WELCOME to the Cedar Room at Bowen Children’s Centre, our licensed early learning care and education program for 4 and 5 year olds. Since we started up in 1971, our childcare centre (Bowen's first), has been ever evolving and represents the best of current early childhood research. Our education philosophy is “Reggio” inspired and the emphasis is on a joyful learning experience in an unhurried day with quality time spent with every child. Our warm and skilled staff truly connect with each and every child.  The Safe Spaces program is foundational to our learning environment, teaching young children empathy, emotional literacy and positive problem-solving skills.

Our capacity is presently 20 children. The minimum staff to children ratio is 1:8. We often staff higher than this to safeguard the quality of the program, and to reduce wear and tear on our staff. This preschool aged program is well and truly loved by the community and is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 6:30p.m.

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.

Our 4 and 5 year old program 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. There is no fee to register for the waitlist just call 604-947-9626 or email info@bowenchildrenscentre.ca

To enrol in our program, please complete the Enrolment Package and return it, along with the appropriate fees, to BCC at 650 Carter Road, Bowen Island, BC, V0N 1G2. The enrolment package includes:

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

Should you have any questions regarding enrolment, please contact us at admin@bowenchildrenscentre.ca or by phone at 604-947-9626.

PLEASE NOTE:  Bowen Children’s Enrolment Package is valid for all BCC programs

 

Fees

Bowen Children’s Centre (BCC) is a registered non-profit society that strives to maintain the highest standards of care while keeping rates as low as possible. BCC has a limited number of spaces available each day in every program 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 care arrangements, please speak with the program staff at 604-947-9626 or BCC’s Executive Director at 604-947-9626.

NOTE THAT THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT'S CHILD CARE FEE REDUCTION INITIATIVE IS REFLECTED IN THE FEES PUBLISHED BELOW.   INVOICED AMOUNTS WILL INCLUDE THIS REDUCTION.

ALSO THE AFFORDABLE CHILD CARE BENEFIT (ACCB) IS A GOVERNMENT INITIATIVE AVAILABLE TO ELIGIBLE FAMILIES WITH A COMBINED INCOME OF UP TO $111,000 PER YEAR.  FAMILIES MUST APPLY ON THEIR OWN BEHALF. IF ELIGIBLE, THIS FURTHER REDUCES YOUR MONTHLY FEES OUTLINED BELOW.

Financial Bursary

We are pleased to say that Bowen Children’s Centre is also able to offer financial assistance through the Gail Taylor Bursary Fund to those for whom program fees may pose a hardship or families who have a child with requiring extra support in the classroom. Please alert us to your interest by contacting the executive director at 604-947-9626 or info@bowenchildrenscentre.ca. Bursary information is confidential.

If you have any questions please call the office at 604-947-9626.

 

Children age 3+ years old
    5 days/week 4 days/week 3 days/week 2 days/week
Full day Regular monthly rate  $          1,120  $              896  $            672  $            448
Rate with Fee Reduction Initiative  $          1,020  $              816  $            612  $            408
Half day Regular monthly rate  $             672  $              538  $            403  $            269
Rate with Fee Reduction Initiative  $             622  $              498  $            373  $            249