WELCOME to the Community Daycare at BCC. We are classified as a licensed group daycare, 30 months to school age. School age means that we may take children who are not yet in grade one. (That is, we may take kindergarten aged children up to and including the summer before they begin grade one). Our capacity is presently 25 children, and up to 6 of the 25 children may be between the ages of 24 to 36 months. The minimum staff to children ratio is 1:8, and 1:4 for the toddler age group. We often staff higher than this to safeguard the quality of the program, and to reduce wear and tear on our staff. In order to enrol a toddler in the daycare program, a variance from licensing will be required. This is to ensure that you believe your child to be ready for a group daycare experience and to show licensing that the daycare can properly care for your child. For more information please contact a daycare coordinator.

The Community Daycare is well and truly used by the community and is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm with varying fees depending on program enrolment. The daycare is “Reggio” inspired and the emphasis is on a well programmed and yet unhurried day with quality time spent with every child. Four of our 25 spaces are reserved for 2 year olds and our warm and skilled staff truly connect with each and every child.  The Safe Spaces program is integral to our daycare program and aims to teach young children empathy, emotional literacy and positive problem-solving skills.

 

Enrolment

We enrol children into our programs in the order in which we receive their family’s applications. However, we do reserve the right to manage the acceptance of applications so as to create group dynamics that allow the children (and staff) to have the best possible experiences.

Daycare registration is ongoing; parents may register their children at any time during the year, and children are accepted into the program as space becomes available. The waitlist is open to families as soon as you know you will be having a child.There is no fee to register for the waitlist.

To enrol in the Community Daycare, please complete the Enrolment Package and return it, along with the appropriate fees, to BCC Daycare, 650 Carter Road, Bowen Island, BC, V0N 1G2.  The following items should be included:

  • BCC’s Enrolment Form
  • Parent’s Agreement
  • Consents and Permissions
  • Emergency Card
  • Immunization Form

Should you have any questions regarding enrolment, please contact a Daycare Coordinator at daycare@bowenchildrenscentre.ca or by phone at 604-947-9628.

PLEASE NOTE: a Bowen Children’s Enrolment Package is valid for both the daycare and preschool programs.

 

Daycare Fees

Bowen Children’s Centre is a registered non-profit society that strives to maintain the highest standards of care while keeping rates as low as possible. The BCC Daycare has a limited number of spaces available each day as set out in the terms of its license, which dictates strict staff to children ratios.

Childcare booking options are shown below.  To ask about BCC Daycare arrangements, please speak with the Daycare staff at 604-947-9628 or the Bowen Children’s Centre Executive Director at 604-947-9628. If you’re planning to book regular daycare, you may want to ask about the two weeks’ vacation time policy for regular daycare attendees.

NOTE THAT THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT'S CHILD CARE FEE REDUCTION INITIATIVE IS NOT REFLECTED IN THE FEES PUBLISHED BELOW.   INVOICED AMOUNTS WILL INCLUDE A REBATE FROM THE PUBLISHED FEES.

Regular: 3-6 year Olds

$6.50/hour

  • Regularly scheduled days/week
  • Space reserved for your child(ren)
  • Regular monthly fee
  • 1 month's notice for change/cancellation
  • Min daily booking is 6 hours
  • Max daily rate for 8-12 hours: $52
  • Maximum monthly rate: $980
  • 2 weeks vacation/year - no charge

Drop in: 3-6 Year Olds

$7.00/hour

Space subject to availability

  • Book up to 2 weeks in advance
  • 24 hour notice of cancellation required
  • Min daily booking is 6 hours
  • Max daily rate for 8-12 hours: $56

BCC Preschool Students

(SEE BELOW FOR PRICES)
  • Must be attending BCC Preschool that day
  • Regular & drop in conditions apply EXCEPT:
  • Space also reserved for Preschool Drop-ins
  • Min daily booking is 5 hours in addition to time in preschool
  • Max regular rate for 6+ hours: $39
  • Max drop in rate for 6+ hours: $42
  • Also applies to BCC students at BCC camps

Regular: 2-3 Year Olds

$8.00/hour

  • Regularly scheduled days/week
  • Space reserved for your child(ren)
  • Regular monthly fee1 month's notice for change/cancellation
  • Min daily booking is 5 hours
  • Max daily rate 8-12 hours: $64
  • Max monthly rate: $1,180

 

Drop in: 2-3 Year Olds

$8.50/hour

  • Space subject to availability
  • Book up to 2 weeks in advance
  • 24 hour notice of cancellation required
  • Min daily booking is 5 hours
  • Max daily rate for 8-12 hours: $68

Payment

Once you have filled out the Daycare Enrolment package, please add:

  • Your registration: $35 for one child; $10 for each additional child; and
  • Your deposit: half of one month’s fees/child for regular bookings

The BCC Daycare accepts payment by:

  • e-transfer to accounting@bowenchildrenscentre.ca; or
  • cheque or money order payable to the BCC Daycare and:
  • delivered in person; or
  • mailed to Bowen Children’s Centre, 650 Carter Rd, Bowen Island, V0N 1G2.

Please make cheques payable to BCC Daycare and be sure to add your child/ren’s name in the memo line on all forms of payment.

Each February, BCC Daycare issues receipts for the previous year’s daycare fees, which parents may use to claim the Child Care Tax Credit.