Smuyuq’wa’ Lelum ECD Centre


ladybugSmuyuq’wa’ Lelum Early Childhood Development Centre is a fully licensed, state of the art, childcare facility, providing quality care for children aged 6 months to 6 years.

  • Licensed, professional ECE staff
  • Infant/Toddler and/or Special Needs qualified
  • Staff are First Aid certified
  • Secure and inviting environment

For further information please contact Jen McCrystal, Early Childhood Education Coordinator at 604-943-1322 ext 224.

Smuyuq’wa’ Lelum Philosophy

Smuyuq’wa’ Lelum ECDC is a positive introduction to the school experience. We strive to provide a safe, caring, and inviting environment to enhance positive social and emotional development and instill a sense of pride, confidence and desire to learn within children.
At Smuyuq’wa’ Lelum we encourage cultural diversity and acceptance of all ethnicities as a means of bridging the gaps within our communities. This will provide children with a positive sense of themselves and to build knowledge of their culture.

We believe in a positive start to engage children in the possibility of learning so that they carry forth the enthusiasm, self-esteem and initiative to foster future personal growth and learning.

Infant and Toddler Program (6 months – 30 months)

infant-toddler Infants enrolled in the centre adhere to their own individual schedules throughout the day. Staff plan each child’s day according to their needs.

Toddlers are provided with the opportunity to gain a sense of mastery over their environment through exploration and play. Creativity and freedom of choice are encouraged as toddlers assert their independence. Feeding, diapering and napping are each an integral part of the daily curriculum.

Infant/Toddler Hours: Monday to Friday 7:00am–5:45pm

Day Care Program (30 months – 6 years old)

daycareThrough weekly themes, the children learn new concepts, allowing them to extend their play and to share individual interests and ideas. Emphasis is placed on socialization skills as children learn to play creatively and cooperatively. We meet the needs of both typically and children who require extra support, such as language delay.

Daycare Hours: Monday to Friday 7:00am–5:45pm

Preschool Program (3-5 years old)

pre-school Qualified staff provide a culturally enriched, literacy, play based preschool program. We provide a fun learning environment filled with emerging kindergarten readiness skills. Learning is supported through enjoyable activities that stimulate the child’s growth and development.

Pre-school Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00–11:30am (September to June)

Monthly Rates

Full-time (M-F) $840.00
3-days Part-time (M/W/F) $585.00
2-days Part-time (T/TH) $390.00
Full-time (M-F) $650.00
3-days Part-time (M/W/F) $455.00
2-days Part-time (T/TH) $303.00
Full-time (3 days a week M/W/F) $110.00
Part-time (2 days a week) $ 90.00

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