s summer by providing a safe, fun and stimulating environment. We provide a place where children can come and socialize, be involved in theme related activities and learn through play.

We offer this program to children three years of age (by the end of December) to Kindergarten age. This program is not just restricted to children attending St. Catherine’s Preschool, so if you have friends, relatives or neighbours that you feel would enjoy the program with your child please pass along a registration for to them.

Each week our theme will be incorporated along with the regular daily structure of our program with circle times, arts & crafts, songs, games, science, snack, indoor and extended outdoor play and lots & lots of fun! Every day is full of different activities.

This year’s theme will be “Away We Go!!”  We will be running July 4th through to July 28th, 2017. The first week runs Tuesday to Friday and the rest will be Mondays to Thursdays, Morning sessions will be from 9 am – 12 noon and 1 pm – 4 pm in the afternoons. The cost is $100 per session.

Registration forms will be available at St. Catherine’s as of Monday, April 10th, 2017. Deadline for registration is May 31st, 2017. Call Marion Porter at (604) 980-1326 for more info. Classes will be filled on a first come first serve basis so register early!

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