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Preschool Building

Canyon Heights Montessori Preschool is located on the grounds of the Canyon Heights Elementary School - a safe, child friendly environment surrounded by playgrounds and the forested community of Canyon Heights. The fully-equipped classroom encourages play and learning in a stimulating yet gentle environment. Please call to arrange a tour.

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The Preschool has a strong community network to support the children and staff. North Vancouver is a wonderful and supportive community in which to raise children. The libraries, recreation centres, villages, and support organizations offer a wide range of services.

Below are just a few links to local resources:

Canyon Heights Elementary School
Canyon Heights Preschool is located on the grounds of Canyon Heights Elementary School.
Childcare Resource and Research Unit
The Childcare Resource and Research Unit focuses on research and policy resources in the context of a high quality system of early childhood education and child care in Canada.
Early Learning Foundations
All ELF preschools, including Canyon Heights, adhere to the program Guiding Principles and Practices developed by Early Childhood Educators and the North Vancouver School District and provide a high quality developmentally appropriate preschool program in a play-based environment. ELF programs have been developed for 3 and 4 year old children. Parents can be assured that each ELF site is administered by a qualified Early Childhood Educator.
Edgemont Village
A short distance away is the charming Edgemont Village, hosting restaurants, cafes, shops, services, library, and more.
Family Services of the North Shore
Family Services of the North Shore (FSNS) is a not for profit accredited organization committed to providing compassionate, professional, and affordable social services to those who live or work on the North Shore. Through counselling programs, FSNS helps individuals, couples, families, and groups, children, women and men resolve emotional and social problems. Through education programs, and volunteering programs FSNS strives to meet the changing needs of our community.
Ministry of Children and Family Development - Subsidy Evaluator
As a result of the Ministry of Children and Family Development's (MCFD) commitment to service enhancements and providing supports to parents, a new tool called the 'Child Care Subsidy Evaluator' has been added to MCFD's Child Care Subsidy webpage. The purpose of the Evaluator is to provide parents with a pre-assessment tool. This tool assists parents in determining whether or not they may be eligible for child care subsidy. Unlike the Estimator, that was deactivated on the Ministry of Employment and Income Assistances website Oct 1, 2005, the Evaluator will not advise parents of a specific amount of subsidy but will provide them with an indication of whether they may be eligible for child care subsidy and should apply.
Montessori Methodology
Site of the International Montessori Index, which provides a good overview of the Montessori methodology.
North Shore Community Resources Society – North Shore Child Care
North Shore Child Care (NSCCRP) is a service of North Shore Community Resource. NSCCRP serves as a community based nonprofit organization that promotes programs and projects which enhance caring services and the quality of life for children and their families.
North Vancouver School District
Provides links to local schools and information on the School District and its programs
West Coast Child Care Resource Centre
Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre enhances the lives of children and families by providing child development and child care information, referrals, training and resources for parents, caregivers and others who provide services to children and families.